Commencement ceremonies were held Friday, June 7 for the graduating Class of 2019.
The following students graduated from The Sage School:
Hallelujah A. of Norwood
Manu A., Matthew P., Andrew S., Jonathan S. of Mansfield
William D. of Canton
Janani G. of Ashland
Rohan J. of Foxboro
Anona J. of Cumberland, RI
Jacob M. of Westwood
Ellis S. of Boston
Loeina S. of Walpole
Trisha T. of Franklin
Victoria V. of Bridgewater
Aditya V. of East Walpole
Class Speaker Anona J. spoke to her classmates about her Sage experiences over the last nine years.
“Over the past nine years, this school has been more than a learning space. It has been my family and my home, providing me with countless resources and opportunities, from Kindergarten through the secondary school application process. For me, being a Sager has always meant learning to love and accept what each fellow student and faculty member has to offer, being willing to challenge oneself and others to be a better version of who you were yesterday, and to persist through any setbacks you encounter.”
Matthew P. shared his experiences as the 2018 Student Council President and revealed plans for the gift from the Class 2019, funds to help with the renovations to the new building on 177 Mechanic Street, specifically the Admission Office.
“The Class of 2019 has chosen to help create an Admissions Welcome Center for the new Administration Building located at 177 Mechanic Street. This will be the first space prospective families will visit and it is our intention that is will reflect the community here at Sage. We hope that our gift will be used to create an environment that is welcoming and will reflect the knowledge, kindness, and opportunity that we have all appreciated during our years at Sage.”
Rohan J. was honored with the Pastuszenski Prize, an award presented annually to a person within the Sage community who demonstrates a deep commitment to academic excellence and a dedication to giving back to the school community without regard for personal recognition. Computer Science teacher David Martelli spoke about Rohan’s exceptional abilities.
“When teaching Rohan, I have seen his persistence, leadership, and risk-taking firsthand. From the first project that he helped build, a shelf to hold produce at a local food pantry, to a complex battle robot that he had designed and built from scratch, all of that having initially little, to no experience using a majority of tools and techniques in our makerspace. Through his hard work and dedication, Rohan has strived to build an environment where others around him are given the opportunity to grow.”
This year, The Sage School welcomed alumni speaker, Ian Marx ’11 (Boston College High School ’15, Dartmouth College ’19) to address the Class of 2018. He spoke about his experiences in high school and college, recalling moments of perseverance that shaped the person he is today.
Eighth grade Advisors and Teachers Peter Charbonneau and Lisa Troy spoke about the contributions made by the members of the graduating class, and the legacies they leave behind.
The ceremony concluded with remarks from Head of School Marie P. Leary.
“Here and now, you have earned the position of academic and social leaders and demonstrated the skills necessary to not just succeed in your next school but to lead and inspire others to do the same. These qualities portent a promising future, provided you continue to apply yourself and commit to achieving meaningful goals, through the hard work and perseverance that brought you to this place today.”
Sage graduates will attend the following high schools next year: Boston Latin School, Boston University Academy, Commonwealth School, Lincoln School, Milton Academy, Montrose School, The Putney School, The Rivers School, Ursuline Academy, Westwood HS, and The Wheeler School.