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I think what we have learned about ourselves and each other throughout our years at Rowland Hall is that we do not give up. When the going gets tough, we get tougher. When life gives us a pandemic, we turn it into an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to connect with each other in spite of the challenges around us.—Adrian Gushin, valedictorian

At this year's fifth-, eighth-, and twelfth-grade graduation ceremonies, student speakers shared funny, reflective, and inspiring stories.

Leo Smart, student body president, delivering his commencement speech.

Leo Smart, student body president.

Senior Adrian Gushin spoke of the resiliency of the class of 2020, while Leo Smart reflected on the many memories that he and his peers made during their time at Rowland Hall.

Eighth-grade students Marina Peng, Paige Connery, and Lauren Bates shared the events that shaped their collective Middle School memories.

Several fifth-grade students thanked their teachers, family, and friends for helping to create a supportive and engaging learning environment in the Lower School.

We have posted their stories here for you to enjoy.


Top photo: Valedictorian Adrian Gushin recording his speech, which was shared with graduates and their families during the May 30 online commencement.

Student Voices

Students Share Inspiration and Gratitude at 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

I think what we have learned about ourselves and each other throughout our years at Rowland Hall is that we do not give up. When the going gets tough, we get tougher. When life gives us a pandemic, we turn it into an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to connect with each other in spite of the challenges around us.—Adrian Gushin, valedictorian

At this year's fifth-, eighth-, and twelfth-grade graduation ceremonies, student speakers shared funny, reflective, and inspiring stories.

Leo Smart, student body president, delivering his commencement speech.

Leo Smart, student body president.

Senior Adrian Gushin spoke of the resiliency of the class of 2020, while Leo Smart reflected on the many memories that he and his peers made during their time at Rowland Hall.

Eighth-grade students Marina Peng, Paige Connery, and Lauren Bates shared the events that shaped their collective Middle School memories.

Several fifth-grade students thanked their teachers, family, and friends for helping to create a supportive and engaging learning environment in the Lower School.

We have posted their stories here for you to enjoy.


Top photo: Valedictorian Adrian Gushin recording his speech, which was shared with graduates and their families during the May 30 online commencement.

Student Voices

You Belong at Rowland Hall