Name of school: Phillips Academy, Andover
Number in graduating class: 320
Student speakers: Keely F. Aouga and Nicholas P. Demetroulakos, school co-presidents
Graduation speaker: John Palfrey, head of school
From Palfrey's speech:
"Seniors, you now know what it takes to get through Andover. You know that you can take on an extremely hard academic challenge, you can live with a group of students from all over the world and a diverse array of backgrounds, and you can emerge well-prepared for what comes next in college and in life beyond. After seven years as head of school, and four as your head of school, I think that prediction more or less turns out to be true. I suspect most of you would agree, or perhaps will come to agree with me about Andover: It doesn’t get any harder than this; and on most days, it doesn’t get any better than this."
Fun fact: There are students from over 20 different countries in this graduating class.