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Congratulate a Grad

Congratulate a Grad

Welcome to our celebration of the Class of 2020. Please complete the form below to share your congratulations and adulation with our new grads. Note that our team reviews and approves each post so there might be a lag between your submission and when it becomes live. More ways to help celebrate the Class of 2020? Please post your photos on social media and tag them #noblesclassof2020

Messages to 2020 Grads

To Julia Temple

Congratulations, Julia! Your graduation evidences an important accomplishment, not only by that which you have achieved, but by the manner in which you have shown courage and perseverance in overcoming illness and disappointment. These challenges have made you an even stronger and more successful person. We know that with your intelligence and passion, you will make the world a better place.

– Aunt Christine and Uncle Rich

 

To Ethan Bondick

Ethan! We wish you happiness and success! Congratulations on your big day!!! Love,

– All the Camacho’s

 

To Charlotte Epker, Bronwyn Jensen, Cam Large, & Lulu Wright

Congratulations, team! I’m so happy for you and so relieved you don’t need to worry about dress code anymore. Thanks for being such great leaders in our advisory and for keeping us all laughing. You’re the best. Can’t wait to hear about all that lies ahead!

– Ms. Brennan

 

To Toby Urell

Congratulations Toby, with love for the grandson you are and with pride in the amazing person you are becoming. It seems like just yesterday you were just a kid starting high school…now you’re a confident young man about to receive your diploma. It’s been our joy to watch you grow and achieve so much these past four years. Hope you know how proud we are and how much we love you. Love,

– Poppy and Mema

 

To Joe Todd

Dear Joe,
As your grandmother, I feel blessed today with my heart full of pride watching your 2020 graduation in gratitude. You have made the best of your experience at Nobles as an outstanding student-athlete and loyal friend to the many you have made. You have done it right with integrity and enthusiasm. The future looks bright as your next chapter begins. God bless you in that journey. Always love,

– Grammy

 

To Nathan Trudell

Dear Nate,
Congratulations on your accomplishments. Graduating with honors is quite an achievement. I know you will be so successful at Case Western. I wish we all could have been there to celebrate this special occasion with you.

– Aunt Sandie

 

To Sophia Lowry

Congratulations Sophia. So proud of your accomplishments. You crushed it! BU will be fortunate to have accepted your beacon of light and your kind heart. Love you much.

– Cheryl R

 

To Hailey Brown, Owen O’Connor, Finn Harrington, and Noah Janfaza

Good job with everything guys! Will miss you all!

– Kibo

 

To Giana De La Cruz, Kiley Bertos, and Olly Ogbue

Congratulations, Giana, Kiley, and Olly! Though I was your advisor only for one year, it was a joy to start your Nobles upper school journey with you when you were in Class IV, and to see how much you have accomplished in your Nobles careers. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

– Ms. Charles

 

To Yara Da Silva and Dayyana Poux

Congratulations to you both! I am in awe of your strength and leadership not only on the volleyball court but in your Nobles lives and beyond. Wishing you all the very best!

– Ms. Charles

 

To Sophia Lowry

Hey GB#1:
You continue to light up my life just as you did the first time I set eyes on you the summer of 2002. I saw in you the gift you have become, the potential of who you would become and the incredible love you have to offer. I’m so proud of you; your fortitude, your intellect, your quiet understanding of the world around you, and your wry sense of humor. Watching you grow has been magical and a joy. You’ll always be my “GB#1”. Congratulations.

– Grammy

 

To Kat Poole, Ali Castro, Angela Giordano, Betsy Matthew, Alara Ozguc, and Nattalie Gualdron

Congratulations to NGVVB Class of 2020! You are intelligent, strong, compassionate, talented and OUTSTANDING leaders and young women. Thank you for a memorable season. Wishing you all the best on your journeys ahead!
xo,

– Ms. Charles

 

To Ethan Bondick

E: Congratulations. We enjoyed the program. I found your photo in one of the first group pictures.
We miss not being personally with you on this day. However this pandemic year 2020 which none of us ever dreamed of brings new challenges to you for the future. You are well prepared to face any and all situations that will come before you in the future. Como dicen en Espanol: Enfrentalo con coraje y amor. Te amo, Tito

– Douglas Bean Cowan

 

To Wyatt Ellison

Your California grandparents are proud of you—for your heart, warmth, encouragement of us, cousins and all you meet, and for your numerous achievements.

Set and adjust your sail as you have in the past—to noble ends, high goals—and let success follow, even through gales of life.

Set your soul to aid others through your accomplishments so that all will know, as do we, of your genuine concern. In that way, you will be assured of true joy in life.

– Sally and Dave Ellison

 

To Claire Shapiro

Dear Claire,
We are so proud of you, and your hard work over the past four years. You shine like a star!
Love,

– Jennifer, Tanya and Amina

 

To Saffiyah Coker

Another great piece in the Nobleman! Thank you so much for sharing your voice over and over again. So glad you were also able to address the community as a graduation speaker!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you and I wish you all the best!

– Ms. Velazquez

 

To Anushka Harve

Congratulations, Anushka! I remember when we first spoke—in the library last year. You interviewed me about a parking APP you were designing. I remember being struck by how enthusiastic, thoughtful, and joyful you were—just in the brief interaction. I was excited to see your name on the roster for Contemporary Novel the next fall. You brought that same infectious joy and engagement to class every day, especially when uncovering new insights with your classmates. I’m glad our paths crossed, and I wish you the very best in your next adventures. Stay joyful!

– Ms. Russell

 

To Toby Urell

Dear Toby;
You have reached the 1st major milestone in your life with many more to follow. It certainly is a different graduation than you have looked forward to. Just remember there are thousands of others that walk in your shoes. Make the best of your SPECIAL DAY, enjoy every minute and just like in the childhood book “THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD” that Oma and I read to you, don’t lose your optimism, persevere and soar! Hugs,

– Tante Bärbel

 

To Casey Severo

Casey,
So, so proud of you, Grandson! All the best! Congratulations!
Love you,

– Grandma and Poppa

 

To Class I

Congratulations class of 2020!! ¡Felicidades!! From Spanish class to JV hockey to Varsity lacrosse to the EXCEL office, it was such a pleasure to teach & coach so many of you and cheer you on whether that be on the stage, the field, the ice, the court, or the classroom! You should all be so proud of your accomplishments. Looking forward to celebrating you in August. Best of luck with what’s to come!
un abrazo,

– Seño B-A/Ms. B-A/Benji

 

To Julia Temple

I knew from the moment that I first held you that you were a very special beautiful soul. You were born with a gentleness and kindness in your eyes. I am proud of all that you have become. Even when things are really tough, you pick yourself up and have the courage to keep going and not let the bad times define you. I know you will make a mark on this world. You are strong, well-spoken and have deep convictions. You’re fearless! I love you and I know just how proud your grandma and grandpa are of the woman that you have become. I know because…I am too. Now go get everything you want from life!

– Aunt Kathy

 

To Ethan Bondick

Dear Ethan,
Congratulations today and always!
AURRERA!!!!
WITH MUCH LOVE,

– Titina

 

To Ethan Bondick

Congratulations! We are so proud of you.

– BaBa and Stan

 

To Christopher Millay

Christopher, congrats! We are so proud of you! We know you will do amazing things in the future. Wish we could be there to celebrate with you. Love,

– Brad and Amy

 

To Rocky Batty

I couldn’t ask for a finer first grandchild than you. I will love you forever. Thank you for making me a grandmother. You’re our family’s finest. Don’t tell the others.

– Nana

 

To Charlie Guerra

Congratulations! I’m so proud of you, best wishes for college! Love,

– Tia

 

To Vikrum Singh

Congratulations on this enormous achievement—you are one of the brightest stars and the most wonderful, kind, funny, and loving cousin brother. I look at you and know whatever you do, wherever you go, you will be successful and touch people’s lives. I cannot wait to see what you will do in this next chapter in college! Love from one Nobles grad, to now another!!! Love,

– Natasha Tyagi ’09

 

To The Class of 2020

Congratulations Nobles Class of 2020!
Best wishes to all of you as you forge ahead beyond life at Nobles.

Spes Sibi Quisque

– Andrew Pritchard ’84

 

To Toby Urell

I am so proud of all that you have done in high school Toby! You never cease to amaze me with your commitment and talent. I am so happy you are in my life and cannot wait to see what you do beyond graduation!

– Sawyer

 

To Drew Barry

Congrats Drew!!! I am so proud of you. You have the intelligence, determination, and compassion to be a great leader. Wishing that your journey leads you to the fulfillment of your dreams and great success. Many blessings!!

– Neldy

 

To Ethan Bondick

Congratulations! Good luck on your next adventure at Columbia University!

