St. Andrew’s 2018 graduating class gathered for their final service in the Memorial Chapel Thursday morning.
“This is a time of reflection,” Dave Stewart, Chapel Coordinator, said to the 100-plus boys seated in the Chapel. “It is a time to look back on your journey at St. Andrew’s.”
He asked the boys to share some memories of their time at the School, whether they’ve been here since Middle School or joined the Andrean community more recently.
The favourite reminiscence was of An Andrean Christmas, particularly the traditional final song when all current boys and Old Boys in the audience sing Dorset Carol together on stage in a ritual of unity and brotherhood.
Other boys reflected on athletic highlights, such as fun road trips with a bonded team, or a friend making an amazing winning shot.
Director of Academics, Michael Paluch, stood up to congratulate the grads on their collective academic achievements this past school year, and he received a hearty applause from the boys.
Mr. Stewart thanked the Prefects for all the work they did as leaders and role models, and also thanked every member of the Class of 2018 for putting forth their best efforts.
“You have to accept all the ups and downs, move forward and be fantastic!”
Music Teacher Eric McMillan brought his guitar out and performed a touching acoustic version of In My Life by The Beatles: There are places I'll remember all my life, though some have changed. Some forever not for better; some have gone and some remain …
The service concluded with the singing of Amazing Grace.