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Rosarian Academy Graduates 38 Students as Its Class of 2016
Rosarian Academy graduated another 38 young men and women from its eighth grade class on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the school Theater. Class of 2011 alumna, Alexandra Murray, addressed the Class of 2016 as the commencement speaker. It was a beautiful graduation ceremony, honoring the graduates for their hard work and achievements.
Alexandra spoke to the graduates about the strong foundation that Rosarian Academy provided her and offered her experience as a recent high school graduate. She stated, ÒWhen I make decisions, I rely on the moral codes and values I learned here. I have found that if I prioritize love and kindness in my life, everything else follows.Ó Alexandra encouraged the students to take chances as they proceed into high school because there is no Òright path.Ó She advised, ÒThe only way to find it is to take chances. This means leaving your comfort zone once in a while. These are opportunities for your to find what youÕre passionate aboutÉThe most important thing to do is figure out what makes you happy and go with it.Ó Alexandra, a Charter Club member of Rosarian Academy, attended Rosarian continuously from the Early Childhood Montessori progr through eighth grade. She graduated valedictorian of The Benjin SchoolÕs Class of 2015 and just completed her first year at Harvard University.
Following the commencement address, eighth-grade class officers, Meredith Anderson, Mariana Perez-Vargas, and Lauren Bartl, presented the class gift of over $3,000 to be used for the service and support of those in need in our school community. Last yearÕs Class of 2015 started the fund to support those students who may need financial assistance in order to participate in events such as the annual eighth grade class trip to Washington, DC and challenged future eighth grade classes to perpetuate their gift. The class of 2016 gladly met the challenge.