On May 29 at 10:00 am, Tabor Academy will congratulate 134 seniors from 15 states and 11 countries around the world in an online virtual gathering. In spite of the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2020 has enjoyed many accomplishments this year. Each of the graduates is on their way to exciting plans in college at home and abroad in the year ahead, and 26 students will be inducted into the Tabor Academy chapter of Cum Laude Society, a recognition for high scholastic achievement in secondary schools.
The Class of 2020, like all students, had an unexpected change to their senior year. They departed campus eager for spring break and to return for a great senior spring. Instead, they learned they would finish out their coursework in an online/distance format, forego their last athletic and arts seasons, miss their prom and other senior traditions, as well as their traditional May Commencement on the Waterfront. In return, perhaps they have learned more than most recent graduates to manage the discomfort of uncertainty.
According to Director of Communications, Kerry Saltonstall, Tabor will celebrate the class virtually while holding out hope that the school can host the seniors on campus for a proper send-off in early August. In the meantime, seniors will receive their accolades and congratulations from family, friends, and faculty at the Celebration of Seniors on May 29. The celebration will be live-streamed at 10:00 am EST at www.taboracademy.org/celebrate. It will look different and be different, but the sentiments of pride will be the same. Cum Laude inductees will enjoy a private virtual event, as well.
In all, 134 seniors from around the country and around the world will join with their Tabor faculty, friends, and families for this virtual event. Words of welcome from Acting Head of School Julie Salit and speeches from student Co-Heads of School Fiona Moore (Carbondale, CO) and Jack LeBrun (Mattapoisett, MA) will be woven together with student musical performances, special prizes, and a grand video of campus memories. After the livestream, participants will visit in virtual Zoom rooms all over the world, hopping in and out, to share congratulations and appreciation.
As Tabor celebrates the many talents, contributions, and achievements of the Class of 2020, they encourage alumni and friends to join in the celebration to help send the seniors off with fanfare.
Tabor Academy Class of 2020 Graduates from the Tri-Town include;
From Marion; Evan Christopher Chase, Isabelle Wynne Cheney, Peter Lawrence Cheney, Edward Robert Dunn, Benjamin Americo Forker, Nicholas Matthew Gebhardt, Molly Anne Kracke, Connor Andrew Macken, Adam Schillig Mendes, Peter Edward Murray, Michael Barry Pardo, Emma Katherine Quirk, Riley Liliane Dongyun Suh, Georgia Mary Toland, Luke Kotsuwan White, and Elizabeth Brookes Whitney
From Mattapoisett; Danielle Elizabeth Craig, Anne Louise le Gassick, and Jack Landry LeBrun
From Rochester; Beatrice Catherine Arnfield