On Friday, September 6, 2019, the official start to Wooster School’s 94th year began. The entire school gathered in the Forever Young Gymnasium for this special event.
Head of School, Matt Byrnes, welcomed the community and introduced Rev. Stephen Tickner who led everyone in the school prayer.
Continuing in a time-honored tradition, Senior Prefects, Monisha Mohan and Ollie Felicione, led everyone in the reciting of the School Honor Code. Tradition continued as we celebrated Crayons to Commencement. Students who began their Wooster School careers in the Lower School, and are now seniors, were recognized. The twelve seniors were each presented with a box of crayons, symbolic of their early days on the campus of Wooster School.
The students recognized were: Marguerite Bevier, Max Chelso, Erron Cushnie, Riley Damiano, Benjamin Everett, Oliver Felicione, Temidayo Garritano, Alexandra Lecher, Max Morales-Thomason, Alicia Nicoletti, Sartaj Singh, and Michaela Zahner.
Mr. Byrnes then shared some remarks with the community, based around the theme of superheroes, "In thinking about superheroes one thing that has stood out to me is that they come in so many different shapes and sizes -- different personalities and backgrounds. I also like that they all have discovered what they are good at -- what their strengths are -- and that they've built big parts of their lives around those strengths. We want you to discover your strengths here at Wooster School -- your own personal superpowers -- then build your life around them."
The event concluded with a student and faculty musical performance.
Watch the video clips from Convocation 2019
Reciting of the Honor Code: https://youtu.be/g3NZmvpnC_U
Crayons to Commencement Recognition: https://youtu.be/6LJWM2WXK9Y
Remarks by Head of School Matt Byrnes: https://youtu.be/grX1kH_G9II
Musical Performance: https://youtu.be/srGzWJq6FRA
About Wooster School
Wooster School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school, serving students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the School serves students from grade 3 through grade 12. A leader in classroom innovation and teaching, Wooster School is a place where thinking and learning are personal, meaningful, and visible; and where faculty work closely with students in small classes and cohorts to think and communicate critically and creatively. At Wooster, every student participates, every student contributes, and every student learns and develops the necessary skills to be a life-long learner and leader in college and beyond.
To learn more, visit http://www.woosterschool.org/ or contact Wooster School Admissions at (203) 830-3916.