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Presenting the Class of 2022

Gordon's next crop of courageous and compassionate changemakers



June 30th update: hundreds of photos are now online on Gordon's Flickr site. The livestream is embedded below.

above: the Class of 2022 families can download a high resolution version

Gordon's Commencement celebrates students the same way Gordon educates them: child by child, with equal attention to their hearts and their minds. 

Each graduate is honored with a diploma that includes a quote chosen especially for them by the faculty. Their advisors read the quotes for the audience, and their introductory remarks are personal, heartfelt and deeply moving.

Last night, Gordon honored its newest alumni, who are now unleashed on the world as Gordon's next crop of courageous and compassionate changemakers:

Lola Margarita Aguirre
Andrew Val Algava
David Carlos Battle-Cardemil
Mason Townsend Billings
Leo Blachly-Preston
Jonah Alexander Bramson
Jocelyn Gwenyth Brochu
Remy Marguerite Burnstein
Tomás Caruso-Carrillo
Mateo Manuel Cordero Gagnon
Sarah Crosby Craig
Ren Cristohall
Gustav Trent Eugenio Daffner
Ava Demetria Fleischmann
Zoey Levine Frank
Myles Thomas Hall
Annabel Rose Herzlinger
Sophie May Goldberg Hesser
Tess Ryan Holch
Stella Heller Jellinek
Amelie Maria Johnson
Ishan Bhattacharyya Kahler
John Pearson Kirkman
Luca Miguel Lang
Calvin Sanford Manny
Daniel Felipe Rivera Martinez
Jairo Alexander Rivera Martinez
Cameron Matthew McMullen
Aurora Isabella Mejia
Willa Clare Nelson
Jane Poppy Palan
Opal Bella Peffer-Liese
Nadav Rothman Pessin
Madeleine Rose Powell
Julius Armand Pringle
Alejandro Alem Quintero Cashore
Peyton Barber Riegel
Christian Anthony Rust
Kingston Irving Rust
Luke David Short
Calder Bailey Smith-Montross
Violet Daniel Sutton
Yael Maayan Tesar
Oliver Harrington Wiersma
Foster Ruby Yates

Their diplomas had quotes from activists, authors, thinkers, leaders and artists including:

Priscilla Algava
Maya Angelou
Brian Blade
Grace Lee Boggs
Louis Brandeis 
Leo Buscaglia
Octavia E. Butler
Joseph Campbell
Emily Dickinson
Kevin Durant
Albert Einstein
Ralph Ellison
Norah Ephron 
R. Buckminster Fuller
Melinda Gates
Ken Griffey Jr.
Gary Gygax
Uta Hagan
Morgan Harper Nichols
John Holt
Alex Honnold
Victor Hugo
Juana Inés de la Cruz
Michael Jordan
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Colin Kaepernick
Robert F. Kennedy
Audre Lorde
Freddie Mercury
Janelle Monae
Rafael Nadal
Barack Obama
Mary Oliver
Lucy H. Pearce
Amit Ray
Fred Rogers
Eleanor Roosevelt
Stephen Sondheim
Taylor Swift
Rabindranath Tagore 
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Stevie Wonder
Volodymyr Zelensky

Beginning in 2020, Gordon has been livestreaming Commencement so that the entire Gordon community can join in the celebration. The recording is embedded below, with the ceremony beginning around the forty-nine minute mark. 

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