The Pennington School held a graduation ceremony on June 9 for 50 students completing studies in its Middle School. After an invocation from Chaplain David Hallgren, Head of School William S. Hawkey presented opening remarks. Following, Dean of Faculty Debbie Fermo presented The United Methodist Church Exemplary Teacher Award to Teacher of Middle School Spanish Tracy Kuser. Yanxin Wu of Beijing, China gave the First in Scholarship Address. Chrissie Knight delivered the Head of Middle School's remarks, and as the diplomas were formally granted, eighth-grade faculty advisors offered remarks about each of the graduating students.
Robert E. Martini Assistant Head of School for Community Life and Dean of Students Chad Bridges then welcomed the graduates to Pennington's Upper School, and Rev. Hallgren offered the benediction. The Middle School Instrumental Ensemble and Middle School Singers added music to the event.
The members of the Pennington School Class of 2026 (in alphabetical order):
The members of the Pennington School Class of 2026 (alphabetical order):
Evangelina A. Argiropoulos, Saniya Bhanote, Emily Birkenstock, James Bradley, Tait S. Brown, Amelia J. Buck, Sara A. Chrnelich, Eleanora T. Close, Amanda J. Cordone, Aiyan Doshi, Karys E. Elmore, Sydney R. Epstein, Dimitri A. Espinoza, Raquel B. L. Frankel, Emma Goodrich, Arthur J. Gray, Kyle J. Harvey, Ali N. Hasan, Samuel M. Heaton, Elizabeth A. Holstein, Monte L. Huffman, Jayce W. Hulme, Laney A. Keith, Jiwoo Kim, Olivia S. Lee, Grayson R. Levy, Ami S. Ly, Mariah A. Lynch, Seamus P. Manning, Natalie G. Maschler, Zoya C. Mehra, Leonardo R. Momo, Kerri M. Moran, Emma R. Normand, Ella J. Sichel, Brett W. Sirolly, Caroline J. Sirolly, Julia Sperry-Fernandez, Thomas J. Surtz, Muhan Tian, Daniel L. Tracy, Nicholas D. Tuzza, Geneviève S. Vallières, Ava F. Vander Schaaff, Catherine N. R. Vincent, Isabella S. Wallace, Ciaran A. M. Walsh, George F.H. Ward, Yanxin Wu, Norah C. Youngblood