– Sean, Jennifer, Jonathan and Sara

 

To Dayanna Poux

I love you girl! Can’t wait to see the big things you’re going to do!
Love,

– Ama

 

To Betsy Matthew

Betsy, what you’ve accomplished is extraordinary. Also extraordinary is the grace with which you navigated four years, two in a country an ocean away from your parents and brother. It was an honor and joy to be your go-to local people. We’re so proud of you and grateful for each and every moment of your journey that we were able to share. You go, girl!

– Eliot and Jan Putnam

 

To Claire Shapiro

Congratulations Claire!

– Mr. Pardi

 

To Christopher Millay

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments at Nobles. It has been a joy watching you grow over the past six years. You are a wonderful son, brother, and friend. We are so proud!

– Mom, Dad, Sophia, and Sam

 

To Grace Smith

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you!

– Diana Smith ’13

 

To Lauren Young

Congratulations Lauren! I am so proud of your achievements thus far. Surely you will continue your success in the next chapter of your life.

– Aunt Jackie

 

To Cameron Large

So proud of you—hold on to your dreams, courage, and faith. Find happiness.

– Mimi and Ralph

 

To Rocky Batty

Congratulations to the most handsome young man I know! I wish you the best and always hold you close to my heart!

– Karina Batty

 

To Eleni Kinney

Congraaats Eleni! I’m so happy for you and also am in disbelief that you’re about to be an alum. Proud of you and also so proud of you for getting those AWARDS! Truly incredible.

– Anjali Vishwanath ’15

 

To Rahul Singh

Congrats Rahul!! I’m so excited that you’re graduating today, and proud of you! Don’t know when I’ll be in the US next, but looking forward to celebrating at…some point.

– Anjali Vishwanath ’15

 

To Sophia Lowry

Congratulations, Sophia! I’m so proud of how far you’ve come. I hope BU is everything you want it to be and more. Keep in touch and come visit at Nobles!

– Ms. Puckett

 

To Clay, Sakura, Sammy, Tate, Tati in Japanese VI

GO-SOTSUGYOO O-MEDETOO GOZAIMASU! What a glorious day to see you graduate from Nobles. All the wonderful memories that I have being with you since the moment you stepped into the Japanese classroom as sixthies swell up in my heart. I wish you all good luck and send you a big vibe of GAMBATTE!

– Mrs. Graham

 

To Kevin Harrington

Congratulations, Kevin! We are so proud of you! You’ve worked so hard and achieved so much success at Nobles. You are such a kind and loving son and brother. We all love you so much!

– Mom, Dad, Joe ’19, & Owen

 

To Kiley Bertos

Kiley,
I am so grateful that you joined my advisory this year. Thank you for all of the humor and insight you shared in our meetings. You’ve made your mark in so many ways at Nobles, from the classrooms to the soccer fields, you are always giving your best, looking to improve, and reaching out to others. You model excellence and kindness in equal measure. I wish you all good things and look forward to hearing about your adventures at BU. Congratulations on a stellar Nobles career. Good luck and Godspeed. Best,

– Ms. McElwee

 

To Wyatt Ellison, Vikrum Singh, Hannah Lawry, Harrison Theriault, and Charlie Guerra

Wyatt, Vikrum, Hannah, Harrison, and Charlie,
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your contributions to AP Chemistry. You all made significant contributions to your respective sections. You earned the respect and affection of your Class II companions. You all grew cognitively by leaps and bounds. But what I will remember most is your spirit and humor. It was a blast to teach you, to learn together, and to indulge in our all too frequent tangents. When we went virtual. you never missed a beat. I salute you and love you,

– Ms. McElwee

 

To Katie Armstrong, Maeve Connolly, and Cassidy Piersiak

Katie, Maeve, and Cassidy,
Thank you for all you have contributed to Nobles Girls Hockey, especially your passion, dedication, resilience, leadership, energy, and humor. You are the reason old coaches like me never want to stop! I am particularly grateful for the way you supported me and led your teammates when I had to miss the NEPSAC semis and finals.
Sincerely,

– Mr. Resor

 

To Jack Cronin

Jack,
Congratulations! I know your senior year is not ending the way any of us imagined it would, but you and your classmates have shown incredible resilience and energy. Over your four years at Nobles, while you have grown tremendously and excelled – in the classroom, on the ice and diamond, in the dorm – you have always demonstrated great character and humility.
Sincerely,

– Mr. Resor

 

To Tate Donnelly

Tate,
Thank you for your professionalism, goodwill, and remarkable problem-solving abilities. No matter what Calliope needed, you stepped up and delivered—in what seemed like an instant—and always with your signature smile and shrug like it was no big deal. It was a big deal and so are you. Congrats on your graduation. We will miss you!!!

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Hannah Lowry

Hannah,
You and Hailey were great leaders of Calliope and I can’t thank you enough for your work. Your quiet, thoughtful guidance showed in everything you accomplished this year, from a fantastic coffeehouse to an on-line publication in the middle of a really tough spring. I know there are lots of students taking notes on how to be like Hannah Lowry—you inspire the best in those around you!

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Hailey Brown

Hailey,
You and Hannah were great leaders of Calliope—always full of enthusiasm, ideas, and ways to make the arts at Nobles more inclusive and more visible. Thank you for the investment of heart and soul. There is a group of underclassmen inspired by your effort and passion, so you leave the organization in good hands. All the best to one of the best. You are a whirlwind of good!

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Mari Capone

Mari,
It was such a pleasure to get to know you in your last semester and only wish we’d had more time. Your 1000 watt smile always made the room seem warmer! You are a quick study and it was always a pleasure to hear you talk about the artists and artworks you were exploring.

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Sammy Walkey

Sammy,
What a great eye you have and what a fine hand! It has been remarkable to see your work in the studio develop over the years and so impressive to see you come into your own! Congrats on the well-deserved art award for paintings that are so beautifully crafted and so true to a singular artistic vision. I looked forward to every insight you had in class and marveled at the connections you made—always seamlessly and always spot on. Looking forward to following your creative career!om. I will miss your insightful comments and your kindness.

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Robert Lapsley

Robert,
I’m so glad I had the chance to have you in class. For someone who is so ferocious on the ice, you are a gentleman and a scholar in the classroom. I will miss your insightful comments and your kindness.

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Eleni Kinney

Eleni,
What a privilege to see your insightful and provocative photography. What a delight to hear you talk about art and art-making, knowing how carefully you look and how deeply you think. I learned a great deal from you and just wish we’d had more time to talk.

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Dan Donahue

Dan,
You take your inspiration from MacCrae seriously. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you on the turf this spring but I really enjoyed having you in class!

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Clay Harris, Shawn Wu, Sakura Hinenoya, and Sebastian Sanchez

Thank you for the fun, memorable trip to Japan in 2018. Omedetou (Congratulations)!

– Ms. Anderson and Ms. Lee

 

To Clay Harris

Clay!!! Congratulations on your graduation! You’re a good man with a big heart. Enjoy your summer and good luck next year!

– Mr. Spence

 

To John De Los Santos

Congrats John! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. Have a great summer and good luck next year!

– Mr. Spence

 

To Annie Khawand

Congratulations, Annie! I remain one of your biggest fans, always rooting for you in the stands as you choreograph each step towards adulthood. Pursuing dance was one of the best decisions you ever made here and that tap-dance number with umbrellas in the rain is still one of my all-time favorites. Your curiosity and drive will take you far in the years ahead. Best wishes from your former teacher and advisor.

– Mr. Nickerson

 

To Colby Bailey, CJ Burke, Jack Cronin, John DiNovi, Noah Janfaza, Will Keating, Pierce Kenney, Robert Lapsley, Will Moore, Owen O’Connor, Casey Severo, Marc Smith, and Joe Todd

Congrats to all of you on your graduation! You have been a great group of leaders and have done so much for our program. You have contributed to many aspects of our school. You should all be proud of your accompaniments. Thank you!

– Mr. Spence

 

To Sophia Lowry

Sophia: We are so incredibly happy to celebrate this important accomplishment with you – the result of years of hard work, commitment and talent. We are proud of who you are and who you are becoming. We love you with all our hearts and can’t wait to see you.

– P and K

 

To Nathan Trudell

Nate: we are so very proud of you and your academic accomplishments. You have been and will continue to be, a person of note and your contribution to the world will be unequaled. So proud, so proud…

– Richard and Toni Trudell

 

To Nathan Trudell

Dear Nate,
Congrats on your high school graduation—with honors, no less. Even though we won’t be able to celebrate together, we will be there virtually and will definitely party like it’s (1999?!) when we can.
Good luck at Case Western…until then, in honor of your Grandpa Ronnie, I leave you with this: tee shirts.
xoxo,

– Aunt Gail

 

To Nathan Trudell

Congratulations Nate! We couldn’t be more proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished at Nobles. And we can’t wait to see what adventures you have and what you’ll achieve as you move on to Case Western and beyond. We love you!

– Moms & Sam

To Toby Urell

I am so proud of who you are and all you’ve accomplished. Never ever underestimate the special person you are now and the one you have the power to become…and always know I love you.

