Joshua Wisenthal ’99, President of the Selwyn House Old Boys’ Association, greeted the class of 2020 at the Old Boys’ Association Induction Dinner on November 13, and explained to the Grade 11 students the advantages of being a member of the OBA.
Several Old Boy fathers joined their sons at the Induction Dinner—along with Selwyn House Headmaster Hal Hannaford, Assistant Headmaster and Head of Senior School Mike Downey, and Advancement Director James F. McMillan, plus other staff members—for the Grade 11 students’ official welcome into the OBA.
The OBO organizes some 80 events per year, which operate as social and athletic events, not as fundraisers, Josh said. In addition to these activities, the OBA exists as a global network that can be a great advantage for its younger members. “There is a world of other Old Boys that is entirely open to you,” Josh said, adding that, as he travelled the world, he has met Old Boys 30 years older than he is, who have given him career advice and guided him in the right direction.
“There is a common bond among Selwyn House grads, regardless of whether you graduated in 2020 or 1980. Don't ever hesitate to reach out to anybody in the Old Boys’ network.”