Mawrginalia, May/June 2015

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Class Day

Celebrating Student Achievements On Monday, June 8, the Upper School community gathered to celebrate the student achievements of the 2014-2015 school year, and to recognize the hard work and dedication of the senior class.

Retiring Little School Director Pat Wells Sheridan, concluding her 36-year career at Bryn Mawr, gave a wonderful speech celebrating the long journey that the seniors had taken to this point, and encouraging them to stay connected to the friends they have made at Bryn Mawr. “Just as babies learn to walk by holding hands you too will grow and learn as you take the hand of a friend and form circles of friendship together. Remember that you will be surrounded by people who care about you and are ready to take your hand to steady your journey,” Sheridan said. Class Day senior speakers Teresa Norman and Eleni Sabracos got the audience laughing with their top tips for leading a considered and consequential life – among them to roll up yoga pants before convocation and that



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“if you didn’t SnapChat it, it didn’t happen!” Fellow senior Ellie Grabowski took a different tack, reflecting on the bond between the 66 members of the graduating class and all that they have accomplished together. Afterward, the graduating leaders of the five all-school organizations – Student Government Association, the Athletic Association, Arts Council, Community Service Learning and Community Alliance for Everyone (CAFE) – passed their gavels, and the mantle of leadership, to the incoming presidents. New all-school organization Environmental Coalition was also officially welcomed. Once the ceremony concluded, seniors were formally welcomed into the Alumnae Association with cupcakes and t-shirts. Congratulations to all of the award winners, and to the Class of 2015!