On Friday, June 3, faculty and staff, family and friends gathered in the Graduation Garden to celebrate the Class of 2022, as its 84 members prepare to embark on their next great adventure.
Admissions administrator Monica Ozuna delivered the invocation and acknowledged that life contains challenges, and her hopes that the Class of 2022 recognizes “the fortitude they possess which will help them to climb any mountain in their path. The effort to ascend those mountains will allow them to have a greater appreciation for the view at the top.”
As seniors processed across the stage, Dr. Nicole Hood, Upper School director, read about their accomplishments, personalities, activities and contributions to the school. This new tradition began with the Class of 2020 and has become a beloved part of the Commencement exercises.
United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, aunt of Matea Tschantret ’22, delivered the Commencement address, congratulating the graduating class and encouraging them to “focus on being that one voice in every conversation who urges the right thing, the one who finds common ground, who eases the tensions of the moment.”
The Bryn Mawr School Scholarship was awarded during the ceremony. Shreya Gandhi was awarded the prize as the graduating senior with the highest academic record throughout her Upper School academic career. Gandhi will attend Dartmouth College where she intends to major in physics.
Head of School Sue Sadler served as an advisor for the Class of 2022, and as she closed the Commencement exercises shared some of her personal observations about the class, saying, “Your class has made us proud. Rising to every occasion, meeting the day with joy and determination and showing up for each other in support and in solidarity.”