Earl Wilkins '26 was a multi-talented athlete; his exploits on the football field were legendary during his student days from 1921 through 1926. Handmade posters would be posted on local fences and trees announcing a football game between Church Farm and another school. At the bottom of the poster would be a simple phrase: "Wilkins Will Be Playing." In 1931, Mr. Wilkins returned as a teacher. Over the next 39 years, he taught all science courses for grades seven through twelve; coached football, basketball, cross country, and track & field; and became Director of Athletics, instilling in his students a will to excel, despite the difficult odds often faced when competing against much larger schools. His 49-year connection with Church Farm included appointment as the school's first principal in 1960, and a new science building named in his honor. Following his untimely death in 1970, the Alumni Society established the Earl B. Wilkins Alumni Scholarship, to be awarded to a graduating senior each year, in tribute to this legendary figure in the life of the school.