| Graduates and their families gather on the Quad.|
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On Saturday, May 26, The Hill School held its 156th Commencement ceremony. The celebration began at 9:30 a.m. with a Baccalaureate service held in Alumni Memorial Chapel, where Headmaster David R. Dougherty addressed the graduates and their families.
After baccalaureate, families had the opportunity to gather on the quad for photo opportunities and refreshments before the Commencement ceremony began at 11:30.
This year’s Commencement address was offered by Charles A. Frank III, a member of The Hill School class of 1959 and retiring Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Frank has served as the School’s Board Chair since 1993 and has been a Trustee since 1982. Mr. Frank is a former senior vice president of Mellon Bank and U.S. Trust Company. Special prizes were given to 14 sixth formers. To view a list of award winners, please click here. You also may view photos of the Commencement ceremony.
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Commencement Weekend exercises kicked off on Friday with the Class of 2007's official induction into The Hill School Alumni Association. After enjoying a final brunch together as a class and a welcome offered by Jim O'Mealia '76, father of Jamie '03, Katie '07, and Tina '08; and a talk by Bill Yinger '95, Hill instructor of science, graduates were presented with the School's traditional Hill ties and scarves.
In the afternoon, Headmaster David Dougherty and his wife, Kay, hosted the School's annual Legacy Tea. Members of the class of 2007 with fathers and grandfathers who attended The Hill were presented with touching mementos honoring their Hill generational connections.
The Hill's annual Sixth Form Awards Assembly, known as Class Day Exercises, was held in the Center For The Arts at 4:00 p.m. Academic awards were presented to sixth formers who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in various subjects.