Class of 2017 Commencement

Class of 2017 Commencement

The 66th Commencement at Harpeth Hall occurred last night, Monday, May 29, 2017, on Souby Lawn. All 103 members of the Class of 2017 gathered in Souby Hall and the Senior House as they waited together for this special night to begin. Friends, family, faculty and staff filled the lawn in record breaking numbers, and a multitude of photographers and videographers prepared to capture an event these young women have anticipated for many years.

Processional
Music provided by The Royal Music Guild

Opening Reflections: Karen Emefa Dordor

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The Harpeth Hall Chamber Choir
"You'll Be in My Heart" by Phil Collins, arranged by Mac Huff
Mrs. Nancy Turner, Director
Mr. Russell Davis, Piano

SENIOR SPEAKER
Sophia Lillian Reeann Howard
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CONFERRING OF AWARDS
Dr. Stephanie Balmer, Head of School
Mrs. Jess Hill, Director of the Upper School

  • Katie Wray Valedictory Award - Zsozso Biegl
  • Second Honors - Grace Anne Holladay
  • Third Honors - Claire Smith and Mary Triplett

REFLECTIONS ON THE CLASS OF 2017
Dr. Stephanie Balmer
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CONFERRING OF DIPLOMAS
Mrs. Jess Hill
Dr. Stephanie Balmer
Dr. Emily Cate Tidwell '75, Chair, Board of Trustees

CLOSING REFLECTIONS
Georgia Grace Weathers
(Her remarks will be available here soon.)

Congratulations Class of 2017! You did it!! We are so proud of each member of this special class and wish you the best in your very bright futures. Please come back to visit Harpeth Hall often!

Photo credit: Alan Poizner / For USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee. Photo album from Tennessean.
Additional Harpeth Hall photos coming soon.