The Governor’s Academy Celebrates the Class of 2022

The Governor's Academy held its 259th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 29. Due to the rainy weather, Saturday’s Baccalaureate and Senior Awards Ceremony were held indoors in the Pescosolido Field House. The sun was shining on Sunday for Commencement during which 104 Seniors received their diplomas on the Mansion House lawn. While traditionally held on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., the Morse Flag ceremony was postponed due to thunder and lightning to Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. After a challenging two and a half years, the Class of 2022’s families and guests were thrilled to be in Byfield to celebrate the class’s accomplishments.

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Meet Juriah '23

Juriah Asberry Fluitt ‘23 of Atlanta, Georgia was elected Academy President for the 2022-2023 school year. At Govs, he runs outdoor track and will be a proctor in Eames dorm next year. Juriah is a busy young man, but we caught up to him for a quick Q&A.

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Dr. Roechelle Smith '84 Makes the Mind-Body Connection

Dr. Roechelle Smith '84 understands the interplay between the mind and the body when it comes to healing and well-being. Running her chiropractic practice in the Denver area for more than 22 years and her personal experiences have proven this phenomenon many times over. “When a patient first comes to me, I need to really hear their story. It tells you a lot about what’s going on — gets more to the root cause.

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Marathon Man

Ben Beach '67 holds the record for most consecutive Boston Marathons: 54. He ran his first Boston Marathon in 1968 when he was 18 years old. In 2021, he completed his 54th, finishing in 5:47:27. But he has also kept pace by keeping his Govs classmates connected over the years as a class secretary.

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