– Honey

 

To Cam Large

Cam, your whole family is so proud of how hard you have worked and how much you’ve grown to get to this day—congratulations on your graduation!! We love you, I love you, today & always. ed to hear all about what comes next for you. Congrats!

– Mom

 

To Nick Taylor

Nick,
As terrible as this quarter has been, I feel so lucky that the circumstances forced us to be in touch on a more regular basis. I have loved being your advisor these last two years (and teaching you and that awesome class when you were in 10th grade) and I am just so excited to hear all about what comes next for you. Congrats!

– Gia Batty

 

To Rahul Singh

Rahul,
I just finished watching Awards Night and I am just beaming with pride about the award you received for your amazing photography. You are such a modest person, never looking for more attention and always pointing the spotlight to others, and so it was wonderful to see you get that recognition in such a public way. Now everyone knows how talented and thoughtful you are! I will miss talking with you Rahul and hope that your graduation does not end our conversations. Please stay in touch!

– Gia Batty

 

To Ali Castro

Ali,
I got so many texts after your Instagram post ran and I know you warned me about it, but it really made me feel so good. It also just let everyone know what a caring and compassionate person you are. I will miss so much about you next year, Ali, and I just can’t wait to see what comes next for you!

– Gia Batty

 

To Clay Harris

Clay,
Did you finish your Japanese project????
I’ll miss our weekly Facetime chats and jumping into your calls with Rocky. I hope you know how much I have come to care about you. I can’t wait to see what comes next for you, Clay!

– Gia Batty

 

To Sam Jankey

Sam,
I feel so lucky that you ended up in my English class that year and that I got to advise you these last two years. You are an awesome human being Sam; don’t ever change.

– Gia Batty

 

To Sam Athanasia

Sam!
I am so excited for what comes next for you. I’ve loved advising you this year and helping you navigate this crazy last quarter. I’ll miss our weekly Facetime!

– Gia Batty

 

To Anushka Harve

Anushka!
Your energy and smile literally electrify a room. You are an amazing human being; don’t ever, ever change. Congratulations and I can’t wait to see what you do next!

– Gia Batty

 

To Marc Smith

Well,
Here is the extent of my hockey knowledge: A team is nowhere without a goalie, and what a great goalie you were for Nobles during the past three seasons. Your record and save percentage and all of that stuff I leave to Coach Day and Coach Spence, but you can’t coach clutch and you can’t coach character, and you had both. Best of all, after games… wins or losses, you came to school and were modest or measured and you kept focused on your academics. I know you will succeed at Wesleyan, and I hope you know me well enough to know that I don’t mean only on the rink.

– Alden Mauck

 

To Tate Donnelly

Tate!
I have said this many times, but I honestly think that you could do literally anything you put your mind to. In the short time I’ve known you, you have written a novel, built numerous websites, made yearbooks, to name just a few. I have loved knowing you and can’t wait to see what you do next!

– Gia Batty

 

To Olivia Patz, Julia temple, Kiley Flynn, Betsy Matthew, and Sophia Lowry

Congratulations to the best group of advisees ever. I’ll miss you so much next year, but can’t wait to heal about all of your wonderful adventures!

– Ms. Batty

 

To Bryan Thomas

Bryan,
Thank you for sharing your intellect, curiosity, and passion with Nobles over the course of the last four years. SpeechMasters was fun and provided all who participated with excellent tips that will serve them well as they continue to use their voices. Keep using yours and practicing your craft! All my best on the next leg of your journey.

– Jenny Carlson-Pietraszek

 

To Peirce Kenney

Congratulations PK! It has been great being your coach and your advisor over the years. Best wishes on your future endeavors.

– Mr. Brown

 

To Ella, Maeve, Caroline, Dayyana, and Teddy

The DL advisory will simply not be the same without you five. Thank you for starting all of my Tuesday mornings with a HUGE smile, and for being such great role models for the rest of the crew. We love you, we are proud of you, and we will miss you all deeply. Come back and visit us, but only if you bring snacks:).

– Ms. DL and our advisory crew

 

To CJ Burke

Welp. Congrats on graduating high school—“doing what you were expected to do”—even if it did take you five years. I respect your conviction in pursuing your interests and not letting anyone else dictate your actions or beliefs. I’m proud of you and excited to see you carve your own path at Wisco. Don’t let being the only one of us to actually graduate from Nobles go to your head.

– Cam Burke

 

To CJ Burke

Welp CJ, you did it. Congrats on being the first Burke to officially graduate from Nobles. You finally have something you can hold over my and Cam’s head…maybe your grades, too. Although you may think graduating high school is simply “expected” it really is a great accomplishment to do it at a prestigious school like Nobles. I know you’ll go on to have an extremely successful career and make a huge impact on the world. Continue to pursue your passions and remain strong in your convictions. Enjoy the Nobles alumni network, I heard it’s top-notch.

– Cal Burke

 

To Christopher Millay

Congratulations, Christopher! I’m so proud of all you have accomplished while at Nobles. Now, onward to the next adventure! Love,

– Titi

 

To Dayyana Poux and Giana De La Cruz

Congratulations on your graduation! You have come a long way since your first day at Achieve. We could not be prouder of your growth, your courage, and your excellence. We look forward to watching you continue to impact all the communities you join, just as you have Nobles.

Receive, Believe, Achieve, Achieve we must!

– Nora, Janim and Stephany

 

To Nick Hazard

Nico,
Siento tan orgullosa de ti por todo lo que has podido lograr con tu nivel de castellano. Ha sido un placer conocerte, y te deseo lo mejor en todas las aventuras y hazañas que te esperen.
Aquí te mando un poema que expresa mejor lo que espero que sepas:

Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino, y nada más;
caminante, no hay camino:
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace camino,
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante, no hay camino,
sino estelas en la mar.
Antonio Machado

– Profe Robertson

 

To Kevin Harrington

Congratulations, Kevin! I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished at Nobles. You are an amazing grandson who brings me so much joy and love. I wish you much success and happiness as you follow your dreams. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
With love and pride today and always,

– Anne Reilly

 

To Hailey Brown

Querida Hailey,

Lo he pasado muy bien estos años contigo. Te voy a echar mucho de menos. Cuídate, estrella brillante. Cumplirás todo lo que desees.
Te dejo este poema:

Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino, y nada más;
caminante, no hay camino:
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace camino,
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante, no hay camino,
sino estelas en la mar.
-por Antonio Machado

– Profe Robertson

 

To The Class of 2020

Thank you for the deeply humbling honor of being selected to be your graduation speaker this year. I suspect that either you were just curious to discover how many metaphors I could cram into a 7-minute speech or, due to our being apart for so long, some of you simply confused me with Mr. Baker. But I am honored nonetheless. It is the set of the sail, and not the gale, that determines the direction of a sailboat. It is the set of your soul that determines your goal, and not the calm, nor strife. Godspeed.

– Mr. Nickerson

 

To Ali Castro, Yara DaSilva, Eleni Kinney, Sophia Lowry, Christopher Millay, Kat Poole, Harry Roberts, Vikrum Singh, Bryan Thomas, Katie Armstrong, Hailey Brown, CJ Burke, Brett Cosby, Kiley Flynn, Andela Giordano, Charlie Guerra, Hannah Lawry, Will Moore, Olivia Patz, Tatiana Rachlin, Jake Sanghavi, Claire Shapiro, Rahul Singh, Emre Yalcindag, and Lauren Young

To my wonderful AB Calculus students—it has been an amazing journey, from Fermat’s clever approach for instantaneous rate of change all the way to Fermat’s Last Theorem (did anyone pick up on those bookends??). While I hope you came to appreciate how useful this tool of calculus can be, what is more important to me was that we took this journey together. I will never forget all of the small but joyful moments along the way, the struggles, the individual triumphs, the surprising conclusions with a bow. You are a great class, and I wish you all the best in the years ahead.

– Mr. Nickerson

 

To Casey Taitel

Congratulations, Casey, you unflappable all-star! It has been a great privilege working with you as both your teacher and advisor these past two years. I will miss torturing you with those weekly news quizzes (though you do know your fruits)! I know that you will continue to take great advantage of all your opportunities in the years ahead, for you worked very hard here, and you accomplished a lot. Congratulations, we are so proud of you.

– Mr. Nickerson

 

To The Wiggins Senior Class

CJ Burke, Saffiyah Coker, Tuan Truong, Marc Smith, Betsy Matthew, Colby Bailey, Casey Taitel, Cam Large, Jeff Alphonso, Casey Severo, Dayyana Poux, Jack Cronin, and John De Los Santos—y’all will be missed in the dorms! Thank you for creating a wonderful atmosphere in our home. We love you and wish you the best moving forward. Come back and visit anytime—you know where we live!
Love,

– The Dorm Parents

 

To Joe Todd

Joe,
You made it! Wishing you the best of luck in all the exciting times ahead of you. Congratulations and enjoy every moment of it!
Sincerely,

– Mr. Ginsberg

 

To Will Moore

William!! Congratulations my friend. I know for certain I will miss the handshake and hug in the receiving line. I have been so lucky to have had you in class and part of our advisory group over the years. I wish you all the very best in your next chapter, and look forward to catching up with you over the summer and the years to come. Heads up for a few more pine cones clunking against your house this summer. #DoItLive.

