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We invite you to visit our campus virtually so you get to know us better. Our intention is to provide you ways to hear how the Wooster community thrives with academic curiosity and student agency! Register today!
Upcoming Virtual Admission Events
- Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00 pm: Hear from key administrators and teachers on our program and what it looks like from their perspective. We’ll discuss our practice around: teaching and learning; the social and emotional experience; our afternoon activities program; athletics; and the arts.
Wooster School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 8, 2018 to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2018. These seniors join more than 3,000 alumni who have graduated since Wooster's founding in 1926.
The ceremony featured a number of speakers, and the awarding of prizes and diplomas. President of the Wooster School Board of Trustees, Leon Weaver offered kind words to Wooster's soon-to-be graduates. "I bring greetings and warm congratulations, and recognition of all your hard work and success."
Christopher Pannone, Head of Middle and Upper Schools announced the honorees for, "Crayons to Commencement," commending students who began their Wooster careers in the Lower School. Prizes were given out for outstanding Senior Independent Study projects, academic achievements, and awards of character, followed by an address by the class orator, Daniel Michael '18. "We may be graduating, but remember: we are works in progress. So often in life it feels as if everyone around you knows exactly what they want to do and has a five-step plan to do it, " remarked Michael. "My advice to you: Embrace it. Drink it up. Make it your home. We are about to embark on the only 4 years of our lives where new opportunities are basically thrown at you and every person you meet has the potential to change the course of your life. Try new things, take risks, dream big, and use your ~skills and dispositions~ to practice tolerance with ambiguity. Have the courage to find out who you truly are." he added.
Last but not least, before the seniors received their diplomas, Head of School Matt Byrnes spoke to the graduating class. "College is your time to explore and work in many different ways and learn how to listen for the kinds of work that call to you. The kinds of work upon which you might want to build your future life. As you head into the open ocean that is college, learning and listening for the call of your vocations, you need to create nets for catching your days. Create habits and routines. Have a schedule that preserves your time," Byrnes remarked. He added, "You can do it now, while you are young. You can speed your epiphany. Each day will matter. Your present time and how you choose to spend it is where your true leverage will be. So as you leave here, focus on how you live your days, so that they create a life that you will be happy to have lived. A life that will have a shape and contours that you can recognize and celebrate because you were thoughtful and intentional about the habits which resulted in its design."
Congratulations to the Great Class of 2018 for all of their accomplishments!
Wooster School Class of 2018
Juan Carlos Espinoza
Kang (Kevin) Hou
Mingxin (Cindy) Li
Tianyi (Leo) Liu
Yiyang (Sunny) Liu
Qianchen (Messon) Ma
Class of 2018 Awards and Prizes
Top Award Recipients (Announced at Commencement):
William Irwin Carter, Jr. Prize - Daniel Michael
Eugenia Coburn Prize - Ruiying Huang
Aaron C. Coburn Award - Caylynn Maldonado, Hannah Price
James Hobart Warner Prize - Renata Abiali
Honor Award - Gib Shea
Senior Independent Study Commendations - Emily Glazer, Yiyang (Sunny) Liu, Drew Schnaudigel, Nick Wyckoff
Senior Class Awards (Announced at the Senior Class Awards Evening)
History and Social Studies Prize - Silas Munk
Donald G. Schwartz '36 Award for Excellence in 12th Grade English - Emily Glazer
John D. Verdery Prize in Religion - Emmanuella Aspras
Josette Eynon Prize for Excellence in Foreign Languages - Renata Abiali
Vinny Puma Spanish Prize - Bennett Wattles
Fairfield County Medical Association Biological Science Award - Emily Glazer, Daniel Michael
Jeremy Acheson Platt '51 Memorial Award for Prolonged Dedication to the Sciences - Kylie Heneghan
John Hart Spittle '37 Prize for Excellence in Science - Brandon Reid
'44 Award for Excellence in Mathematics - Daniel Michael
Journalism Prize - Jacqueline Logsted
Technology Award - Ben Staw
Stephen Logan '74 Art Award - Yiyang (Sunny) Liu
Art Award - Qianchen (Messon) Ma
Cordelia Manning Award for Service to the Arts - Yiyang (Sunny) Liu
Music Prize - Brandon Reid, Brittany Reid, Caitlyn Strauss
Scott Schwartz '91 Theatre Prize - Tess Riley
Technology Theatre Award - Juan Carlos Espinoza
Athletic Commitment Award - Joshua Carone, Christopher Gephart, Ruiying Huang, Morgan McCutcheon, Silas Munk, Elizabeth Nicoletti, Brandon Reid, Brittany Reid, Bennett Wattles
Edward W. Robinson '37 Award - Renata Abiali, Drew Schnaudigel
J. William Nystrom, Sr. '47 Scholar/Athlete Prize - Silas Munk, Brittany Reid
Thomas Wilcox '66 Award for School Spirit in Competitive Athletics - Christopher Gephart, Caylynn Maldonado
Alvah Jessup '49 Award for Outstanding Athlete - Joshua Carone, Morgan McCutcheon
James S. Hammer '63 Award - Peter Nekos
Cum Laude Society - Renata Abiali, Emmanuella Aspras, Kylie Heneghan, Ruiying Huang, Mingxin (Cindy) Li, Yiyang (Sunny) Liu, Qianchen (Messon) Ma, Ian McBrayer, Daniel Michael, Silas Munk, Owen O'Connell, Brandon Reid