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Administrators recognize 2020 commencement honorees

April 09, 2020
By Pinewood News

With the end of the school year in sight, Pinewood's senior leadership team sought a creative plan to announce the students who will receive special recognition at the School's 2020 commencement exercises. These students are usually announced at a High School assembly, but with classes meeting virtually, a group of administrators took this task on the road. 

Head of School Dan Seiden, Head of High School Babette Hamilton, Director of Guidance and Counseling Brendan Diffley and Director of Advancement Brooks Hearn recently surprised each of the students at their homes. The administrators presented this year's Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Junior Marshals and Flag Bearer with a yard sign proclaiming their achievements. Although the administrators drove separately and everyone involved stayed outdoors and maintained proper social distance, the effort was intended to provide a personal touch in a currently virtual world.

2020 honorees include:
  • Valedictorian: Emma Robertson '20
  • Salutatorian: Alyssa Cox '20
  • Junior Marshals:
Ben Brown '21
Laura Martinez '21
Ellie Rodgers '21
Karen Russi '21
Caroline Terry '21
McKenna Zielke '21
  • Flag Bearer: Alexander Berry '22