– Shum

 

To Matt Kirkman

Kirk,
Congratulations on a tremendous career as a student-athlete at Nobles and wishing you the best of luck in the future!
Sincerely,

– Mr. Ginsberg

 

To Griffin Zink

Griff,
Congrats to you Griff on your graduation!! So very well deserved. It has been my pleasure to get to know you over the years. You will always be the robot ‘battle bot’ champion!! I am excited to see and hear about all of the amazing things you will accomplish as you head off into the next chapter of your life. Be good.

– Shum

 

To Harry Roberts

Harry,
Congrats to you my friend on your graduation! I was thrilled to have you join our advisory group this year, and even more so for the extra opportunity to get to know you better. I am excited to see what the future holds for you. All the very best. #DoItLive

– Shum

 

To Colby Bailey

Very proud of you and we know you have many more accomplishments in front of you and will do well in anything you choose. Enjoy the years ahead!

– Marnie and Papa

 

To Jake McHugh

Jake,
Congrats my friend! Your well-deserved graduation is upon you. It has been my pleasure to have known you for so many years and to have watched you grow into the fantastic young man that you are today. I wish you nothing but the very best.

– Shum

 

To Rocky Batty

Rocky—so proud of you! Loved watching you grow up in the ceramics studio—stick with clay as much as you can. I will definitely miss our advisee breakfasts. If we get the chance, let’s play disc golf at Babson in the coming years!
Best,

– Mr. Dorsey

 

To Harry Quillen

Harry,
Congrats young man!! What a journey it has been all the way from Digital Media to your well-deserved graduation. I am so very proud of you. I wish you luck this summer and as you head off into the next great chapter of your life!

– Shum

 

To Celia Dorsey

Celia,
You are an amazing light in our lives. Congratulations on a fantastic Nobles career. We just know you will shine brightly wherever you go. We love you.

– Mama and Papa

 

To CJ Burke

Well done, CJ! You will do great things in Wisconsin! I’m looking forward to catching up in a few years and seeing where life has taken you. Please stop by the dorm whenever you are on campus—the dorm parents and I would love to see you. Enjoy this summer with your family.
Best,

– Mr. Dorsey

 

To Grace Smith and Dan Epstein

Congratulations! I can say with full honesty that the only times I looked forward to a zoom meeting were when we were doing the crossword together. You two, and Drew Hesp, made Thursdays the best day of the week. Thank you for being a ray of sunshine in a tough time. I’ll truly miss the two of you.

– Dominic Manzo

 

To Jackson Phinney

I have very much enjoyed serving as your advisor over the course of these past two years. While you have only spent two years within our community, your contributions have been significant and noted! I wish you the very best as you head off to Pitt in the fall and will look forward to seeing you behind the dish over the course of the next four years. Go Panthers!

– Brian Day

 

To Jake Sanghavi, Nathan Trudell, and Rishi Khanna

Congratulations you guys! It was so wonderful to see your passion for coding and, in particular, sports analytics. You made each of your classes a joy to teach, even with all of your “hot” takes. Can’t wait to see what projects you’re working on next year.

– Dominic Manzo

 

To Henry Mitchell

Congratulations on your graduation from Nobles. I have very much enjoyed working with you over the course of these past three years. I wish you all the best as you head off to Hamilton in the fall. I know that you are going to become an integral part of their community there just as you have ours here. I very much am looking forward to hearing all about your time on The Hill!

– Brian Day

 

To Jake Sanghavi

Congratulations! I’ve loved teaching and getting to know you. You’re such a kind and good person. I’ll miss you, but I know this won’t be the last time we see another. Keep coding, keep watching sports, and keep pursuing your passions.

– Dominic Manzo

 

To Saffiyah Coker, Celia Dorsey, Nattalie Gualdron, Julia Temple and Noah Thomas

Félicitations, mes amis! Je vous remercie d’une année extraordinaire, je vous félicite d’avoir obtenu vos diplômes, et je vous souhaite de bonnes aventures à l’université!
merci mille fois,

– Dr. Jody McQuillan

 

To Sebastian Sanchez

Sebastian,
Congratulations on your graduation from Nobles! It has been a joy to work with you from your Sixie year to your Senior year, and I am so proud of all of your hard work in your classes and your loyalty to your friends. You really found your voice at Nobles, and you are now ready for the next chapter of your life. I wish you all the best as you head out on your next adventure at BU, and be sure to come back to visit and tell your Nobles’ family about it! Go, Seb, go!

– Dr. Jody McQuillan

 

To Hannah Lawry

Hannah,
Congratulations on your graduation from Nobles! It has been a joy to work with you from your Sixie year to your Senior year, and I will miss our weekly meetings with you. I am so impressed by all that you have accomplished in your time at Nobles, and you have done so with remarkable grace and humility. I wish you all the best as you head out on your next adventure at Duke, and I look forward to hearing all about it. Go get ‘em, Hannah!

– Dr. Jody McQuillan

 

To John Dixon

Hey John,
Congratulations on graduating from Nobles! It has been my pleasure to be your advisor over the past few years and it has been great to get to know you. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

– Mr.Brown

 

To Jeff Alphonso

Hello Jeff,
Congratulations on your graduation from Nobles! I can’t believe how quickly the past four years flew by. You were one of the first advisees I ever had and I’m so grateful that I had the chance to advise and coach you. I can’t wait to hear about all the great things you will do in the future.

Congratulations, and I wish you all the best!

– Mr.Brown

 

To Drew Barry

Drew,
We are so proud of all you have accomplished and can’t wait to see what your future holds!

– Mom, Dad and Trevor

 

To Kevin Harrington

So proud of all you’ve achieved, Kevin, and so excited about what lies ahead for such a kind and thoughtful young person with so many gifts to share.

With much respect and fondness always,

– Mr. Roane

 

To Nathan Trudell

Can’t tell you how proud I am of all you’ve come to be—a confident and thoughtful young adult with so much possibility ahead!

With much respect and fondness always,

– Mr. Roane

 

To Kat Poole

Kat, it was such a pleasure getting the chance to spend time with you this year, and I wish you the very best as you head off on the next leg of the journey! Thank you for all of the kindness, creativity and caring you brought to Nobles.

– Kate Ramsdell

 

To Yara Da Silva, Celia Dorsey, Kevin Harrington, Lauren Keohan, Natalie Maher, Betsy Matthew, Emily Orscheln, Alara Ozguc, Joe Todd, Rocky Batty, Mari Capone, John De Los Santos, Lucy Del Col, Charlotte Epker, Dan Epstein, Caroline Higgins, Bronwyn Jensen, Olivia Patz, Tati Rachlin, Rahul Singh, Lily Stevenson, and Lauren Young

Congratulations! Thank you for being such terrific students and for all of the hard work that has prepared you to continue on as vital stewards of our planet. I wish you all the best as your futures unfold!

– Deb Harrison

 

To Keren Luo

Keren! I’m so grateful for the time I got to spend getting to know you—and I will so miss our college meetings, our discussions of life and mouse dissections, and our time with Mr. Mauck! He and I owe you a post-graduation Zoom. Hoping I get a chance to see you before you head off to college—and Congratulations on all you’ve been able to share with the Nobles community. We are so lucky.

– Kate Ramsdell

 

To Dan Donahue

Hi Dan,

Congratulations on your graduation! I can’t believe how quickly your years at Nobles flew by. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to teach and advise you, and I’m incredibly excited about the future that awaits you. You’re a well-respected classmate and teammate who always demonstrates integrity, sportsmanship, and respect. Congratulations, and I wish you all the best!

– Mr. Kalin

 

To The Seniors in Anatomy and Physiology

Sam Athanasia, Colby Bailey, Sam Jankey, Nick Perez, Emre Yalcindag, Kiley Bertos, Paloma Duchrest, Kiley Flynn, Jake McHugh, Henry Mitchell, Alara Ozguc, Toby Urell, and Harrison Theriault:

Congratulations to the seniors in Anatomy and Physiology this year! Thanks for all that you gave to the journey in this course, and I wish you all the best in the future!

– Deb Harrison

 

To Yara Da Silva and Dayyana Poux

Our senior captains! You two were the best JV captains a coach could ask for. You showed so much love and appreciation for volleyball, but you also expressed your leadership through the support and care you gave to your teammates. Ms. Goins and I are so grateful for everything that you did to make this season fantastic. Good luck next year, and congratulations!

