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PCD Honors 45 Graduates at 92nd Annual Commencement

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Nearly 500 gathered on Wednesday to mark the 92nd Annual Providence Country Day School Commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2019. The 45 seniors may be heading off to 37 different colleges in 14 states and two countries, but the morning ceremony showcased their incredible journeys, growth, and achievements during their time at PCD. The Class of 2019 was applauded both for their work as individuals and collectively as a group.

"Sports banners, Mock Trial championship, The Minor Four, vigorous senior projects, and the success of their many new, creative ideas – were all due to one thing: their combined efforts," said Head of School Vince Watchorn. "That is the identity and outlook of a unique group of people – the outlook of people who will collaborate well, lead dynamically, and influence deeply because they have seen the power of teamwork."

2019 Graduates Anna Oliveira and Michael Tetreault introduced the student selected Commencement Speaker: Brady Wheatley, PCD's director of student life, diversity, and inclusion, who advised the graduates to embrace life's challenges over its comfort.

"As you head out into the world, seek this balance of challenge that helps you step outside of your comfort zone. It is time for you to move on, to use your power, and to do good in this world. There is no prescribed path to have a positive impact on the world, but I am confident that you will find your way."

The Class of 2018

Lauren D'Alessandro Allen, Lesley University
Natasha Bansal, Haverford College
Matthew Richard Beretta, Northwestern University
Isaiah Robert Britto, Syracuse University
Alison Simone Carranza, Vassar College
Oliver Thatcher Craig, Davidson College
Stephanie Anne Da Cruz, Brown University
Dante Steven Damiano, Quinnipiac University
Nathan Sang DiSandro, Quinnipiac University
Sarah Elizabeth Dorman, Skidmore College
Hannah Saltonstall Farwell, Endicott College
Rachel Sokny Grace Fava, Pennsylvania State University
Jeffrey Z Gao, Bates College
Samuel Alperin Goldstein, Endicott College
Lauren Reagan Harrington, University of Pittsburgh
Langdon Holden Harris, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Callula Lillibelle Hart, Savannah College of Art and Design
Miranda Rose Heard, Syracuse University
Ian Thomas Hersum, University of Rhode Island
Siyi Hu, New York University
Nico Andrew Igliozzi, Stonehill College
Zachary Roman Jawharjian, Woodbury University
Xingyi Kim Jin, Central Saint Marfins College of Art & Design
Benjamin Paul Kailher, Pennsylvania State University
Nathan Andrew Katzman, University of Michigan
Coleman Richard Kilgus, Savannah College of Art and Design
Becky Beibei Liu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Gabriel Antonio Matos, University of Maryland, College Park
Catherine Townsend McLaughlin, University of Rhode Island
Cameron Michael Murray Temple University
William James Musto, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
Anna Mary Oliveira, Eckerd College
Saarah Anne Papineau, Salve Regina University
Casey John Pope, University of Vermont
Andrew Joseph Ruggiero, University of Maine
Jacob Smith Ryvicker, University of Delaware
Henry Gordon Schaefer, Brown University
Martin Casey Silverman, Post University
Kalila Isabel Sobral Mier, Alfred University
Michael Scott Tetreault, University of Vermont
Calli Marie Vocke, Elmira College
Jay Junlin Xie, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Bob Yao, Wesleyan University
Cameron David Yee, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Leo Zhao, Maryland Institute College of Art
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