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Commencement 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018


On Saturday, June 2, 2018, 64 seniors graduated from Landmark School. The energy in the Alice Ansara Athletic Center was palpable as the soon-to-be graduates were ushered in by two bag pipe players and preceded by members of the high school faculty and the school's Board of Trustees. "This is one of the best days of the year for me. Today is a day to reap the rewards of hard work, persistence, and grit. 100% of our seniors were accepted to college and they are all going off to do remarkable things. We couldn't be more proud," said Headmaster Bob Broudo. 

Students Deliver Inspiring Speeches

Student speakers included Bryan Kelly, Cole Bascome-Duong, and Jake Cooper who regaled the estimated 900 families and friends in attendance with nostalgic stories, humor, and words of wisdom. See video clips of each student's speech below.

Keynote speaker Karen Keating Ansara, a parent of five students who attended Landmark and passionate philanthropist, invited the graduates to answer three key questions: What is your story? What do you stand for? What is your sentence describing who you are and what makes you special? She encouraged the audience to share their stories, "because by telling your story it makes you vulnerable and you give others permission to do the same," said Karen. View a video of Karen's speech below.  

2018 Award Winners

Overall Academic Award: Michael Foley
​Prep Academic Award: Itai Segev
Nathan Stowes Citizenship Award: Itai Segev
Peggie E. Cook Landmark Parents' Association Awards: 
Felicity Bidwell
Jake Cooper
Jared Joshi
​​Gwei Strong-Allen

If you missed commencement, you can watch the entire ceremony below, or scroll down to find links to individual speeches.

Bryan Kelly

Listen below to the opening speech by Bryan Kelly:

Cole Bascome-Duong

Listen below to the first student speaker, Cole Bascome-Duong:

Jake Cooper

Listen below to the second student speaker, Jake Cooper:

Keynote speaker Karen Keating Ansara

Listen below to Keynote speaker Karen Keating Ansara, introduced by the Chair of the Landmark Board of Trustees, Moira James:


"Behind the Scenes" photos from the day

(These are NOT Lifetouch photos. Parents will receive a link to Lifetouch photos separately):