On Sunday, May 25, the 251st Commencement Exercises were held at The Governor’s Academy. The rain held off, and hundreds of family members filled the lawn of Mansion House to watch their graduate walk across the stage to receive their diploma. 114 graduates made the historic jumping of the wall this year.
Jin Young Josh Park was the Thorndike Hilton Cup recipient, awarded to the highest ranking scholar of the senior class. Maria Krull was the recipient of the Morse Flag, and Drew Trotman received the Academy Prize.
President of Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Lynn Pasquerella delivered the Commencement address. Dr. Pasquerella commended the families of graduates for their help and support. She also spoke about the notion of “almost learning.” She explained to graduates how not understanding something gives us the chance to push ourselves and work a little harder. Click here to read Dr. Pasquerella's full speech.
To view photos from Commencement Weekend, click here.
Congratulations to The Governor’s Academy Class of 2014!