Farewell to the class of 2019! MacDuffie celebrated its commencement ceremony with song, speeches, and cheers at Abbey Chapel, which sent 77 graduates from 15 countries to their future endeavors.
“[MacDuffie] taught us that we are valuable members of society and that our voices deserve to be heard,” Student Body President Talia Wiesel said, encouraging her classmates to use their voices and the tools for success learned at MacDuffie as they go forth in the world.
“I have so much respect for everyone here today. All of the amazing graduates, and all of the faculty, family, and friends that have helped us to get to this point,” Head Duty Prefect Olivia Ramirez-Weissbach said. She invoked MacDuffie’s CIRCLE values of community, integrity, respect, creativity, leadership, and excellence in her speech.
English Department Chairperson Carol Tomkiel, chosen to be this year’s faculty commencement speaker, told the graduates she hopes they will “hear the call to your own authentic life.”
Along their future journeys, Tomkiel urged graduates to make and keep true friends, “someone that can see the jewel down inside of you.”
(Photos courtesy of Grynn and Barrett)