The 83 members of the Class of 2017, along with many family members and friends, enjoyed a joyful commencement ceremony on June 15th.
After an introduction by Upper School Co-Heads Allegra Molineaux and Tim Betzala, Senior Class President Christian Yun and Student Body Vice President Samuel Canseco gave moving speeches about unforgettable experiences they had with their classmates and the unwavering support they've enjoyed over the course of their high school careers. All-School President Amanda Mickelson gave a heartfelt speech about drawing hope from her classmates and teachers during troubled times through engaging in dialogue and hearing different perspectives.Then, Head of School Dr. Bob Ogle discussed preparing students for life after high school in a time of rapid technological development and applauded the class of 2017 for their commitment to the community and to each other.
A heartfelt and amusing video message from faculty and a musical performance of "Sweet Caroline" joined by the entire senior class preceded the presentation of diplomas and reading of the class's senior statement. The ceremony concluded with the graduation chorus performing "Irish Blessing," and the traditional tossing of mortarboards. Congratulations, graduates!
To read Dr. Ogle's commencement address, please click here.