Congratulations Class of 2015!
Compassion and Family.
The Class of 2015 was often described with these words as 79 Seven Hills seniors were honored on the evening of June 5. To the tune of Jean Joseph Mouret’s Rondeau played by The Northwind Brass Quintet, the young men and women proceeded to their seats in Kalnow Gym to take a next step in their lives during this momentous rite of passage.
The students received a welcome from Student Senate members Daniel Sauers and Christopher Shoemaker. They were greeted by President of the Board of Trustees Beth Schiff and Head of School Chris Garten. The graduates also enjoyed a special tribute by Assistant Head of School Susan Marrs, who thanked the graduates for being such a loving, caring group of students who exemplified compassion and friendship throughout the school year. Speaking to an audience of nearly 1,000 family members and friends, keynote speaker retired Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble and co-chair of the National Underground Railroad and Freedom Center John Pepper challenged graduates to live their lives by principles they can write down on a paper napkin.
The ceremony concluded with a heartwarming address by graduate George Karamanoukian, an awards presentation ceremony, which included endowed awards, departmental awards, and the Alumni Association Service Award, presented by Alumni Council President Scott Carroll `85 to Alex Hunter. Many thanks to Andi Guess, Kim Hogel, and the maintenance staff for organizing and setting up the event.