Class of 2019 Commencement!

The weather cooperated for a picture-perfect outdoor commencement ceremony where we celebrated the Class of 2019. 

After a welcome by Head of School Patrick Gallagher, Trey Hammond '19 and Gabe Laskey '19 gave their reflections about their years at US. The ceremony featured speaker Dr. Richard Melvoin, retired Head of Belmont Hill School, who spoke to the boys about the choice they have to make their college years either transactional or transformational and opportunities they will have to explore and embrace the world. He concluded that each individual has the chance to determine the "water" in which he swims. The ceremony finished with the awarding of prizes and diplomas. PHOTO GALLERY
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    • Head of School Patrick Gallagher welcomes the graduates and their families.

    • Dr. Richard Melvoin, retired head of Belmont Hill School, gives some timely advice to the graduates.

    • The view from the stage.

    • Director of the Upper School Dr. William Daughtrey presents the Jack R. Staples '57 Award to Jack Voudouris '19. The award is given to an athlete who has distinguished himself with selfless devotion to the best interests of his teammates.

    • Trey Hammond '19 speaks about the camaraderie of his classmates.

    • Board of Trustee President Christopher Smythe '78 presents the diplomas to the graduates.

    • President of the US Alumni Association Robert Hartford III '87 announces the winner of the Alumni Medal: Gabe Laskey. The Alumni Medal is given the the boy who has the highest grade point average for the past three years.

    • Featured soloist Sam Blocker '19 sings "Bright Morning Stars" with the Glee Club during the ceremony.

    • Gabe Laskey '19 speaks about his US experiences.

    • Jake Kapp '19 receives the Aurelian Award given to a senior who has distinguished himself through sterling character, high scholarship, and strong leadership. Jake also received the James W. Potts Award given for outstanding sportsmanship.

    • Gabe Laskey receives the Cadmean Award for strong character, superior scholarship, high moral and ethical leadership.

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20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
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Phone: 216-321-8260

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2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.