The Class of 2029 Bids Farewell to the Lower School

By BB&N June 16, 2023
Sixth grade class group shot

Gathering together for their last day as sixth graders, the class of 2029 celebrated the end of their tenure at the Lower School at this year’s closing ceremony. Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price kicked off the event by highlighting the student’s unwavering dedication to kindness and community, as exemplified through the sixth-grade musical, Frozen Jr. Dr. Price then expressed her pride in the students for the “grace and understanding” they showed each other while navigating the difficult moments and conversations over the year.

The outgoing sixth-graders elected three student speakers, Lucia Baum-Vardi, Serena Mohsen, and Shahan Patil-Dutta to share their thoughts about their time on the Lower School Campus. Echoing Dr. Price’s themes of community and kindness, each cited Camp Hulbert, the trip all sixth-graders take before school starts, as a defining moment for their grade. Lucia reminisced about being in a cabin with peers she didn’t know, and after the four days, “it felt like I had known them my whole life.”

Following a return to the musical by singing “Let it Go” one last time, Lower School Director Anthony Reppucci congratulated students and emphasized to families that they will always have a place at the Lower School, whether they were here for one year, all eight, and anything in between. Certificates in hand, the 60 now former sixth graders joined their families and teachers outside to celebrate with a guard of honor.

Click here for photos from the ceremony.