At the 131st Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 30, Head of School Alex D. Curtis and the Board of Trustees of Choate Rosemary Hall bestowed diplomas and certificates to the senior class of 239 graduates.
Commencement remarks to the Class of 2021 were delivered by President of the Sixth Form Luke Barrett, who was introduced by former Student Council President Ula Lucas. He spoke of the many accomplishments of the senior class, noting their perseverance, camaraderie, and flexibility. "With everything around us changing, the Class of 2021 served as each other's constants. It became our responsibility to uphold and pass along the Choate experience," with "personal connections serving as the greatest constant."
In his valedictory remarks, Dr. Curtis, celebrated the Class of 2021 with gratitude and appreciation. He recognized the many ways graduates, faculty, and staff pivoted to adapt to COVID-19 on campus, noting "how hard so many people worked to make it possible for us to be together as much as we were and to be able to provide the most Choate-like experience possible under the conditions we faced."
Friends and family from across the globe joined faculty and staff to celebrate both in Wallingford and via livestream. A recording of the ceremony can be found on the Commencement webpage. Congratulations, Class of 2021!