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graduation-hatsMilton awarded diplomas to 189 seniors during the School’s commencement exercises on June 10, 2016. 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 Juan Diego Jaramillo and Melody Tan. Delivering the commencement address was alumnus Conor French, Milton Academy Class of 1999. A corporate attorney turned social entrepreneur, Conor French ’99 is the CEO of Indego Africa—a nonprofit enterprise that partners with cooperatives of nearly 500 female artisans in Rwanda and Ghana. Indego Africa tries to break cycles of poverty by providing women with the tools and support to flourish as independent businesswomen and drive development in their communities.

Click here to read speeches, watch the ceremony, and view photos from the day.