We were thrilled to have alumna and former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush ’43 visit campus on February 17. During a special assembly held in her honor, students, faculty and staff, and Board of Trustee members enjoyed hearing Mrs. Bush regale fondly of her time at Ashley Hall where she served as captain of the Purples and also played the role of the speaking angel in the school’s annual Christmas Play. Exuding her signature warmth and wit, Mrs. Bush graciously answered numerous questions from the students covering both political and personal areas of interest. Head of School Jill Muti closed the program by honoring Mrs. Bush with the Distinguished Alumnae Award and an Ashley Hall Alumnae pin which she wore proudly throughout the rest of the day.