On May 30, the Episcopal High School community and the families of the class of 2009 celebrated commencement with words of praise and expressions of great joy as 118 graduates set off into post-E.H.S. life.
Each of us has a special connection to and a particular pride in the members of the class of 2009, said Headmaster Rob Hershey. Recalling the events of the 2008-09 school year, Hershey said that the class of 2009 had distinguished itself artistically, in the classroom and on the playing field.
In sticking with school tradition, faculty masterships and student awards were announced during Commencement as well.
Members of Episcopals 164th graduating class will attend 70 institutions of higher learning in 26 states and three countries this fall. Of those, 85 percent will attend their first- or second-choice school, 13 percent will attend college on merit scholarships, and 19 percent will play on college athletics teams, according to the school.
Note: Bishop Ireton held its commencement Tuesday night and St. Stephens and St. Agnes is scheduled to have its graduation ceremonies this Saturday at the Virginia Theological Seminary.