I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everybody in the extended Cary Academy community a wonderful and restful summer break.

The 2013-2014 school year has been tremendously busy and successful for our students and staff. Our most significant milestone each year is our graduation ceremony, and on Friday, May 23, Cary Academy held its 15th commencement exercises.  At that celebration, we graduated 106 seniors and sent them off to 48 colleges in 18 states plus the District of Columbia. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt gave a wonderful keynote address rife with tips for making the most of college life.  Our student speakers reminisced on their time at Cary Academy and how the community of students and faculty helped them each grow as a student and person.

Later that evening, 83 members of the Class of 2014 attended their first “alumni party.” You can check out wide range of schools that will be welcoming Cary Academy graduates in the fall. Several of our students will be taking generous merit scholarships with them.

In the week of celebrations leading up to graduation, I had the opportunity to address our seniors at their Baccalaureate ceremony. In my closing, I shared three final Haikus with the Class of 2014:

Graduation is
Big deal, and the only cure
For senioritis

Class of 2014
Future so bright, gotta wear shades
And loads of sunblock

So looking forward
To your first commencement, and
We hope not the last

Finally, in case you haven’t gotten your fill of graduation advice, here are a few links to some of the best on my list:

Best wishes for a wonderful summer.