2020 Graduation Hero

Events, Upper School

Class of 2020 Celebrates Graduation with Virtual Ceremony

Eighty-nine students comprising The Northwest School Class of 2020 celebrated graduation remotely, on Tuesday, June 9, with their families, friends, and teachers during a virtual ceremony.

It was the first virtual graduation in school history, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head of School Mike McGill noted in his address that the Upper School life of the current senior class was bookended by two major events: the 2016 election and the global pandemic. Says Mike: “In the face of so much pain and uncertainty, you have repeatedly demonstrated resiliency, flexibility, determination, passion and compassion, a sense of outrage in the face of injustice, organizing ability, and importantly, a sense of humor."

Jaedyn F., Atticus M., Amalia H., and Bryan C. delivered speeches for their classmates, each acknowledging the current state of the world and the uphill climb their class faces. Each speech also projected messages of inspiration, hope, and a desire to change the world for the better.

Graduation is also the final opportunity of students’ time at The Northwest School to showcase their artistic talents for the community. Cecilia T., Callum M., Bryan C., Eason W., Chloe C., Jeffrey J. Oliver P-K., and Peter M. all contributed stellar performances to complement the speeches.

Congratulations to our amazing Class of 2020!