– Hannah Puckett

 

To Becca Gill

Congratulations, Becca! What a gift it has been for of us in the squash program to know you and to have our program so enriched by your impact as a terrific role model for sportsmanship, hard work, and deep care for your teammates!

– Deb Harrison

 

To Ethan Skelley

Ethan,
Congratulations. We are all proud of you and wish you continued success at Richmond next year.
We love you “Terramoto”.

– Paul V. Reza

 

To Kiley Flynn

Congratulations Kiley on an amazing 6 years! We are so proud of your accomplishments! Excited for what the future holds. All our love,

– Mom and Dad

 

To The Class of 2020

When you were Class II students, I had the good fortune of being your class dean and often implored you to be leaders of the Nobles community. It has been a pleasure to watch you do so in many different arenas this year. So many of you have stepped up in trying circumstances and that is the mark of great leadership. Here’s to a job well done by the Class of 2020. And to all the great things you will do after graduation.
Congratulations,

– Mr. Marchant

 

To Jake McHugh

Jake,
Congratulations!! We are so proud of the person you have become. You amaze us every day. Your strength of character and loyalty to friends will carry you far in life. We cannot wait to see where it takes you. We love you so much!

– Mom and Dad

 

To Ethan Bondick

Ethan,
There is so much for you to be proud of from your time at Nobles. That doesn’t change just because we’ve had an unusual final quarter. You finish this chapter of your journey with your head held high. Congratulations!

– Maura Sullivan

 

To Rohan Sharma

Congrats Rohan! I have enjoyed being your advisor and getting to know you over the past couple of years. Have a great summer and good luck next year. Keep in touch!

– Mr. Spence

 

To Charlotte Epker, Bronwyn Jensen, Hannah Lawry, Devon Tyrie, and Lulu Wright

Congratulations!! I so appreciate the time we spent together this JV Hockey season both on and off the ice. As a group of kind, funny, and inclusive players, you led by example and showed the rest of the team what it meant to be a good teammate. Now on to your next adventure!

– Ms. Goins ’15

 

To Yara Da Silva and Dayyana Poux

Yara and Dayyana, it was so special getting to know you this fall in JV Volleyball. Your leadership, kindness, and humor were essential to the team. Congratulations!

– Ms. Goins ’15

 

To Maeve Connolly, Maddie Majernik, Sakura Hinenoya, John DiNovi, Nick Taylor, Max Farber and Griffin Zink

Congrats former fifthie advisees!!! Thank you for all the great laughs and thoughtful discussions. You are a talented bunch—can’t wait to see what the future entails.

– Ms. Fin

 

To Kiley Bertos

I must say that the last essay that you delivered was perhaps the most thoughtful one that I have received in a long time. Good times are on the horizon. Thank you for being the kind of student who helps a teacher teach the class. And for being fearless.

All the best,

– Mr. Bussey

 

To Dayyana Poux

I’m going to miss you! Especially in Volleyball.

– Aileen Feliz ’22

 

To Lauren Kelley

Lauren,
I know you will walk away from Nobles feeling gratitude and a real sense of accomplishment. You have taken advantage of so much of what Nobles has to offer and to see all of those things as an opportunity for growth. And you have grown so much. It has been such a gift to share Rwanda with you, to witness your commitment to service, to see you be such a loyal friend. You have reflected back on your time at Nobles with maturity and thoughtfulness—and the world is surely going to benefit from your presence in the future. Congrats, Lauren! And thanks.

– Ben Snyder

 

To Saffiyah Coker

We are so very proud of you Saffiyah! From Jamaica to The Gambia, your family celebrates this achievement with joy and love. May God continue to bless you as you move on to your next amazing journey at Tufts University.
Lots of love.

– The Coker Family

 

To Ethan Skelly

Ethan,
What fun it has been for me to get to know and teach you over these last four years. I have so appreciated your sense of humor, your willingness to self-reflect and your honesty (about a whole range of things). I’m so excited for you to get to college and to take classes that you are really interested in because when that happens, the sky is the limit for you. You are willing to dig into important issues, listen to the point of view of others and appreciate the complexity of the world around you. Thanks, congrats and good luck, Ethan!

– Ben Snyder

 

To John DiNovi

John/Dino,
Congrats on your graduation from Nobles, John. On so many levels you have made Nobles a better place—as a curious and engaged student, as a valued teammate, as a respected prefect. What is most special to me about your time at Nobles, however, is how much your classmates and teammates trusted your integrity and character. I could see that every day on the soccer field and it was clearly why you were elected by your peers to represent them on the DC. You’ve so much to be proud of, and I’m just grateful for the opportunity to have gotten to know and work with you. Congrats!

– Ben Snyder

 

To Yara Da Silva, Betsy Matthew, Lauren Young, Dayyana Poux, Will Keating, Liam Nawara, Tate Donnelly, Lucy Del Col, Lauren Keohan, Harrison Theriault, Paloma Ducrest, David Pang, Claire Shapiro, Ella Midura, and Olivia Patz

Congratulations to our inaugural group of Upper School Mentors! We are so proud of you. Thank you for all your work and support, and for helping to make this the best year it could be. Our meetings were highlights of each month, and you helped to make Nobles a stronger community. We wish you the very best always.

– Kim Libby and Michael Denning

 

To The Class of 2020

To my Class I Advisees,
Emily Orscheln, Emre Yalcindag, Hailey Brown, Dan Epstein, and last but never least, Alex Bao. Thank you for your kindness, humor and willingness to roll with things over the last few years. It’s been quite a journey; I’m so grateful for our time together. Whether we drift a bit apart for a while or stay in touch, each of you will always hold a special place in my heart.
With great respect and appreciation,

– Mr. Bussey

 

To Claire Shapiro

Congratulations on your graduation! I wish that you have a wonderful time at your college and every single day in your future life.

– Ms. Liu

 

To Liam Nawara and Owen O’Connor

Dear Liam and Owen,
Congratulations on your appointments. We are proud of you thank you for your service, sacrifice and leadership. With deep respect and gratitude,

– Michael Denning

 

To Colby Bailey, Robert Lapsley, Jake McHugh, Cassidy Piersiak, Casey Severo, and Tuan Truong

History of Greece/Rome 2018-2019,
Congratulations to an impressive phalanx of ancient historians—it was so much fun to teach you!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Clay Harris

CONGRATULATIONS Clay!!! So very proud of you and all your hard work. Always here for you!!
Love,

– Clarissa & Lino

 

To Jake McHugh

Jake,
Congratulations to you and your classmates. I have always been very proud of you and all you have done. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for you.
Best,

– Uncle Jim

 

To Giana De La Cruz

Congratulations Giana! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you better this past year and I am incredibly proud of you. You are truly a force to be reckoned with and I feel so fortunate to have witnessed you grow into a leader and social justice warrior. Nobles will not be the same without you but I am so excited for you to embark on this new journey. Good luck next year and please stay in touch!

– Ms. Muñoz

 

To Sammy Guerrero

Congratulations Sammy! It’s been an honor getting to know you are over these last few years. You’re a special person. I hope you know that I’m proud of you, and that I’ll miss seeing you every day. Our time together was short, but you made the most of it. I can’t wait to hear about all of your amazing accomplishments in the future. Stay in touch!

– Mr. Becker

 

To Jake McHugh

Congratulations Jake. Good luck next year in college.

– Jimmy

 

To Claire Shapiro

Congratulations, Claire! Thank you for joining the NTC for our production of Les Mis this year! We appreciate it and wish you all of the best.

– Dan Halperin

 

To Addy Sewack

Congratulations, Addy! You gave a lot of time and energy to the NTC through your work backstage, and we appreciate it. We wish you all of the best.

– Dan Halperin

 

To Cozette Russo-Neale

Congratulations, Cozette! Thank you for all of the time and energy that you poured into technical theatre at Nobles. And for forgiving me for forgetting your name that time a couple of years ago.
Best of luck!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Jake McHugh

Great job Jake! Congratulations!

– Danny

 

To Dayyana Poux

Congratulations, Dayyana! Thank you for working with the NTC and for all of the smart and positive energy you brought into the arts center!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Brett Cosby

Congrats Brett! What an amazing journey. It’s been a lot of fun getting to know you, and I hope we continue to stay in touch. I’m excited to hear about how much fun you’re having in college, and when you finally give up on wearing that ghastly UNC gear. I know a virtual pat on the back is not the same as an actual bear hug in the graduation line, but at least we don’t have to see each other cry! Congratulations again!

– Mr. Becker

 

To Jake McHugh

Congratulations Jake! I’m so proud of you! You’re the best! Your future looks bright, go show the world what you got! I love you!

– Tata

 

To Madie Majernik

Congratulations, Madie! We are so glad that you chose to join us for Les Mis!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Toby Urell

Dear Toby,
Congratulations on your great accomplishments during your career at Nobles! You have superbly led the Debate/Model UN Club to new heights, with numerous awards and many of your own. You helped make the club more visible. I thank you for your contribution to the success of the program.

