The 366th Closing Exercises
The 51 members of the First Class received their diplomas—and kudos—at the School’s 366th Closing Exercises on Saturday morning, June 4. In the company of their masters, their families, and the trustees, the graduating seniors listened to the Headmaster’s review of their six-year odyssey and their resulting achievements as a class. Three boys received special recognition:
Michael Hughes: The Class of 1913 Award
Brett Drucker: The Richard A. Berenberg Prize
Peter Grogan: The William Coe Collar Prize
The Valedictorian, raised up by his Class as is the tradition at RL, was Brett Drucker (download his valedictory at right); Class President Edward “Joey” Giandomenico presented the Class gift to the president of the Board of Trustees, Dennis Kanin ’64; Paul Gibbons and Ian O’Keeffe ’86 received the Wellington Award in recognition of service to the School and the community. Three graduating musicians performed Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins (1st movement, Vivace): Michael Hughes and Andrew Kim (violin), and Adrian Silver (piano). The commencement speaker was RL son Bruce Rosengard ’77, father of Michael ’11, who drew his remarks from his experience as a physician, surgeon, teacher, inventor, and innovator in the field of heart transplantation (download his remarks at right). After the graduation and the benediction, the School bell tolled 3-6-6 for the number of contiguous years Roxbury Latin has graduated young men to lead and serve.