The Harpeth Hall Class of 2019 graduated Monday, May 27, on Souby Lawn. The beautiful weather perfectly complemented the celebration of the 99 members of the graduating class in Harpeth Hall's 68th Commencement. Proud friends, families, and faculty gathered on the Lawn to witness the ceremony.
Senior Zora Young spoke about the Class of 2019's close-knit nature and the highlights of their years together. Young ruminated on the support she and her classmates received from each other and the Harpeth Hall community at large, saying, "There are not enough words to describe the immense love and encouragement that permeates throughout this campus. In the simplest way, Harpeth Hall is like the book you don't want to put down and never will."
Jess Hill, Head of School, reflected on the bond between the 99 young women and their countless accomplishments, both individually and as a group. She encouraged them to "embrace the challenge, savor the ordinary, and remember that you are nobody but yourself."
Processional: Music provided by The Royal Music Guild
Opening Reflections: Zenab Fahima Mchaourab
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The Harpeth Hall Chamber Choir
"For Good" By Stephen Schwartz
Soloists: Madeline Anne Maradik '19 and Kiley Hall Taratin '19
Nancy Turner, Director; Russell Davis, Piano
Senior Speaker: Zora Nevaeh Young
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Conferring of Awards: Armistead Lemon, Director of the Upper School
Katie Wray Valedictory Award: Jane Elizabeth Flautt
Second Honors: Mohini Kavya Misra
Third Honors: Annmarie Noor Allos
Reflections on the Class of 2019: Jess Hill, Head of School
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Conferring of Diplomas:
Armistead Lemon, Director of the Upper School
Jane Berry Jacques '72, Chair, Board of Trustees
Jess Hill, Head of School
Closing Reflections: Wesley Nicole Hastings
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Recessional: The Royal Music Guild
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We are so proud of you, and cannot wait to see what you accomplish in your bright futures. We hope to see you back at Harpeth Hall soon!
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