We celebrated the Class of 2019 during our School’s 160th Commencement Exercises on May 19, and it was an emotional day for graduates and their families, teachers and younger classmates.
As always, Commencement speakers offered words of wisdom, gratitude and pride to the Class of 2019.
Diane Gioia, Dean of the Class of 2019 and Upper School History Teacher, encouraged the graduates to remember that they will always have a home at MICDS. Board Chair Michelle Leith Cohen ’88 reminded students about the lessons they’ve learned. “Character, compassion, honor, citizenship, integrity, personal responsibility and standing for what is good and right are the qualities and attributes that will serve you best in life, and they are the enduring principles and core values that have long defined our School.” David Doherty, Upper School English Teacher and faculty speaker selected by the Class of 2019, charged students to always remember the connections they’ve made. “You have the self-awareness and confidence to contribute meaningfully to your community.”
Michael Gira ’19 was selected by his peers to address the audience. He encouraged his classmates to “remember to learn from your mistakes, appreciate the people around you and always take the leap of faith to make your dreams a reality.” Scott Small, Head of the Upper School, encouraged the Class of 2019 to “Continue to ask big questions, continue to explore big ideas, continue to embrace every opportunity to grow as a learner and a person.” President of the Alumni Association Kevin Coombs ’05 welcomed the new graduates to the Alumni Association and said that their MICDS experience will echo across the decades they will spend as alumni.
MICDS’ newest alumni headed off to major in theater and tech theater, design and literature. They’re studying political science and history, engineering, computer science and chemistry. Four students began medical school right away. We have every confidence that members of this class will step up in big and bold ways.
Check out the College Matriculation List to learn where they are studying now.