On Saturday, June 2, the 41 members of the class of 2018 bid farewell to Montrose School. According to Montrose tradition, Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin spoke personally about each graduate, relating anecdotes which illustrated each girl’s strengths, accomplishments and character.
Two Medfield residents were among the graduates with the Montrose School class of 2018: Kira Dharn, who will attend Bentley University, and Emily Rose, who will attend Mount St. Mary’s University.
The class of 2018 received acceptances to top colleges and universities across the country, including to Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Stanford, Boston College and Holy Cross.
Family, friends, alumnae and faculty celebrated the graduates in a ceremony on Miracle Field. The graduates, dressed in white and carrying red roses, cheered one another as each classmate rose to receive her diploma.
Graduation speaker Dr. Nichole Mercier, '94, gave a powerful address in which she cited the Capstone work performed by each graduate. Dr. Mercier, Managing Director of the Office of Technology Management at Washington University in St. Louis, reminded the girls that the focus on character that they received at Montrose will be the "differentiating factor" that will position them for success.
Montrose School is an independent school for girls in grades 6-12 inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and welcomes students of all faiths. Montrose, a National School of Character, is located on a historic campus in downtown Medfield.