2019 Upper School Graduation Speaker — Katrin LaBonne

Good afternoon. Today we celebrate the class of 2019. This is it. The time when 2019 becomes an actual year and end date rather than a name for our class. We’re getting ready to leave each other and enter the next stage of our lives. While sitting down to write this speech, the only word I could think of that accurately describes this class is family. One of the things...
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Elinor Rice Fuchs Teacher of the Year · Ruth Hecht

Students and alumni find many ways to thank teachers for the life-changing work that they do.  In 1993, Edith-Marie Appleton from the Class of 1937 thanked her former teacher and close friend in a remarkable way.  She gave $1 million to honor Elinor Rice Fuchs and now every year Roycemore names one faculty member as the Elinor Rice Fuchs Distinguished Teacher of the Year. This year the honor goes to...
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Three Cheers

This June, we had a number of Roycemore students and community members who were recognized for their achievements and contributions during the 2018-2019 school year. UPPER SCHOOL AWARDS 2019 Rebecca Ashley Thatcher Academic Department Awards Spanish – Cara Marantz Drama – Zachary Showers Art – Yang ‘Dan’ Cen Music – Daria Chudnovsky Science – Thomas Ellis Math – Daria Chudnovsky English – Katrin Gross French – Nikola Maruszewski History –...
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Tribute to the Class of 2019

If you aren’t already aware, the Roycemore School Class of 2019 is a remarkable group of individuals.  They are characterized both by their areas of commonality and their areas of individuality.  They are one of our larger graduating classes and yet they are a pretty close-knit group of students.  As close as they are, they didn’t let that influence their college choices too much.  This class of 27 students will...
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Merriam-Webster English Language Learners Definition:a person who is different from other people in an appealing or interesting way: not like others: new, different, and appealing This is a big week at Roycemore.  The last week of classes for the 2018-19 school year.  There are many celebrations of accomplishments for the year, including our Lower School Culmination Night, Middle School Awards & 8th Grade Graduation and the 102nd Commencement Exercises to...
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From Geoffrey Mark, Class of 1985 Roycemore’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

I graduated from Roycemore in 1985. I’ve treasured my time there ever since. For the next five years, I looked for a major at USC. Classical Music Composition eventually won, after I tried Mathematics and Computer Science. I volunteered at the student radio station, eventually becoming Program Director. I worked in the Drama Department from Sophomore year on, building and demolishing sets, and running sounds and lights. I wrote symphonies...
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