Kents Hill School’s 189th Commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 25th at 11 a.m. in the Hawley Gymnasium. The class of 2013 had 82 students from 11 countries, 14 U.S. states, and 18 Maine communities.
This year's speaker was Cornelia Spring, of New York, NY. Mrs. Spring is the managing director of J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York, NY. She has been a member of Kents Hill’s Board of Trustees since 2007, and is the parent of Huyette Spring’08.
Noting that there are students on the Hill from 11 countries, Mrs. Spring challenged the Class of 2013 to set the goal of exploring the ten other countries of their fellow students before they turn 25. "Being curious and traveling will teach you—prove to you—that you can manage all kinds of things in life you simply cannot possibly prepare for," she said.
Samuel Hall ’13, Student Body President, was elected by the members of the class of 2013 as this year’s student speaker. He told his classmates, "Our core values are as much about the head as they are of the heart, not just the way we think about the world but the way we feel about it." A native of Rockport, Maine, Sam is a member of the National Honors Society and the Phi Beta Kappa Association. A three sport athelete, Sam has participated in the Golf, Fencing, and Tennis teams at Kents Hill. He is also a recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Princeton Book Award, the Bausch and Lomb Medal, and was named a Distinguished Scholar each of his years at Kents Hill. You can view the ceremony in the window below!
Watch streaming video of the Commencement Ceremony Here!