One of both the happiest and saddest events of the year: commencement. Weather permitting, our graduation is held outside on the lawn in front of the Academy building with a luncheon afterwards. This Sunday, 318 members of the class of 2014 graced the stage to receive their diplomas. For me and a little under 200 other seniors, those diplomas had been four years in the making! As you can see, the tradition is to smoke cigars after grad, I can’t say most of us enjoyed them though!
It still seems completely surreal to be the girl in a white dress rather than the underclassman watching from the audience. I have made such incredible friends here, and I can hardly believe that the first stages of our time together are coming to a close. With everyone scattering across the globe for summer break and school in the fall, we all took the beautiful sunny day to cherish our last moments together as a whole class. Only now, a few days out, am I starting to fully realize that the dorms I will be sleeping in Hanover in come September will not be the dorms I have spent so many nights in. All good things must come to the end, thank you for the lessons and the memories!
Signing out! Elle