On June 1st, 2013, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School held its 185th commencement ceremony. Congratulations to the forty graduates of the class of 2013!
The Commencement Address was delivered by N. Gregory Mankiw, chair of the Economics Department at Harvard University, and father of graduate Nicholas Mankiw. Our Salutatorian was Jeremy Norberg-Bohm and our Valedictorian was Anne King.
During his address, Mankiw stressed the importance of choosing the right community, and the impact it can have on your life. “Find a place that will support you and push you to be a better person, as this school has,” Mankiw told the audience. “So far in life, your parents have often chosen the communities for you. But going forward, this is going to be more of your responsibility.”
In his closing remarks, Head of School Lance Conrad urged students to remain open to opportunities, and to maintain a focus on collaboration in this rapidly changing world. “Our world is now interconnecting and interrelating in a phenomenally and profoundly different manner,” said Conrad. “You have the task of embracing, nurturing and maximizing this.”
Congratulations are also in order for the following award winners, who received prizes during the graduation ceremonies.
Juniors Graduation Prizes:
Jose Arboleda Sportsmanship Award: Patrick Burgard
Nancy S. Emery Award: Guangyu “Grant” Li
Rensselaer Medal: Haopeng “Gordon” Gao
Harvard Book Prize: Chloe Briskin
Senior Graduation Prizes:
Worcester Prize: Anne King
Headmaster's Prize: Devon Franklin
School Spirit Award: Emilee Purdy
MIT Award: Nick Mankiw
Siri Akal Singh Khalsa Award: Lexi Abrecht
Faculty Prizes: Gabe Jonas, Caroline Finamore, Phoebe Keleher, Jeremy Norberg-Bohm, Russell Carter
Senior Departmental Prizes:
English Prize: Jeremy Norberg-Bohm
Allen American Studies Prize: Anne King
Donald Welch Social Studies Prize: Nicholas Mankiw
Bishins-Strachman Economics Prize: Zhuohua “Edison” Wu
Farnsworth Mathematics Prize: Junwi Moon
Kurt Science Prize: Yi “Sandra” Zou
Lewis Clapp Science Prize: Nicholas Mankiw
Paul Economides Prize: Jeremy Norberg-Bohm
Performing Arts Prize: Jeremy Norberg-Bohm
Visual Arts Prize: Robert Tiwan
Jose Arboleda Sportswomanship Award: Emilee Purdy
Also awarded was the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall Society Prize. The award is given to employees in grateful recognition of devoted service and extraordinary dedication to the students and mission of Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. This year’s prize was awarded to Mrs. Carol Russo, Assistant to the Deans, who is retiring after eight years at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School.
Portrait photos from the graduation are available here on Flickr.
The video of graduation is available here on YouTube
Photos from graduation are available here on Flickr
, and candid photos from graduation morning are available here
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For the past twelve years Mr. Guenther has been bringing math to life
for the students of the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. Whether he’s teaching differential equations, statistics or pre-calculus, Mr. Guenther sees math as more than just numbers.
“To me, math is a language
, and knowing it will help you understand how certain parts of the world work,” said Mr. Guenther.
His teaching career began in 1966, and throughout the years he has gained an expertise in a wide range of subjects including, physics, chemistry and English. Mr. Guenther will frequently bring these and other subjects into classroom by basing his lessons on real-world issues.
“One of my favorite problems in the Differential Equations class is based around a fishery,” Mr. Guenther explained. “We use math equations to determine how quickly the over-fishing of a species can lead to extinction. It’s not just about the math, but all of the factors involved in solving a complex real-world problem.”
Currently, Mr. Guenther is teaching Newtons and sine functions to his Honors Pre-Calculus class, which can be seen in our recent Multiple Intelligences Approach