On Saturday, May 25th, Hyde-Bath held its 47th graduation in the Joseph W. Gauld Student Life and Athletic Center, and on Sunday May 26th Hyde-Woodstock held its 17th graduation in the Hyde Cultural Center. A total of 91 students graduated on the two campuses. Almost all of the graduates 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, yet 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 a time to enjoy the rich results of our labor as the seniors transform from students participating in a rigorous education to strong, thoughtful leaders.”