In the Alumni Office, we love seeing the demon deacon children of alumni! (Or pictures of alumni when they were little deacons themselves.)

And we figured we weren’t the only ones. Each week, we will be featuring “darling deacons” here on Alumni, So Dear. It’s a chance for alumni parents to share with the Wake Forest community pictures of their children in all of their Black & Gold gear. We’re happy for alumni to take a walk down memory lane and send in any childhood Wake Forest photos of themselves, too.

This week’s Darling Deacon is 13-year-old John Kalavritinos. His father, Jack Kalavritinos (’85), wrote in an email to the Alumni Office about their time together at Homecoming 2012, “John and I had an amazing time…and truly enjoyed being back at good ole Wake.”

Jack Kalavritinos (’85) and his son John at Homecoming 2012’s Festival on the Quad.

Father and son at the football game.

Jack also shared that one of the highlights of the weekend was coincidently sitting behind his freshman year roommate, James Ivory (’85), who was also at the football game with his son, Sebastian Ivory. They realized it right after halftime and enjoyed reminiscing throughout the second half of the game. James’ son had just been accepted to Wake Forest early admission, so there was plenty to talk about!

John and newfound friend Sebastian Ivory (’17) roll the Quad after the Deacons beat Army 49-37. Their fathers were roommates freshman year, and the families had run into each other during the football game.

We are excited to share another darling deacon next week.

Would you like to be considered for darling deacon of the week? Email your photo and the names of those pictured, your name and class year, and any other related information to

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