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Congratulations to the Graduates of the Class of 2023!

Congratulations to the Graduates of the Class of 2023!

Wooster School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 9 to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2023. These seniors join more than 3,000 alumni who have graduated since Wooster's founding in 1926.

President of the Wooster School Board of Trustees, Allen Purkiss offered remarks to Wooster's soon-to-be graduates. “So much of your life has been about school. This is the beginning of the next stage of your life, which Wooster has prepared you for. And regardless of  where you are going or what you are going to do, from now on it’s in your hands.” Purkiss added, “During the next few years, there will be an abundance of opportunity for new and exciting things. As you go off and you are surrounded by all of these new and interesting opportunities, I would urge you to try one or two. Seize the day - go for it. You will be a better and more interesting person, and you will have so much fun!”

Class orator Selah Hess ‘23 delivered some heartfelt remarks. “As we close this chapter in our lives, reflect on the pieces that worked. Gather fresh and new pages, and prepare to write the next section but don’t forget what you learned in the previous one. No matter what your next chapter looks like, or how it plays out, from new beginnings to season finales, you will always have a piece of Wooster with you. You will always be a General.” Hess added, “Wooster left its handprint in the wet cement of our hearts and minds, a reminder and comfort to carry with us into our futures. The people that we became because of Wooster will always remain a part of us.”

Before the seniors received their diplomas, Head of School Matt Byrnes spoke to the graduating class. “Each of us has to create our own meaning from life. That’s going to be one of the big questions for you as you set out into the world of independence and agency.  One great thing to do is read about it, think about it, talk about it. What does it mean?  Keep wondering, keep making it  happen.  Understanding starts in the center – with you, and your wellbeing.” Byrnes added, “How you live will become your center, the thing around which the people you come to love on your journey will revolve. The things that you do will become your center. And while your center matters, so does the universe. Consider that you are always a part of something bigger than yourself.” Byrnes concluded, “Thank you all so much, Class of 2023, for everything. Be well, keep working on your center, stay connected and keep listening to the universe.  We love you and will miss you.”

Congratulations to the Great Class of 2023 for all of their accomplishments!

Wooster School Class of 2023

Matt Amarante
Tiffany Amoah
Grayce Amos
Ioanna Aspras
Jackson Benett
Shelby Bernstein
David Beylouni
Chris Bishop
Evan Bourgeault
Hannah Breen
Kate Breen
Katherine Breen
Harrison Brown
Robert Cerniglia
Leela Choudhury
Sophia Cilento
Molly Clark
Emily Clee
Cara Costigan
Eian Cushnie
Presley Damiano
Annie De Rosaire
Sutton Dean
Sahara DiClemente
Ryan Doyle
Sadie Drahzal
Grace Duvall
Cole Edwards
Katie Esposito
Sloane Fleming
Katelyn Fox
Cole Gomulinski
Campbell Greenberg
Selah Hess
Tessa Higgins
Matt Hoekenga
Christian Kim
Daschel Knuff
Lizzie Lee
Gavin Lepore
Michael LoGiudice
Chris Lopes
Lola Ludwig
Grace Murphy
Elise Newman
Luc Parr
Cece Purkiss
Carolina Rafael
Max Rainville
Henry Rexford
Gabrielle Saffan
Yabi Segalla
Kaylie Singhal
Leo Straiton
Luke Thornbrough
Jonah Wald
Sam Wizda
Ben Ye
Lillian Zhao