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Commencement 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, 71 seniors graduated from Landmark School. Carrying on Landmark tradition, the soon-to-be graduates started their morning parading through campus, each taking a turn to ring the bell, and walking down "the hill" one last time before making their way to the Prep Building where they awaited their cue to line up in the Alice Ansara Athletic Center. A standing-room-only crowd awaited their arrival as they were ushered to the stage by two bag pipers and senior marshals: Anya Crowley, Luke Morgan, Rebecca Morcos, and Shaquan Turner. "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. 

Inspiring Speeches

Student speakers included Bayla Corbitt, Patrick Sullivan, and Sigrid von Tetzchner who entertained the packed Athletic Center with humor, nostalgia, and excitement. "The student speakers were poised and articulate about their mixed emotions about leaving a school that has nurtured them through challenging and rewarding experiences," said guidance counselor Rachel Tomaszvic.  

Keynote speaker Elizabeth Dello Russo Becker '96, former Landmark School summer student, regaled the audience with tales of her struggles in school and strong work ethic which ultimately lead her to the role of executive director for the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools. The position establishes her as one of the chief advocates in Massachusetts for students who learn differently. One of the most memorable moments of her inspiring talk was when when she invited each senior to reach under their chair to find a pair of sunglasses. She urged them to put them on and praised the graduates for seeing the world through a different lens. The symbolism resonated loudly with everyone in the room—especially the Class of 2019.

2019 Award Winners

Patrick Murphy Scholarship Award  
Richard (RJ) Moore
Chloe Kinteris​
Patrick Sullivan

Max E. Clayman Compassion Award
Shaquan Turner

Christopher B. Darcy Scholarship
Rebecca Morcos​

Nathan Stowes Citizenship Award
Michael Blundin​

Overall Academic Award
Julia Ventura

Prep Program Academic Award
Piper Nichols

Peggie E. Cook Landmark Parents' Association Awards
Annie Abate
Lyandra Benitez
Isaiah Castellucci​
Anya Crowley

Alumni Council Award
Skylur Demers

Senior Slide Show

Below is the slide show which was viewed at the Senior Parent Dinner.

Note: Due to copyright laws, audio is not available.

 

Gallery of Commencement 2019 photos