2019 Wooster School Graduates

Zhuobin (Dennis) Li of China was hosted by Marc and Christina Tanzman of Brewster, NY,

Wooster School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 7, 2019 to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2019. These seniors join more than 3,000 alumni who have graduated since Wooster’s founding in 1926. The ceremony featured a number of speakers, and the awarding of prizes and diplomas. President of the Wooster School Board of Trustees, Leon Weaver offered kind words to Wooster’s soon-to-be graduates. “Your generation, born in the 21st century, has the opportunity to be this century’s greatest generation not for what
you will do but for who you are."

Dr. Tyrone Black, Director of Middle and Upper Schools announced the honorees for, “Crayons to
Commencement,” commending students who began their Wooster careers in the Lower School. Prizes were
given out for outstanding Senior Independent Study projects, academic achievements, and awards of character,
followed by an address by the class orators, Andrew Felton, 19 and Jacob Smith, 19  "Being gentle, generous,
truthful, kind, and brave will be ever present in us especially as we give our heartfelt thanks and farewells on
this day" remarked Felton and Smith. They added, "We have learned to be gentle with our strength, to be
generous with ourselves and others as we try and fail, to be truthful as we forge lasting friendships and seek
knowledge, to be kind as we see the bigger picture and understand how much we can do in the world, and to be
brave as we face the greatest adversities in our lives."

Head of School Matt Byrnes presented the H. Korb Eynon Award, for enduring commitment and service to
Wooster School, to Andrew Gray, Chief Financial Officer.

Last but not least, before the seniors received their diplomas, Head of School Matt Byrnes spoke to the
graduating class. "You kids are good at things, and confident -- but I want to use my final words to the class to
give some advice. This is not follow your passion cheerleading. What this is some thinking about how you lay the
groundwork to be able to follow your passion. You need to be thinking about a plan -- not how you are going to
go from the point A of college to the point B of a career, but what can you do improve the quality and efficacy of
that journey. Right now you shouldn’t be thinking so much about what you are going to study -- or what you’ll
major in -- but how you are going to make it work, no matter what you choose" Byrnes remarked. He added
"Class of 2019, you are strong and ready to rock. You can do it -- but you need a plan. We are always here to
help. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for it."

Congratulations to the Great Class of 2019 for all of their accomplishments!

The Wooster School Graduating Class of 2019

Reed Baker Katonah, NY

Jack Barsh Somers, NY

Julia Bauer Danbury, CT

Jonathane Bernardez New York, NY

Todd Blamires South Salem, NY

Cooper Byrnes Ridgefield, CT

Nicole Caraballo Danbury, CT

Juliana Cerniglia Brookfield, CT

Karelin Dominguez Danbury, CT

Niav Doyle Ridgefield, CT

Jamie Eason Wilton, CT

Russell Elfont Danbury, CT

Matthew Eskenazi Brewster, NY

Simon Felicione New Fairfield, CT

Andrew Felton Weston, CT

Lauren Guzzardi Cortlandt Manor, NY

Elizabeth Hinshaw Wilton, CT

Benjamin Holloway Brewster, NY

Katherine Hynes Wilton, CT

Alan Jos Danbury, CT

Jiani (Ingrid) Li * Danbury, CT

Zhuobin (Dennis) Li * Brewster, NY

Yuang (Lenny) Liu * Danbury, CT

Christian Lombardo Pound Ridge, NY

Sam MacMillan Ridgefield, CT

Sawyer Moore Ridgefield, CT

Kayla Morales-Thomason Redding, CT

Ryan Nacson-Schechter Stamford, CT

Christian Nast Danbury, CT

Demetrius Nekos Katonah, NY

Tristan Palinkas New Milford, CT

Charlotte Pelton-McCormick Mount Kisco, NY

Serena Sheth Chappaqua, NY

Jacob Smith Ridgefield, CT

Charles Snow Ridgefield, CT

Ross Spellman Norwalk, CT

Connor Staub Ridgefield, CT

Bayley Storrier Wilton, CT

Yuchen (Michael) Sun * Danbury, CT

Mark Toledo Danbury, CT

Christopher Torres Danbury, CT

Steven Unger Brookfield, CT

Anthony Vines Danbury, CT

Alix Wadehra Wilton, CT

Tyler Wagnblas Ridgefield, CT

Haobo (Martin) Wang * Ridgefield, CT

Shiyue (Catherine) Wang * Bethel, CT

Weihan Wang * New Milford, CT

Yile (Steven) Wang * Newtown, CT

Michael Wipf Bethel, CT

Yingkai Xiong * Bethel, CT

YuweiHong (Arthur) Zhou * New Milford, CT

* Additional Hometown Information:

Jiani (Ingrid) Li Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Zhuobin (Dennis) Li Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Yuang (Lenny) Liu Jianguo, Beijing, China

Yuchen (Michael) Sun Tianzhu Town, Beijing, China

Haobo (Martin) Wang Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

Shiyue (Catherine) Wang Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Weihan Wang Taiyuan, Shanxi, China

Yile (Steven) Wang Xiangyang City, Shannxi Province, China

Yingkai Xiong Beibei District, Chongqing, China

YuweiHong (Arthur) Zhou Urumqi, XingJiang, China

For photos of local students who Graduated see accompanying photos


 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.


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