WALTHAM – On June 1, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School held its 191st commencement ceremony. Congratulations to the graduates of the Class of 2019!
The commencement address was delivered by Lynn Margherio, the Founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons, a national non-profit that helps provide more than 280,000 children, annually, with everyday essentials.
In her commencement address, Margherio shared her story, as well as her first-hand experience working with the graduates in the classroom during a recent visit to the the school.
“You all know what it’s like to embrace your own differences, and respect the perspective of others. You are aware of your stories, and the stories of those around you,” said Margherio. “You believe in your sense of self and elevate the individuality of one another. You allow yourself to be vulnerable, trusting that it will build your confidence. And when you see barriers, you break through them!”
Head of School, Lance Conrad, Ed.D. closed the ceremony with a message to the graduating class, “Our role and responsibility has been to push you to be alert, eager, empathic and intellectually capable young people,” said Conrad. “We hope that we have taught you to flourish and to spread your wings as far as they can reach.”
- Cameron Barker of Natick.
He was awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Mathematics and Science.
- Sophie Bean of Natick
- Emma Maniscalco of Framingham.
She was awarded the Faculty Prize. Faculty Prizes are awarded to members of the senior class who have been outstanding citizens, contributing significantly to the general well-being or spirit of the school.
- George Vaughn of Natick. He was also awarded the School Spirit Award. The School Spirit Award recognizes the senior who has consistently demonstrated a positive attitude toward the school.
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational day and boarding school located in Waltham. With 190 years of history, the school remains dedicated to teaching the way students learn.