Graduation is a bitter sweet time for both the students and their families. You can experience joy, trepidation, excitement, and nostalgia or a combination of them all at any given moment – and I say that as a mom of one of these precious graduates!
But it was an absolute delight to honor the Class of 2017 this past weekend. The ceremony was a culmination of a week’s worth of celebration and it could not have been more beautiful. Enjoy these photos from various events, in somewhat chronological order! They are certainly not representative of ALL of the amazing photographs and stories, but are a nice little snippet!
Now that the week’s festivities have concluded and I am able to reflect upon all the ceremonies, speeches and special times together, I just want to re-iterate the gratitude I feel towards Brookstone School. There is no better school in Columbus, GA – none that can even compare. I am so grateful for Brookstone and what it has meant to my family! It is such a special place and I am humbled and grateful to have been a part for so long!
Congrats to the Class of 2017!!!
The official graduation season kicks off with the Yearbook Assembly, a school wide event where the seniors are given their yearbooks. Pictured above are senior Levi Wolff and his brother, 3rd grader, Stewart Wolff.
Seniors await the yearbook distribution. Immediately afterwards, they donned their robes and marched through the school to the cheers of the underclassmen!
Following the march, the first graduation practice is held. Above, Head of School Marty Lester addresses the seniors one last time as a group. Mr. Lester taught many of them Constitutional Law this year and the seniors LOVE him!
Thursday night marked the Senior Awards Dinner held at the River Mill. Lots of celebration and honors to go around!
Saturday morning, Baccalaureate was held in the Jordan Gym. Dr. John Harkey, US English teacher, was chosen by the students to give the faculty address.
Senior portraits decorate the gym walls during Baccalaureate.
Graduation is about to begin!
Such a gorgeous evening. And we are so grateful the rain held off! It rained before and afterward, but was perfect throughout the ceremony!
Wesley Tillman, one of the senior speakers.
Carsen Storey delivers the second student address.
Diplomas are awarded.
The tossing of the caps! It’s now official!
And the hardest thing of all, saying goodbye.