The sun was shining on the Hilltop as 87 Dragons ascended the front steps on St. George’s 121st Prize Day to receive their diplomas.
The festivities began with the Prize Day Chapel Service, which included an address by James F. Blue P’19, father of Effie, to the Class of 2019.
In keeping with tradition, a team of bagpipe players then led the faculty and members of the graduating class to the front circle.
Head of School Alixe Callen delivered the Prize Day Address, recognizing the achievements of the class and challenging the graduates to use all that they've learned about being strong community members out into the world.
“Class of 2019, as a group you have been willing to put yourselves out there, to take risks, both big and small. You are willing to look ridiculous. You are willing to try new things,” she said. “You have embraced the notion that it takes every one of us to make a community, demonstrating to all of us that the choices – small and large – that we each make every day matter.” (Read Ms. Callen’s full Prize Day Address – or watch the video on our YouTube channel.)
Peyton Mulhern was the recipient of the 2019 SG Medal, “awarded to a member of the sixth form who, in the opinion of the faculty, through effort, character, athletics and scholarship during the year has best caught and expressed the ideals and spirit of St. George's.”
The complete list of 2019 prize winners can be viewed here, along with the lead story in the student newspaper, the Red & White. The complete list of academic honors awarded on Prize Day can be viewed here.