Graduation, Here We Come: A Guide to Friday’s Festivities
June 07, 2023
This Friday, Thetford Academy will celebrate Class Day and its 204th commencement. The 42-member Class of 2023 will start their graduation day in the gym – with the whole school community – for the TA tradition of Class Day. Class Day begins with underclassmen awards and honors, followed by the seniors’ presentation of their “Last Will and Testaments” and a slideshow of their time together at TA.
The second part of the morning will be held on the front lawn, weather permitting. Faculty, staff, and community members will announce Senior Awards and Scholarships, many of which have been awarded to TA graduates for generations. Carrie Brennan, Head of School, will share some remarks before the ceremony closes with a choral performance of the alma mater, “Thetford, We Revere Thee.” Parents and community members are welcome to join Class Day.
Graduation ceremonies will begin at 6:30 on the front lawn of the White Building. Per TA tradition, the ceremony will feature solely student speeches, this year with remarks from Harland Ransom, Charlotte Reimanis, and Abby Egner, Quinn Corcoran, and Madi Mousley. For a full schedule of the day’s events, see below.
8:45 a.m. Head of School Welcome
8:50 a.m. Department Awards for Underclass Students, Grades 9-11
9:45 a.m. Seniors present Last Will and Testament; Slide Show
10:15 a.m. Class of 2023 Send Off
Senior Awards & Scholarships
10:45-11:55 a.m. Senior Awards & Scholarships
11:55 a.m. “Thetford, We Revere Thee”
12:00 p.m. Head of School Closing
Graduation Ceremony 6:30 p.m. Link to Program