Hyde-Woodstock Graduates 54 Students in Class of 2013


Hyde Woodstock's graduating poses for a final picture as a group before beginning the ceremony on Sunday morning.
Hyde Woodstock’s graduating class poses for a final picture as a group before beginning the ceremony on Sunday morning.

Hyde-Woodstock held its 17th graduation on May 26th in the Hyde School Cultural Center. Fifty-four students graduated, fifty of whom delivered speeches to parents, family, and friends.

Speaking at commencement is one of the key features of Hyde’s character-development curriculum, and is the culmination of a student’s years of work at the school. Hyde graduates are given the opportunity to give a speech declaring their growth and vision for the future.

“The traditional view of graduation as both an ending and a new beginning are true at Hyde.  Most importantly, it is a declaration of conscience expressed by each senior in a two-minute speech, which serves as a benchmark for his or her life,” says Head of School Laura Gauld. “Graduation is truly a time to enjoy the fruits of our labor as the seniors transform from students participating in a rigorous education to strong, graceful leaders. Watching returning alums share their journey and seeing generations of families basking in the gratitude is truly overwhelming.”

List of Graduates:

Donna Marcella Altobello

Maureen Kirk Bellwoar *

Ryan Michael Cassidy

Graham Leslie Davidson

Nicholas Paul Davis *

Amanda Donagher Diedrick

Ding Dong

Alina Marie Donnelly

Michael Patrick Dore

Christian Ochola Ejiga

Tyquan Dekari Ekejiuba

Joey Fan

Jamal Lee Frazer-Borden

Eliana Melinda Goldberg

Julian Ross Goldenberg

Nicola Ruby Russell Gomez

Katherine Anne Hagood

Alexander Parks Holland

Owen Nathaniel Jean-Jacques

Yoomi Ji

Yiren Jiang

Daniel Joseph Kane

Patrick Leo Kane

Sean Sinan Kokdil

Jenna Sophia Kowalski

Ben Harry Krassner

Jared William Krassner

Rong Ma

Lauren Anne Maloney

Julian James Mardenli

Peter Walter Markham

Jane Elizabeth Cecilia McCaffrey

Sean Michael McCrystal

Connor Stephen McLaughlin

Gregory James Munetz, Jr.

Brendan Patrick Murray

Brian James O’Dea

Molly Roma Brown Pearson

Hannah Marissa Peters

Thomas Mark Rockoff

Yiren Shao

Christopher Adrian Travis

Samuel Thomas Valentine

Xingkai Wang

Johnnie Watkins

Wei Wei

Matthew Dore Wysocki

Xiaofeng Yan

Jing Yang

Joseph Michael Yanovitch

Kuo-Hsiang Yao

Aine Mairead Zaniewski *

Rongpei Zhang

Hao Zhou



* Denotes honors graduate