2021 marks what I hope will become a return to annually recognizing the role that one woman played in the founding of Andrews back in 1910. That woman, Margaret St. John Andrews, was born on this day, February 10 in 1846 – 175 years ago - and it is because, as her brother Gamaliel said in his Founder’s Day address in 1933, “she was ever thoughtful of the welfare of others, especially young girls” that we continue to fulfill her legacy. As long as this school stands, she will not be forgotten and so I invite you to honor her legacy by wearing your school colors today and sharing stories of your time on campus through social media!
I invite you to enjoy these pictures from past Founder’s Days and dig a little deeper into the history surrounding the founding of our school, which included a protracted legal battle with the Smithsonian. Insight into Wallace’s will, which was a key point of contention, serves as a unique first-hand account of a time long gone.
If you would like to make a donation in honor of Margaret St. John Andrews in support of our students and faculty, we'd be most grateful. Visit https://andrewsosborne.myschoolapp.com/page/about-aoa/support-aoa/online-giving?siteId=988