Saturday, June 4, 2011
The ceremony took place in the school's "Graduation Grove" on June 2.
Family members, teachers and other supporters of the John Burroughs School Class of 2011 gathered outside in the campus' amphitheatre on Thursday night for the 86th annual graduation ceremony. Just after 7 p.m., the students made their way into the amphitheatre, which is also referred to as the "Graduation Grove," in pairs. The senior ladies wore white dresses of their choosing, while the senior men wore white tuxedo jackets with black bow ties and pants. History and physical education teacher Todd Small gave the invocation. "We rejoice in the completion of these Burroughs students' journey," he said. "Rejoice not only in the harmony of this evening, but in the effect of true gratitude." Board of Trustees President Todd Schnuck then …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Parents, teachers and other supporters gathered in the McDonnell Athletic Center for the Tuesday ceremony.
Parents, students, teachers and other supporters of the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School Class of 2011 assembled in the McDonnell Athletic Center on the school's campus for the annual commencement exercises on Tuesday morning. The seniors made their way into the chapel at 10 a.m. Instead of the standard cap and gown, each girl wore a long white gown of her choosing, while the boys wore black blazers, grey slacks and red-and-white-striped ties. "It gives me pride to stand before you this morning with the Class of 2011," said Head of School Lisa Lyle, who is also the mother of senior Tucker Sanders-Lyle, to the crowd. Lyle gave each of the 134 students their diplomas after the class and the crowd was addressed by MICDS Board …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The ceremony was held in the school's gym on May 26.
Family members, teachers and other supporters of the St. Joseph's Academy Class of 2011 gathered in the school's gymnasium on Thursday night for the annual commencement exercises. The seniors made their way into the gym at 7 p.m., each wearing a crisp, white version of the standard cap and gown. Principal Sr. Pat Dunphy wished for all of the girls to live "wisely, gratefully and fully" as they go on with their lives. Dunphy disbursed diplomas to each of the 145 young women after the class and the crowd were addressed by speaker Kristin Folkl-Kaburakis (St. Joe Class of 1994) and valedictorian Marie Davidson. "Over the last four years, not only have we changed, but we've changed the history of the school and the lives of other people," said…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Parents, teachers and other supporters filled the school's chapel for the May 15 ceremony.
Parents, students, teachers and other supporters of the Villa Duchesne Class of 2011 poured into the school's chapel on Sunday night for the 82nd annual commencement ceremony. The seniors made their way into the chapel at 6:30 p.m., each wearing a long white gown of her choosing instead of the standard cap and gown. "I am beyond the beyond," said Head of School Sr. Lucie Nordmann. "I am so proud of all of these girls." Nordmann gave each of the 81 young women their diplomas after the class and the crowd was addressed by English teacher Inda Schaenen, salutatorian Katie Foster and valedictorian Christina Kreisch. "I was excited for my classmates to hear what I had to say, because I wrote my speech for them," said Kreisch after the ceremony…
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Beautiful Ceremony Marks Final Day for Class of 2011.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Baer
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Neither rain or surprisingly cold May weather could dampen the enthusiasm of the 301 graduates at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Fifty-Ninth Commencement Ceremony Sunday night. The conditions forced the ceremonies inside the gym, but everyone was in fine spirits, non-the-less. John Charles Edward Gaskin III gave a stirring welcome, to be remembered by the graduates for years to come. The talented football player, student leader, son of a Ladue High teacher urged his fellow students to stand up, be recognized, let their voices be heard and make a difference in the World. He encouraged each graduate to consider professional careers like doctor, lawyer, politician and teacher to change the world and be the leaders of tomorrow, today. It was…