Students and Employees Gather for All-School Assembly

Elaine Schweizer, Senior Communications Specialist
Middle School students lead the assembly in a song

“With one candle, just one candle, we can fill the world with light.”

Those are the final words sung by our community at the All-School Assembly, which honors students moving up to the next level and graduating from the school. Our youngest in YCC grip their electronic candles, as those in Primary through High School pass the flame from candle to candle. It’s a moving ceremony to mark the end of the school year (and if you missed it, watch the full video here to get a glimpse). 

The day starts off with our 21 seniors visiting the rooms where their journeys began. They parade through the halls and classrooms to applause from children in early childhood through Upper Elementary. Their final pathway is lined with Middle School and High School students cheering them onwards into the gym for the ceremony.

Head of School Maura Joyce kicked off the assembly by inviting our three lifers to the front—Andreas Cantu ’22, Asher Forman ’22, and Sutton Walsh ’22 have been at the school for 17 years! Our traditional songs “Family Tree,” led by James Winslow, music specialist, and “May We Work,” led by Middle School students, were sung with gusto by all before the slideshow presentation of our students moving up. It’s always a treat to hear the gym fill with cheers as each friend’s face appears. The last 21 slides showed our amazing seniors and their college destinations—you can read more about the Class of 2022 and watch the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 27, at 5:30 p.m. here on our website.

Our hearts are always full after our annual gathering, and this year was no exception. And to top it off, yearbooks made their way into student hands for lots of signatures and memories of a wonderful year where we were all back together again.
 

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