– Mr. Seck

 

To Sakura Hinenoya

Congratulations, Sakura! Thank you for working so hard and with such positive energy every time you joined the NTC for a production!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Anushka Harve

Congratulations, Anushka!
You were a real pleasure to work with in the theatre, as you both gave your all and filled the room with positive (and contagiously so) energy. Thank you!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Kevin Harrington

Dear Kevin,
I am very glad that you joined us this winter. I’m not sure why you had to wait for that Joe guy to graduate before auditioning, but the important thing is that we got to work together once. It was a pleasure! Congratulations!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Nattalie Gualdron

Congratulations, Nattalie! Thank you for your efforts with the NTC over the course of your Nobles career

– Dan Halperin

 

To Julia Temple

Dear Julia,
Congratulations on your great accomplishments during your career at Nobles! You have superbly led the Debate/Model UN Club to new heights, with numerous awards and NGMUN I as the cherry on top. Merci pour tout!

– Mr. Seck

 

To Tate Donnelly

Congratulations, Tate! Thank you for all of your work with the Nobles Theatre Collective.

– Dan Halperin

 

To Lucy Del Col

Congratulations, Lucy! Thank you for auditioning for our musicals and best of luck in college and beyond!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Wyatt Ellison

Congratulations, Wyatt! Thanks for your work with the NTC and booth crew!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Finn Harrington

Congratulations, Finn! You have been an essential and wonderful part of the NTC’s pit bands for our musicals and we really appreciate it. You will be missed!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Meredith McBride

Congratulations, Meredith!
Your journey from three auditions with zero seasons of theatre to show for it to a critical member of the Les Mis ensemble, principal actor in Proctor, and successful playwright, with a would-have-been senior project in theatre as well goes down as one of the most remarkable leaps forward in a senior year that I’ve seen here. Great job! I hope you stick with it!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Drew Barry

I am so proud of you, Drew, and your accomplishments! Throughout your four years at Nobles, you have epitomized what it means to be hard-working, resilient, razor-focused on tasks, and driven for success. Thank you, for the lessons you taught me. From your proud advisor!

– Mr. Seck

 

To Kevin Chen, Gyu Choi, Angela Giordano, Ella Midura, Smita Rajan, and Harrison Theriault

AP Latin Seniors,
Vos discipuli maximi optimique estis! Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit. Valete!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Celia Dorsey

Dear Celia,
CONGRATULATIONS! You did it! We never doubted it even if you did once or twice.
You graduate as not only one of the most important theatre students of your class but also of your era of the NTC. Thank you for all of the hard work, the responsiveness to my direction, the honest feedback, and the time you poured into making our productions better and our company happier.

– Dan Halperin

 

To Dayyana Poux

Congratulations Dayyana! I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you better this year and witnessing you blossom and grow into an incredible young woman. I will miss running into you in the Art Center and having you in S2S but I am excited to hear about your college journey this fall. Best of luck as you enter this new chapter in your life and please stay in touch!

– Ms. Muñoz

 

To Annie Khawand

Congratulations, Annie! We will miss dancing with you in the studio and on the stage. Thanks for being so dedicated to Nobles dance. Keep dancing in college and beyond!

– Ms. Kinard and Ms. Calamare

 

To Casey Taitel

Congratulations, Casey! I feel very lucky to have taught you for three semesters. With your laser-like intellectual intensity, your determination to do your very best no matter what, and your deep love of great writing, you have sown the seeds of ongoing excellence. Your garden will be full indeed. I wish you all the best.

– Ms. Russell

 

To Eleni Kinney

Dear Eleni,
Congratulations! I only wish I could have collaborated with you this spring and seen your lighting design for PROCTOR come to fruition. For four years, you have poured yourself into our work in the theatre. Never have you promoted yourself or complained, never have you made it about yourself, but rather you have collaborated with students and faculty with the singular goal of making excellent theatre. In addition, you were also a teacher yourself, helping so many less experienced electricians learn the basics of theatrical lighting. Great job, Eleni!!!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Braeden Levine

Braeden, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! It’s been a pleasure building a relationship with you as your advisor and college counselor. I wish you all the luck at Georgetown! Please keep in touch!

– Jennie Kim

 

To Charlie Guerra

Charlie,
It has been fun and so rewarding to coach and advise you. Congratulations and all the best!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Grace Smith

Congratulations, Grace! I can not believe that your six-year career with the NTC–and the twelve years of Smith family contributions–has come to an end. In a majority of my 21 years here, we’ve had either you or your sister with us. Your sister was such an impressive and successful student, so immensely important to our company, that six years ago I could not imagine that you too would grow so phenomenally capable and committed. Your efforts and abilities have been critical to our success, and we are deeply appreciative, Grace!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Anna Kopfler

Congratulations little nugget! We’re so proud of you and all that you have accomplished, you’re the coolest cat around and never forget it! 143

– Winnie and Friends

 

To Shawn Wu

Dear Shawn,
What a joy it was coaching and advising you! Congratulations and all the best!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Clay Harris

Congratulations on the graduation!! I wish you luck on your journey!

– Elmer

 

To Harrison Theriault

Harrison,
From Greek to Latin to XC to advisory, we spent a lot of time together—all of it so memorable. Congrats!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Celia Dorsey

Celia,
Congrats on such an amazing year. It has been so great to see you grow up and turn into the confident, thoughtful, and opinionated (such a good thing!) woman you are today. I am SO glad I had the chance to teach you and to have some of the conversations with you about art, culture, and life that you are so good at! I learned a lot from you and I look forward to continuing the conversation over the years. Artist, scholar, and critic—so much ahead for you!

– Betsy VanOot

 

To Ali Castro

Congratulations, Ali! I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching and directing you over the past few years. Your voice is powerful and special, and your ability to prioritize the group, the project, and the story have thoroughly impressed me. Without you, the student revolutionary scenes and the entire production of Les Mis would not have been nearly as engaging and successful. Thank you, Ali, and great job!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Kevin Chen, Finn Crawford, Patrick Denning, Wyatt Ellison, Charlie Guerra, Sammy Guerrero, Sam Jankey, Rishi Khanna, Chris Millay, Liam Nawara, David Pang, Vikrum Singh, Harrison Theriault, and Shawn Wu

Congrats to all the runners on this year’s cross country team. It was such an honor to work with you. Remember the ideals of ponos, arete, and most of all filia. Keep running!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Hailey Brown

Hailey, you have been an absolute pleasure to teach, direct, and collaborate with throughout your time at Nobles. Congratulations on graduating!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Clay Harris

Congratulations and lots of blessings from the Lord.

– Lola Chita

 

To Annie Khawand

Congratulations, Annie! Thank you for all of the time and energy you poured into the winter musical throughout your Nobles career, even when it wasn’t easy. We appreciate your efforts and talents and wish you all the best!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Finn Crawford

Dear Finn,
It was such a blessing coaching and advising you. Congratulations!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Emre Yalcindag

Congratulations, Emre. Thank you for singing with the NTC! I’ll miss seeing you around the arts center!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Sammy Walkey

Sammy!
You have been a very important part of Nobles theatre for years. Your imagination, hard work, collaborative skills, and willingness to take creative risks have made our company better. We appreciate the massive amount of time and energy you poured into the program both on and off stage!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Patrick Denning

Dear Patrick,
It was such a joy coaching, advising, and teaching you. Congratulations and all the best!

– Mr. Blake

 

To Natalie Maher and Anna Kopfler

From Kensington Palace, to the Nobles Castle, to the Boston Public Garden, congrats to you two city cats, Anna and Natalie! Thanks for working hard, taking risks, being yourselves, and making advisory such a treat. Looking forward to keeping in touch, and following along as your journeys unfold. Make way for these ducklings!

– Lauren Overzet

 

To Ethan Skelly

Congrats, Ethan! Best of luck in all that you do in the future!

– Coach Voulgaris

 

To Jackson Phinney

Congrats, Jackson! You had a great run at Nobles! Best of luck in all that you do in the future!

– Coach Voulgaris

 

To Toby Urell

Congratulations, Toby! Thank you for all of your wonderful contributions to theatre at Nobles. You always brought positive energy to your work with us, and we appreciate it. Good luck!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Henry Mitchell

Congratulations, Henry! Best of luck at Hamilton and in all that you do in the future!

– Coach Voulgaris

 

To Tuan Truong

Congratulations, Tuan! I will miss our conversations about Nobles theatre, cars, and other random topics. And I wish you all of the best in Texas next year!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Cam Large

Congrats, Cam! Thank you for all your hard work! Best of luck in all that you do!

– Coach Voulgaris

 

To Julia Temple

Julia!
I know that this spring has not been what you’d hoped or imagined, and I’m sorry. But I did want to take a moment to commend and thank you for all of your contributions to Nobles theatre. From leading the way in musical ensembles to that monstrous spring when you performed significant roles in both the SDP and the mainstage, you have always brought you very best to every single rehearsal and performance. You made the people around you better. Thank you for joining us so many times, including this spring when it required the unfortunate sacrifice of MUN.
Congratulations!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Nick Taylor

Congrats, Nick! Best of luck at Hamilton and beyond!

