Gould Academy’s 183rd Commencement Ceremony

Gould Academy presented diplomas to 62 seniors at its 183rd commencement exercises on a beautiful Saturday over the Memorial Day weekend.

Led by bagpiper and Gould alumna Hillary Hough Anderson ’07, speakers, faculty, and graduating seniors made their way from the steps of Hanscom Hall across Alumni Field, where several hundred family and friends gathered under the tent to celebrate the Class of 2019.

Troy Murphy ’10, Olympic Moguls Skier, gave the Commencement Address, followed by student-elected speaker David Temkin ’19, and Valedictorian, Minjeong “Zoe” Kim ’19.

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On Friday evening before commencement, Gould held its traditional Baccalaureate exercises at 4:30 in Bingham Auditorium. The student-elected speakers were Caraline Gray ’19 and English teacher Jay Riley.

After Baccalaureate, graduates and their parents attended a reception under the tent and a special dinner in Ordway Hall, followed by the annual Spring Concert in Bingham Auditorium at 7:30 PM.

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Past Gould Commencement Ceremonies

182nd Commencement Ceremony (2018)

  • Commencement Address: David Barstow, New York Times Pulitzer-Winning Journalist
  • Valedictorian: Donovan McKee ’18
  • Class Elect: Andrew Gray ’18

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181st Commencement Ceremony (2017)

  • Commencement Address: Pious Ali (Portland City Councilor)
  • Valedictorian: Jialin “Sean” Xie ’17
  • Class Elect: Samuel McMillan ’17

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180th Commencement Ceremony (2016)

  • Commencement Address: Elizabeth McLellan ’69 (Founder of Partners for World Health)
  • Valedictorian: Edison Yi ’16
  • Class Elect: Will Harvey ’16

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179th Commencement Ceremony (2015)
  • Commencement Address: Richard Blanco (the nation’s fifth inaugural poet)
  • Valedictorian: Pratt M. Olson ’15
  • Class Elect: Xiaolu Qian ’15

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178th Commencement Ceremony (2014)

  • Commencement Address: Sasha Rearick ’95 (U.S. Ski Team Men’s Head Coach)
  • Valedictorian: Marcello DeLuca ’14
  • Class Elect: Jongkuk “JK” Lee ’14