In perhaps the most challenging school year in Belmont Hill's history, the community rallied together to endure the many challenges posed by the pandemic. The senior class, in particular, demonstrated tremendous resilience in overcoming so much. All of this made June 5 a special day indeed, as Form VI boys and their families gathered under warm, sunny skies for a Commencement that felt even more triumphant than most.
Greg Schneider, Ronald M. Druker '62 Head of School, opened the ceremony by hailing the tremendous character and grit displayed by this incredible class. Class President Tim McCormack gave an inspirational talk to his classmates that was met by rousing applause. Jon Biotti '87, Chair of the Board of Trustees, also commended the fine work of the boys under such trying circumstances. Sasha Vasu '22, a gifted classical guitarist, performed a beautiful number for the audience. Finally, Jason Gay '88, The Wall Street Journal's sports columnist and a humor columnist for its Review section, delivered a Commencement address that was at once a powerful tribute to the class and a wonderfully humorous and entertaining reflection. You can see all of the speeches and the entire ceremony in the accompanying video.
Commencement 2021 was indeed a very special day for a remarkable group of young men and their families. In the years to come, they will certainly have many stories to tell of the obstacles they faced and overcame.
- Class President
- Head of School