– Coach Voulgaris

 

To Jack Freeman

Hi Jack,

Congratulations on your graduation! I’m so proud of the immense growth that you’ve achieved during your time at Nobles, and I am excited for the bright future that awaits you. I admire your integrity, empathy, and kindness, all traits that will serve you well as you transition to the next phase of your life. You’ve been a wonderful member of the Nobles community, and I wish you all the best. Congratulations!!

– Mr. Kalin

 

To Sam Athanasia

Sam,
Congratulations on your graduation! It has been great getting to know you and working with you over the last two years! Best of luck in all that you do in the future!

– Coach Voulgaris

 

To Patrick Denning

Patrick,

I am so proud of all that you have achieved at Nobles—on the trails, on the water, and in the classroom. Best wishes for your continued adventure!

– Mr. Ulrich

 

To Kevin Chen, Finn Crawford, Patrick Denning, Wyatt Ellison, Charlie Guerra, Sammy Guerrero, Sam Jankey, Richi Khanna, Christopher Millay, Liam Nawara, David Pang, Vikrum Singh, Harrison Theriault, and Shawn Wu

“Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’
Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

– Coach Ulrich

 

To Meredith McBride, Alara Ozguc, and Devon Tyrie

We will miss you three so much next year! Advisory won’t be the same, but you’ve set an awesome example of what it means to show support and care for your peers. Please keep in touch and come back to visit.

– Hannah Puckett

 

To Teddy Slosberg

TEH-DAY!
I am so glad that you took a chance on the NTC at the beginning of your junior year. You now graduate with four shows on your high school resume, strong relationships with students, and faculty, and an impressive amount of increased skill and confidence as a performer. Congratulations and all the best!

– Dan Halperin

 

To Toby Urell

Dear Toby,
Congratulations on your graduation! You will be missed by all and I send you all my best as you embark on this next chapter of your life.
Best,

– Mr. Sheeran

 

To Clay Harris

Congratulations dearest Clay!
Much love,

– Tita Christiana

 

To John De Los Santos

Dear John,
A heartfelt congratulations on your graduation. I look forward to following your adventures in the next chapter of your life.
Best,

– Mr. Sheeran

 

To Tuan Truong

Dear Tuan,
From Vietnam to Boston to HMI and now to Dallas, I am exceedingly proud of all that you have done. Congratulations on all you have accomplished and I wish you all my best in this next chapter of your life.
Best,

– Mr. Sheeran

 

To The Yearbook Advisors of 2020

Saff, Vikrum, Gyu, Lulu, and Tate,
It was a joy getting to know you these past two years. You should be so proud of the work you have done with the yearbook. You have left your mark on Nobles!

– Ms. Glenn

 

To Nattalie Gualdron

Dear Natt,
I am so proud of you and I wish you all my best on your next chapter. Do not worry, we will keep a good eye on Val.
Best,

– Mr. Sheeran

 

To Gyu Choi

What a joy it has been getting to know you and work with you over the past few years. From our times together in Latin II to the Holy Cross Classics Day and Harvard Certamen, it has been a blast. You and Harrison did a great job getting a group of kids together to prepare. You are leaving your JCL club in good hands – the Latin III class has been inspired by your work. Wishing you the best of luck!!

– Ms. Glenn

 

To Sam Jankey

Congratulations, Sam! We are so proud of your growth and accomplishment at Nobles. We look forward to seeing your wonderful future unfold! All our love and very best wishes,

– Sarah and Walt Medlin

 

To Harrison Theriault

Harrison,
What a joy it has been to get to know you over the years! It was a treat to work with someone who is clearly so passionate about the Classics. I remember talking with you about Latin at the salad bar in your sixie year! It was such fun to attend the Harvard Certamen & the Holy Cross Classics Day with you as well. You have left your mark on the program, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.

– Ms. Glenn

 

To Celia, Grace, Reese, Sakura, Angela, and Giana

Congratulations! I am so proud of each of you and all that you have accomplished during your time at Nobles! It has been an absolute pleasure being your advisor! I look forward to staying in touch and hearing all that you continue to achieve beyond Nobles! Thank you for being such wonderful advisees!

– Ms. Calamare

 

To Gyu Choi and Smita Rajan

Four years of advisory, four years of impressions of hands, bouncing on balls, competitive SET, laughter, tears, lessons, and successes. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with you both. You will be missed, but I know you are heading on to amazing journeys. Remember when things get rough (because they will, that is life) that you have the strength in you to persevere and the intelligence to know when you should ask for help. Great things are ahead!!
All my best,

– Ms. Turner

 

To Tati Rachlin

Tati! Congrats! I will miss our daily chats. Please come back often.
My best,

– Ms. Asnis ’90

 

To the Leaders of NHT

To Grace Smith, Lily Stevenson, Lauren Kelley, Sophia Lowry, and Natt Gualdron,
Thank you so much for your wonderful leadership with Nobles Heads Together this year. Your ideas, energy, and courage make such a difference at Nobles and in the world! I have been very honored to work with you all. Please keep in touch — I will never stop cheering for you! Congratulations!

– Ms. Lee

 

To Gyu Choi

Dear Gyu,
It was so much fun traveling to Guatemala with you way back when you were in 9th grade! And since then, I’ve enjoyed our conversations about politics, music, tennis, and other fun topics. I love how you self-proclaimed yourself as my son’s “godfather.” I wish you all the best. Congratulations.

– Ms. Lee

 

To Tatiana Rachlin

Dear Tatiana,
It’s been a privilege being your teacher and advisor these past four years. Thank you for the many fun conversations. I’m so proud of you and wish you all the best in the years to come. Always believe in yourself! Congratulations!

– Ms. Lee

 

To Max Farber

Congrats Max! It’s been quite a ride. I’m proud of all that you have accomplished and how you have grown into the amazingly funny, honest & kind brother/friend/son that you are. Keep flipping. xo – Mom

– Amy Farber ’91

 

To Jeffrey Alphonso and Dayyana Poux

Jeffrey and Dayyana,
We arrived at Nobles from Brooke Roslindale in 2016, all the three of us eager to learn and take advantage of all that it had to offer us. In the six years that I have known you, I have seen you both grow so much. Your ability to overcome obstacles, your bravery in fighting for equity and justice, and your willingness to laugh in good times and bad, are truly inspiring. Nobles will not be the same for me without the two of you, but I cannot wait to hear about your respective journeys. You got this!

– Ms. Sayles

 

To Nathan Trudell

Congratulations Nate! So proud of you!

– Sarah Callaway

 

To NGVL – Becca, Char, Chiggs, Ella, Madie and Mari

Congratulations on your graduation, and thank you for your incredible leadership of NGVL this year and over the years. We love you all and will miss you. Please know that NGVL will always be cheering you on. Go get after it!

– Ms. Asnis ’90

 

To Becca, Mari, Paloma and Madie

Congratulations on your graduation! It has been an honor to serve as your advisor, and while I will sincerely miss our daily interactions, I know that we will always be close:) Remember that a commencement (graduation) is a beginning. Your time at Nobles is coming to a close, but the best is yet to come!
My best always,

– Ms. Asnis ’90

 

To Nick Perez

Nick, we are so proud of you, congratulations! We know it wasn’t always easy, so proud of you for being brave enough to make a change and put yourself out there. Can’t wait to see what’s next!!!

– Kristin & Andres Perez

 

To Jeffrey Alphonso

Congratulations Jeff! We are so incredibly proud of you for all that you have accomplished. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for you next. Always remember to walk in faith and know that there are people who love and support you. We love you papa.

– The Alphonso Family

 

To Rocky Batty

Congratulations, Rocky! What an exciting moment – though obviously not quite as you expected it to be. In the 18 years I have known you (sorry, I had to), it has been wonderful to see you become the smart and caring person you are today. As you head off to new adventures, I cannot wait to hear about what will come next.

– Sara Masucci

 

To Sam Jankey, Alex Bao, Bronwyn Jensen, Max Farber, Jack Freeman, Nattalie Gualdron, Will Moore, Harrison Theriault, Sammy Walkey, Maeve Connolly, Angela Giordano, Anushka Harve, Noah Janfaza, Will Keating, Sophia Lowry, Nick Perez, Smita Rajan, Claire Shapiro, Grace Smith, and Jasper Tahnk

Dear AP European History students,

Congratulations! I was so lucky to have the opportunity to teach all of you. Thank you for all that you brought to our classes–your enthusiasm, effort, curiosity, scholarship, good humor and generosity of spirit. Indeed, teaching you was an inspiring privilege, and I wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors.

