St. Andrew's School Delaware Graduation

      I had the privilege of being a part of a team of photographers last Thursday at the Commencement ceremony for St. Andrew's School in Delaware. It is an extraordinarily beautiful campus and an amazing place to attend high school. The graduating class of 2017 was comprised of 77 students from all over the world. These students had high achievements in both sports as well as academics and are heading to a variety of excellent colleges. As a parent, I can only hope my kids have this type of drive and desire in their educational experience!

      L. Heather Mitchell, Class of '92 and member of St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees, delivered the Commencement Address. Mrs. Mitchell encouraged students to "stay 'woke" to the worlds' issues. She encouraged them to remember that they can play a part and to remember to give back to the school that gave them so much. 

The tradition of pinning a red carnation on the gentlemen has been a long standing one!

The tradition of pinning a red carnation on the gentlemen has been a long standing one!

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  Jasmine Nicole Southerland share an embrace!

School co-Presidents Francis Alber deFrancis Kigawa and Jasmine Nicole Southerland share an embrace!

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School co-Presidents Francis Alber deFrancis Kigawa and Jasmine Nicole Southerland share a smile!

Jaryd Jones receives an award

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  L. Heather Mitchell, Class of -92 and member of St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees, delivered Commencement Address

L. Heather Mitchell, Class of -92 and member of St. Andrew’s Board of Trustees, delivered Commencement Address

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  William Monroe Imbrie-Moore celebrates!

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    Francis Alber deFrancis Kigawa, School co-president

Francis Alber deFrancis Kigawa, School co-president

Sam Winslow sees a bright future!

Sam Winslow sees a bright future!

Congratulations to the class of 2017 and all the best to you in college! 

Endings, new beginning and sweet summertime...

Summer has officially begun! It has kicked off as a time of endings, as well as new beginnings. One such celebration for so many in June is graduation. I had the privilege at the end of last month to photograph graduation at St. Andrew's School. We had a perfectly warm and sunny day to enjoy the outdoor ceremony. The ceremony was filled with beautiful thoughts about both saying goodbye and new adventures that lie ahead. Honestly, I could take some advice from these wise 18 year olds! These are just a handful of shots from the day but you get the idea of the beauty, joy, and accomplishment in the air that day!

Co-President Anton Delgado ’16 encouraged his classmates and underformers to cherish the smaller moments of their time at St. Andrew’s, and reminded us to, as the beloved St. Andrew’s motto has it, seize the day. “The universe will never give you the perfect moment," Anton said. "Whether you're trying to work up the courage to tell someone you love them, or thinking about the Polar Bear jump, there is always going to be something that makes it seem like you should wait just one more day—that tomorrow, all the stars with align and then it will be the right moment to act. But I promise: if you keep sitting on that fence and waiting for the world to work in your favor, it won't ever happen. Don't wait for your parents, your teachers, or your gods to give you that perfect moment. Because that moment is yours to take."

Co-President Anton Delgado ’16

Co-President Anton Delgado ’16

Co-President Juliette Neil ’16 acknowledged her deep uncertainty about her future and who she would be in it, and her fear of experiencing failure outside the relative safety of St. Andrew’s

Co-President Juliette Neil ’16 acknowledged her deep uncertainty about her future and who she would be in it, and her fear of experiencing failure outside the relative safety of St. Andrew’s

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Every student received a copy of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. It's been on my reading list and I look forward to snagging a copy myself to check out! 

Every student received a copy of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. It's been on my reading list and I look forward to snagging a copy myself to check out! 

Nothing like picking up your headmaster! :)

Nothing like picking up your headmaster! :)

Closing prayer by Rev. Jay Hutchinson

Closing prayer by Rev. Jay Hutchinson

Congrats to all the grads! They're all heading to different colleges this fall and I have no doubt we will hear from many of them in the future! 

 

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