"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."
– T.S. Eliot, Class of 1906
Milton awarded diplomas to 181 seniors during the School's commencement exercises on June 5, 2015. One longstanding tradition of the ceremony is students electing their student speakers, which assures seniors that they will, at their last Milton gathering, hear from classmates they have chosen. This year, students selected Bobby Gilmore and Kate Stockbridge. Delivering the commencement address was alumnus Ned Sahin Ph.D., Milton Academy Class of 1994. Ned is the founder of Brain Power, a neurotechnology firm that uses cutting edge brain research and technological advances to affect lives. Brain Power is transforming wearables like Google Glass into assistive devices for children with autism.
Click here to read speeches, watch the ceremony, and view photos from the day.
Sharing Their Experiences: Seniors Present Their Final Projects
Each year, Class I students may commit their final weeks at Milton to completing a "Senior Project." Students who are interested must submit research plans in early winter. A committee of faculty decides which projects to approve, and each student aligns his endeavor with a member of the faculty or staff for support. Students in the Class of 2015 chose topics that ranged from aviation to religion, from engineering medical devices to studying social justice. Students painted, gardened, sewed, prepared concerts and recitals, shadowed doctors, coached hockey, learned instruments and languages, and volunteered at a range of sites. Some students completed one full project and others split their time between two half projects. During the week before graduation, students present their projects to faculty and all students. Sharing in this celebration of completed, highly personal work is a favorite Milton Academy tradition.