Founders Day assembly was rousing. The audience saw the all three divisions and staff come together for a game of Trivia. There were a few questions that were asked: what was the first Bullis football team called?, What was one of the first student clubs at Bullis in the 1940's?, What 1924 Olympic team did Commander Bullis qualify for as a young man?. The answers to these questions are Little Admirals, The Rifle Club and Wrestling. Also, who knew that the painting of the stadium steps started as a prank?!!!!
Why is it important that the Bullis Community celebrate this day?
Advancement Associate Mrs. Susan King and Director of Communications Mrs. Susie Zimmerman thought it was a good idea to set aside a day when we as a community could reflect on Bullis history.
“We have two really interesting founders, Commander Bullis and his wife Louise” Said Ms King. “We did not have a day set aside for this, so we all thought ‘why don't we start this tradition?”
Founder’s day follows the publication of last year’s Onward Faring, which was written by Susan King.
“Particularly with the history book just being published, with people thinking more about Bullis History, being more curious about its history and wanting to know more”said King.
Bullis history is still alive today.
“We're always making history here,” Mrs. King said “ A lot of values and traditions from our founders are still here for example we still eat family style dinner/ lunch and we still have the same values that they had to develop and maintain,” said Mrs. Zimmerman.
Bullis families still feel the warmth of a caring community. This tradition is going to be celebrated every year with even more exciting events. Bullis Founders Day increases school pride. It gives students an identity and belonging. “It is always nice to feel like you are part of something bigger than you,” mentioned Zimmerman.
Founders Day is going to be fun and exciting in the future as there are going to be activities such as scavenger hunts. Bullis is growing and developing every day. One might wonder how it would look like in 50 years.