George School Says Goodbye to the Class of 2018

131 graduates and their families gathered in the Fitness and Athletics Center, a first in the school’s history, for the ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Photo by Jim Inverso)

The one hundred and twenty-fourth graduating class was celebrated on Sunday, May 27, 2018 during George School’s annual commencement ceremony. One hundred and thirty-one graduates and their families gathered in the Fitness and Athletics Center, a first in the school’s history, for the ceremony.

Due to inclement weather the ceremony was moved indoors, but spirits remained high. Faculty and staff created a special sports themed arch for the graduates as they walked into the gym, a gesture that was much appreciated by the students. “I liked that it felt a little bit improvised,” said Alexander Feldman ’18. “But, I thought it was a really nice gesture.”

Sophia Stio ’18 delivered the invocation titled Human Family by Maya Angelou. Followed by Head of School Sam Houser who welcomed everyone to the ceremony and offered some advice and guidance to George School’s newest alumni.

Other performances included Tianyi Ma ’18 singing Fly Me to the Moon, Will Street ’18 presented a speech titled Tending the Light, Michael Lazzaro ’18 performed Romance for Oboe and Piano, Jason Chien ’18 gave a speech titled All for Love, Will Vamos ’18 performed Yesterday by Paul McCartney, and Maia Finkel ’18 and Cynthia Menna ’18 sang Carole King’s You’ve Got a Friend. Class Sponsors Rebecca Missonis and Sara Rhodin ’02 presented the diplomas.

After the final diploma was handed out, Sam congratulated the Class of 2018 one final time and invited the crowd to sing along to the George School hymn.

See photos here.