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Graduates, professors, family and friends. Graduation speeches such as this are usually filled with advice to the newly matriculated. Advice coming from experiences and adventures enjoyed so far in the past that they have little bearing on what these young people here today might be facing. So, today, I’m not going to do that. Instead,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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I’ve chosen to go to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. I chose it because of its awesome 18-day block schedule. It will help me navigate my work under pressure and prepare me for high pressure situations in life. I’ve been at Roycemore for six years now and it has been amazing. One of my...
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This fall, I will be attending the University of South Carolina (in Columbia, SC) as a part of their Honors College as well as their Top Scholars Program. While offers from big-name universities proved tempting, I believe USC will be by far the best fit for me and provide me with the best possible start...
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After doing my 2018 Junior Short Term in Chicago I knew that college here would be the best for me. So despite my hatred for the icy Midwest weather, I met my match at DePaul University. DePaul first caught my attention when I found out that they offered a Real Estate Investment program within their business school....
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This coming fall, I’ll be headed to Houghton, Michigan. I chose MTU for a couple reasons, namely their really cool hands-on programs and the amazing outdoor potential (especially skiing and mountain biking). My choice also stemmed from the fact that I lived in that area for 12 years and loved it. At Roycemore, I have...
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Of all the colleges I was admitted to, UC Berkeley gives me a nicest feeling of living near an urban international city. I didn’t think of going to California at first, but it will be a new experience to get to know about the culture and differences there than in Chicago, the mid-western city. The...
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Next year I will be attending The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. I’m eager to pursue my passion and further my knowledge in Baking and Pastry Arts.  I’ve always had a strong sense of what I want to do and while culinary school may not be the traditional college path that...
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