– Michael Denning

 

To Dayyana Poux

Dayyana!! I am so excited for you and so impressed with all you have accomplished. You worked hard, and I feel lucky to have been part of your Nobles experience. I will miss our chats next year. As you head off to new adventures, remember that you can do it – you are strong, smart, and sassy. Good luck!

– Sara Masucci

 

To Lauren Kelley, Bronwyn Jensen, and Nick Hazard

Congratulations! We have been so lucky to have you as FemCo leaders this year. Your thoughtfulness, your curiosity, and your willingness to speak out in support of your beliefs amplified important issues that might otherwise not have been heard by the community. I have no doubt you will keep speaking out as you head on to new adventures. We will miss you next year!

– Sara Masucci

 

To Braeden Levine, Sammy Walkey, Vikrum Singh, Tate Donnelly, Toby Urell, Annie Khawand, Celia Dorsey, Finn Harrington, Hailey Brown, Katie Armstrong, Lauren Young, Matt Kirkman, Jake McHugh, David Pang, Sophia Lowry, and Nathan Trudell

Congratulations to all of you. It was so much fun and such a privilege to explore Central Europe and European history with you. You are awesome ambassadors for Nobles and our first EXCEL Central Europe class. We wish you the best of luck always.

– Michael Denning, Hannah Puckett, Nahyon Lee and Michael Polebaum

 

To Sammy Walkey

Congratulations, Sammy! I am so proud of you and wish you the best of luck next year. Stay you and keep creating beautiful things! Stay in touch!

– Meghan Hamilton

 

To Lucy Del Col

Congratulations, Lucy! Thanks for letting me be part of your Nobles journey. I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Stay in touch!

– Meghan Hamilton

 

To Sam Jankey, Rocky Batty, Jake McHugh, Tate Donnelly, Celia Dorsey, and Patrick Denning

Nobles has been a much longer adventure for all of you. I have loved watching you all grow up from your Day Camp years until now. You are amazing, and I am proud of all of you. Best of luck, always.

– Michael Denning

 

To Charlie Guerra, Finn Crawford, Maeve Connolly, Sammy Guerrero, and Eleni Kinney

Felicitaciones to my group of Peruvian travelers – Charlie Guerra, Finn Crawford, Maeve Connolly, Sammy Guerrero, and Eleni Kinney! Thank you so much for making our pilot Excel trip to Peru a huge success. It was such a privilege to travel with you and hopefully, this trip is only the beginning of your adventures to South America and beyond!

– Ms. Richard

 

To The Class of 2020

I love all Nobles classes, but yours is particularly special to me! Congratulations! I have so enjoyed teaching, advising and traveling with you. I have marveled at your athletic and artistic talents. Mostly, I have been inspired by your generosity of spirit. I wish you the very best for all your future journeys and adventures. Please stay in touch. Godspeed 2020!

– Michael Denning

 

To Noah Janfaza, Chris Millay and Bryan Thomas

Dear Noah, Chris, and Bryan,
We will miss you in advisory next year. Thank you for your leadership, good humor, wisdom and generosity of spirit. We wish the best of luck and Godspeed.

– Denning Advisory

 

To Bryan Thomas

Congratulations, Bryan! It has been an honor to be your advisor, and I look forward to many years of friendship. I wish you the very best of luck at Pomona and always!

– Michael Denning

 

To Christopher Millay

Congratulations, Chris! It has been an honor to be your advisor, and I look forward to many years of friendship. My best to all the Millays.

– Michael Denning

 

To Noah Janfaza

Congratulations, Noah! It has been an honor to be your advisor, and I look forward to many years of friendship.

– Michael Denning

 

To Patrick Denning

Congratulations, Patrick. We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad

– Emily and Michael Denning

 

To The Class of 2020

I have watched from afar your graceful, courageous, engaged and extraordinary navigation of these unprecedented times. While there may have been many disappointments in missing your last ______ (fill in the blank), you have made this a most memorable spring, the end of a most memorable time at one of the rare places on earth. A quote that I have sometimes read to my students in recent years (author unknown) is the following: “You can’t measure a high school student by her/his GPA or test scores, nor can you evaluate a college grad by what school s/he attended or their grades. What is harder to measure but far more important is a young adult’s level of grit, engagement, optimism, integrity, people skills, street smarts, stamina, and determination.”

I am quite certain that you have been shaped indelibly by this shared experience, before and especially during the pandemic. What is crucial is how you move forward, what “marks” you plan to make on the world in all the ways you have learned how. Step up. Look up. Step out. Look out (for those in need, especially). Be brave. Be loyal. Be grateful. And always remember that Nobles has been your home. It was mine for thirty years, and it will forever be in my heart. As are you. Congratulations, Class of 2020.

ps. To those scholars with whom I shared the classroom last year, you know who you are. xo

– Vicky Seelen

 

To Eleni Kinney, Annie Khawand and Olly Ogbue

Congratulations! Our advisory and I are going to miss you dearly! You all have accomplished so much during your time at Nobles and I am so proud of you. Thank you all for being so wonderful and I will miss you so much!

– Talya Sokoll

 

To Noah Thomas

Congratulations Noah! I look forward to following your progress out West and I hope to catch you in a game or two. All my best!

– Mark Sheeran

 

To The Class of 2020

I have so enjoyed my time with so many of you – whether it has been in the classroom, on the soccer field or in places like South Africa or Rwanda. Each of you who I’ve gotten to know has made my day brighter, enlivened a class, asked good questions, reflected thoughtfully on the gift that Nobles is for all of us. Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding in the midst of Covid and for keeping all of our spirits up. Congrats and good luck – you’ll be missed.

– Ben Snyder

 

To Yara Da Silva

Congratulations, Yara! With grit and grace, you moved through your years at Nobles. Celebrate this journey; you have earned that deep breath.

I cannot wait to see what these next years will bring. Go get ’em.

– Ms. Libby

 

To The Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We have enjoyed watching you grow and learn these past years, and you are an immensely talented group of young adults. Enjoy your accomplishments and best wishes for a bright future!

– The Perez Family

 

To Noah Janfaza

Congratulations to you and the entire senior class! We are incredibly proud of you and are so happy we are together to celebrate you and all you have accomplished in your Nobles career. We know how much you love this school, and we have enjoyed watching you take advantage of every opportunity Nobles has to offer. We love you and couldn’t be more proud! Congrats to the entire class of 2020!

– Rachel ’16, Zachary ’17, and Rebecca ’22

 

To The Class of 2020

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” 

― A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Congratulations on the successful culmination of your Nobles career. You have navigated this challenging time with grace and perseverance which will serve you well as you embark on your next adventures. Thank you for being incredible role models to the rest of the Nobles student body. You will be missed! We wish you all the best going forward and we can’t wait to see what you do next!

– The Nobles Parents Association

 

To The Class of 2020

Congratulations Annie KhawandLiam Nawara, and Chris Millay. Thank you for a fantastic two years on the IAC (International Affairs Club) core. You helped host thought-provoking and interesting discussions that encouraged our community to think beyond Nobles. We will miss you next year.

— Ms. Puckett


To The Class of 2020

I am so excited to work with the Class of 2020 as GRADUATES of Nobles in the years to come and I know that this group will remain connected like no other class. Historically, those classes who have faced memorable times at Nobles have stayed close and it has been inspiring seeing how you’ve all faced the last few months of your senior year. Your 5th Reunion will be here before we know it. Until then, STAY CONNECTED, and we hope to see you soon.

— Kate Treitman Brown ’99, Director of Graduate Affairs

To The Girls from S2S

I miss seeing all of your faces during our meetings. There was no better place to be than in a room full of women of color to lift each other up and to love each other. If it wasn’t for this group of amazing women, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am sure that a lot of underclassmen are saying the same thing about their Big Sisters from this year. I wish you girls the best of luck and I want to remind you to never let anyone or anything burn out your light! You are all strong, independent, and beautiful women ready to embark upon whatever comes next. I know for a fact that you will make your own mark on the world. I love you girls! Congratulations!

 — Cyan Jean ‘19

To The Class of 2020

From the minute you all stepped into Baker 111 as nervous, scared, self-doubting ninth graders, I knew there was something special about the Class of 2020. Something that has always stuck with me and that I’ve never forgotten and that will always have a special place in my heart. When I made the tough choice to leave Nobles last year, the hardest thing to come to terms with was the fact that I wouldn’t be there for your senior year. You are so special. Remember that, okay? Remember all you’ve endured and accomplished and gotten through…together. Individually, you are all pretty great, but collectively, as a class, you guys are a strong and resilient bunch who cares for one another. All the best from the West Coast!

 — Mike Hoe

To The Class of 2020

Thank you to Keren LuoSakura HinenoyaYara Da SilvaSmita Rajan, and Vikrum Singh for helping to lead ACC (Asian Cultures Club) these past two years. Thank you for hosting many fun events. Our two favorite club meetings were the dumpling and korean kimbap cooking classes. We will miss you! Congratulations.

— Ms. Lee and Ms. Puckett

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