Each year a member of the faculty who is particularly special to the senior class is invited to give an address at graduation and introduce the Salutatorian and Valedictorian. The Class of 2017's faculty speaker was Mr. Berndt, and this year Mr. Peterson was invited to speak to the Class of 2018.
Valedictory Address by Alexandria Clark, Class of 2018 The following address was delivered at Founders Classical Academy's Second Annual Commencement on May 25, 2018. Welcome all to the graduation ceremony of the class of 2018. I am privileged to be speaking before you today as Valedictorian to honor these fine graduates before we set off… Continue reading Valedictory Address at Commencement 2018
Salutatory Address by Jessie Loehr, Class of 2018 The following address was delivered at Founders Classical Academy's Second Annual Commencement on May 25, 2018. "Tell me muse of the man of many ways..." These are the first shared words to breach the minds of 45 incoming freshman, who by chance, or coercion, or happy intention,… Continue reading Salutatory Address at Commencement 2018
"Appreciate literary irony, but do not attempt to live ironically. Remain—or become—susceptible to wonder and awe, not for sentimental and anti-intellectual reasons but for reasons quite the reverse. Wonder is to be cultivated because it is the necessary antecedent to all genuine intellectual growth, and essential for an adult life lived intelligently, comprehensively." - Dr. Whalen at Second Annual Commencement Ceremony
One of the best parts of working at a new school is starting traditions that can carry us well into the future. One of my favorite new Founders traditions is the senior sidewalk. The walkway that goes along the side of Sherwood Forest has enough space for all of our current students to write their… Continue reading The Senior Sidewalk
Students from the Class of 2018, our second graduating class, have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, and, as of today, have earned $2,519,380 in scholarships. This number represents the scholarship funding our 28 students from the senior class have been offered over four years of college from all of the schools… Continue reading Class of 2018 College Acceptances and Scholarships So Far
Our seniors have begun hearing back from colleges, and on Friday afternoon we gathered in the foyer to continue the tradition of adding a blue pin to the class map each time an college acceptance comes in. When students have chosen their college a red pin is added. Click here to see the Class of… Continue reading College Acceptances for the Class of 2018
This week members of the Class of 2017 returned to campus to talk with upper school students about what life is like after college, and how Founders prepared them for the academic rigors of being an undergraduate. Students asked them all sorts of questions. Here are some of the lessons our alums had to share:… Continue reading Alumni Return for a Visit with the High School Students