Sunny skies, gentle breezes greet 2014 grads
Members of the Class of 2014 will long remember the day they collected their Greenhills diplomas: their commencement exercise, the school’s 43rd, was a mixture of the solemn and the joyous that was smiled on by a gentle breeze and an endless blue sky.
Head of School Carl Pelofsky welcomed several hundred visitors honoring the class of 74 seniors before turning the microphone over to Delaney Feldeisen, the senior class president. Feldeisen was followed by beloved science teacher Tom Friedlander, who is retiring after 36 years at Greenhills at the end of this school year.
He urged the graduates—and other audience members—to remember to do small things to make the world a better place. Pick up that piece of litter. Because, as he reminded them, small things grow into larger things when well-tended.
The Upper School choir performed “The Road Home,” while the processional and recessional were performed by the Upper School Orchestra. Diplomas were presented by Pelofsky, President of the Board of Trustees David Huntoon, and Head of Upper School Cathy Renaud.