Montclair Kimberly debut was the first on campus since the 1950s
Montclair Kimberley Academy graduated 113 seniors on Sunday, June 13 at the Van Brunt Field campus – the first graduation ceremony held on campus since the 1950s.
Senior School Principal David C. Flocco, in his welcoming address, commended the Class of 2021 for “not only helping us to be the community that we are today, but also helping us endure and come out of this pandemic better than we got into it. ”
Flocco urged the students to remember the school as a home away from home that they will always be welcome to visit, and to think of the “memories and the community that you will take from here that will make this home in. your head that will never leave you. “
Student Government Vice President Kelsey Freeman told graduates their life at MKA will not be measured by academic achievement, but “the unpredictable and unpredictable moments that remind us of who we are and lead us down the paths that we are. have always been meant to follow. Elder Jonah Barbin urged his classmates, ‘Go ahead, be confident, take risks, and be the special people I know you all are.’
School principal Thomas W. Nammack said he found inspiration and perspective in the work of student writers and artists in the final publication of the graduate school student literary magazine, Stylus. He told graduates that “what I have seen from you and the community over the past 15 months [of the coronavirus pandemic] proves that you do, we are all part of an exceptional school.
Student Government President Isa Luca and Upper Class President Nate Corbett officially concluded the ceremony by ringing the Academy Bell, which dates back nearly a century. Honorary degrees were presented to Nammack, who has completed his 16-year tenure as head of the school and will be replaced by Nigel Furlonge, as well as George Hrab, a retired MKA faculty member end of his 52nd year with school.
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The 2021 seniors of Montclair are Charlie Abdulhayoglu, Vanessa Amsinger, Kiara Bhatia, Nyla Boynton-Jarrett, Robert Di Geronimo, Taylor Everson, Jake Gale, Leah Glaser, Madigan Gyves, Louise Halbert, Holden Hargrave, Rollins Heath, Sarah Hobbs, Caleb Hofmann, Will Horn, Kailee Joseph , Colin Kearns, Alex Korfhage, Bennett La Londe, Aidan Larish, Christine Lindholm, Isabel Lucas, Neil Maharishi, Stella Marshall, Matthew McCann, Riley Rendino, Emma Ruddy, Ignacio Sanchez Gomez-Alvarez, OB Sedransk, Sebastian Seebach, Zach Sevrens, Arjun Sharma, Daniel Stehr, Gabe Stocus, Caroline Turgeon, JP Vizzone, Ethan Williams, Oliver Winters, Leah Wohl.
Twenty-three students have been inducted into the Cum Laude Society, including the following Montclair residents: Taylor Everson, Alexander Korfhage, Aidan Larish, Isabel Lucas, Riley Rendino, OB Sedransk, Ethan Williams, Oliver Winters. Residents of other cities inducted were Lola Coleman, Julia Conforti, Nathaniel Corbett, Anthony DiMaggio, Jeremiah Druckenmiller, Emani Fung, Spencer Goldberg, Madison Golodner, Nihaar Gopalji, Ariel Grossman, Zoe Lynch, Rohan Moniz, Isabella Szyfer, Sanaa Williams, Oliver Winters, Darren Zou.
The following prizes were awarded: Marjorie Winfield Easter Prize: Jacob Gale; Ethel M. Spurr Award: Isa Lucas; Rudolph Deetjen Prize: Sarah Hobbs; Robert C. Hemmeter Memorial Award: Alex Korfhage; Dr. Peter R. Greer Character Award: Riley Rendino; Head Prize: Vanessa Amsinger; Margaret Jenkins Osborne Award for Scientific Excellence: Sarah Hobbs; World Language Awards: Caleb Hofmann (Latin) and OB Sedransk (French); Visual Arts Prize: Ethan Williams and Nyla Boynton-Jarrett: Louis Armstrong Jazz Prize: Bennett La Londe; Dance Prize: Kailee Joseph; Mary K. Waring Award Scholars: Kiara Bhatia, Taylor Everson, Leah Glaser, Louise Halbert, Sarah Hobbs, Riley Rendino and OB Sedransk; Avery Barras Distinguished Scholar Award: Alex Korfhage and Isa Lucas; Presidential Service Award: Leah Glaser (Gold Award); Senior Community Engagement Award: Leah Glaser; Yogi Berra Museum’s Best Teammate Award: Rollins Heath (football, lacrosse); Essex County Athlete-Scholar Award: Taylor Everson (tennis, lacrosse); MKA Varsity Award: academic letters throughout her athletic career MKA: Sarah Hobbs (football, indoor athletics, outdoor athletics).
Graduates of Montclair Kimberley Academy are expected to attend the following colleges and universities: Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell University (two students), Case Western Reserve University (two students), Champlain College, Colby College, College of Charleston (four students), College of William and Mary, Colorado College, Columbia University (four students), Connecticut College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College (two students), Elon University, Emerson College (two students), Emory University (two students), Fordham University (two students), Franklin and Marshall College, Furman University, George Washington University (two students), Georgetown University, Gettysburg College (two students), Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lafayette College (two students), Lehigh University (two students), Loyola University Maryland, Middlebury College, Monmouth University, Muhlenberg College, New York University (two students), Northeastern University (two students), Northwe stern University, Pratt Insti tute (two students), Princeton University, Providence College, San Diego State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, St. John’s University, Stanford University, Stevens Institute of Technology (three students), Syracuse University (three students), The College of New Jersey, Tufts University (two students), Tulane University (five students), University of California Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Miami (four students), University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania (two students), University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California (two students), University of Tampa, University of Tennessee, University of Toronto (two students), University of Vermont, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University (two students), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wake Forest University (three students), Washington University in St. Lou is, Wesleyan University (three students), Wester n University, Yale University (two students).
– Information provided by Montclair Kimberley Academy