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Class of 2012 Returns for One-of-a-Kind Basketball Game

By: Communications Manager Sarah Meyer

March 6, 2018

Twenty-six alumni from the Class of 2012 teamed up March 2 for Rossman’s 31st annual Spirit Day basketball game. The high school seniors went head to head with fifth and sixth graders, making a valiant effort despite the wacky games concocted by P.E. teachers Larry Huusko and Jenna Lucas. The alumni handicaps included imaginative challenges like: “Olympic Pairs Figure Basketball,” a tribute to the Olympics in which the alumni had to hold hands as they played; “Seussmania Basketball,” which required the alumni to wear festive costumes and recite lines from Seuss books in honor of the author’s birthday; and “Cellular Basketball,” which transformed the alumni players into cell formations and allowed only the nucleus to handle the ball.

The crowd was kept roaring with excitement and laughter for the entire basketball game. At the final buzzer, the fifth and sixth graders led 48 to 10, but the alumni were clearly winners too, having shown a great sense of humor and impressive skills during the twelve whimsical periods. 

Following the game, the alumni gathered in the Pratt Performing Arts Center to catch up and reminisce. The returning seniors represented Chaminade (1), John Burroughs (8), Ladue High School (2), MICDS (7), St. Louis Priory (2), Visitation Academy (2), Westminster (1), and Whitfield (3). While some of the students are still finalizing college plans, others have made decisions to attend Belmont University, Denison University, Indiana University, Kansas University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, Southern Methodist University, Taylor University, University of Miami, University of Tampa, University of Vermont, Washington University, and Yale University.


Rossman School, nestled on a 20-acre campus in Creve Coeur, is an independent preparatory school for students in Junior Kindergarten (four years old) through Grade 6. The school’s mission is to provide a strong, well-balanced education in a nurturing school community committed to excellence. Dedicated to developing personal, nurturing relationships with each child, Rossman’s experienced educators provide a solid foundation in academics, athletics and arts while emphasizing strong character development and leadership skills.​ Request a free Rossman School brochure here

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