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Class of 2018! Concord Academy’s 96th Commencement Exercises Marking a new beginning, the class of 2018 had much to celebrate and be inspired by. On her final occasion as president of the Board of Trustees, Kim Williams P’08 ’14 praised the graduating seniors for their “moral leadership” and “civic engagement through activism.” Head of School Rick Hardy celebrated their commitment to social justice and advised them to “try always to put people before politics, compassion before judgment.” Student Head of School Kaity Goodwin ’18 recognized departing faculty members and those who had reached milestones, including mathematics teacher Howie Bloom and piano teacher Lodowick Crofoot, with, respectively, 35 and 50 years of service to the school.

“If you let it, a lifetime of adaptability can give you empathy.” DA M E V I V I A N H U N T, D B E , ’8 5 Managing partner for McKinsey & Company’s United Kingdom and Ireland offices and a senior partner in the firm

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Senior Class President Jordan Hurley ’18 introduced the Commencement speaker as an inspiration in “the way she advocates for change from within a company that has its own imperfections.” McKinsey & Company’s Dame Vivian Hunt, DBE, ’85 is an expert on performance improvement, leadership, and diversity. In her Commencement address, she anticipated a “double centennial” — CA’s 100th anniversary in 2022 will coincide with the 100th birthday of her grandmother, who, she said, “grew up in the same era as this great school, out of the same atmosphere of renewal and uncertainty,” and who reinforced the lessons about adaptability and empathy Hunt learned at CA. “If you let it,” she said, “a lifetime of adapting can give you empathy — the power to imagine yourself into another person’s life, the ability to walk in their shoes. It can lead you to treat them the way you want to be treated. It can lead you to use what you learn in the world to do some good.”

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