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All Aboard the New Whitehurst Campus Train!

Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus students were let in on a big surprise the morning of October 9… The new and improved Bulldog Express has arrived!

Due to the generosity of the Powell family, the brand-new Whitehurst Campus train is now taking passengers on several routes, including to and from lunch at Verlander Hall every day.

After Flag, Whitehurst Campus Head Dr. Christy Lusk directed the entire student body to head to the street between the lower school office and the Pre-K house for the official unveiling. Teachers distributed conductor hats and train whistles to the excited students, who were delighted to see President and Head of School Tyler Hodges driving the train up the hill to deliver the orange-and-blue locomotive.  

Powell family with new Bulldog Express

Our favorite mascot, Champ, also joined Hodges aboard the Bulldog Express upon its delivery, but the train’s maiden voyage was taken by the youngest Powell to attend Bolles, who welcomed her classmates to join her. Billy Powell ’72 and Ben Powell ’05 were recognized for their meaningful gift at the unveiling, which also honored Hugh Powell ’46, making this addition to the Whitehurst Campus a reflection of the family’s four generations at Bolles.

Retired Whitehurst Campus teachers and administrators were also in attendance, including (from left to right) Bev McCown, Rhonda Gwin, Kari Terry, Cindy Selock and longtime past Campus Head Carol Imfeld.

retired Bolles faculty attends train unveiling

All Whitehurst Campus students had the opportunity to ride the Bulldog Express throughout the day. Thank you to the entire Powell family for this magical addition to the School community! To view pictures from the celebration, visit our online photo gallery here.