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The Devereux Glenholme School Celebrates Graduation

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Devereux Glenholme School Celebrates Graduation
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Scott B. delivers a heartfelt speech.
Washington, CT - The Devereux Glenholme School, celebrated their largest graduating class in the 40-year history of the school on June 25, 2008. Nearly 300 people attended the graduation ceremony, including students, staff, family and friends to honor the effort of 16 of Glenholme’s finest students. The Class of 2008 demonstrates a significant success, as the majority of the graduating students will transition to higher learning environments, including community colleges, junior colleges and universities. The ceremony was filled with heartfelt speeches, awards and sincere student reflections.

Maryann Campbell, executive director of The Devereux Glenholme School, delivered the opening remarks and noted that these exceptional students “leave after much hard work and take with [them] memories of moments and people that will undoubtedly shape [their] lives. This graduating class can consider themselves as pioneers in the area of technology; who teach us while we teach them.” Keynote speaker, State Senator Andrew Roraback, enlightened the audience on his travels in connection with The Aspen-Rodel Leadership Seminar and its significance to The Glenholme School and its mission to provide students the “luxury to be in an environment with people who believe in you.” In addition to the key speeches, several honors were bestowed upon members of the graduating class.

The Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award, given to the student who represents the qualities of good citizenship, was presented to the 2008 Class President, Daniel M., by Sheila M. Anson, town clerk of Washington. In addition, Maryann Campbell honored Daniel M. and Zachary L. with the Technology Scholarship Awards; the $1,000 grants are to assist in funding the technology needs of the students’ continuing education.

A highlight of the ceremony was the speeches of three graduating students, each offering sincere reflections on their time at Glenholme. Daniel M. remarked, “[Glenholme has taught me] to never give up. If I fall, I know I can always get back up.” Sam B. noted, “This is a magnificent day. We ready ourselves for life’s challenges.” While Scott B. commented, “What makes life special is there is always a second chance; and that is what Glenholme is all about.”

The Devereux Glenholme School is a specialized boarding school on over 100 acres in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut that provides a therapeutic program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development in boys and girls ages 9-18. Glenholme’s goal is to prepare its graduates for continued education in traditional schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities.


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