Parents, teachers, family and friends made their way into the Mountain Winery concert area Saturday, cameras and leis in hand, to witness the next leg of the Class of 2015’s journey into adulthood: graduation.
It was a beautiful Northern California day. Moving addresses were delivered by valedictorian Samyukta Yagati and keynote speaker Hannah Allam, foreign affairs correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.
Graduates marched down the steps into the amphitheater, a sea of black robes, caps bejeweled with the crests and names of their prospective schools, ushered in with a steady stream of congratulatory cheers. Watch for full graduation details in the next issue of Harker Quarterly, coming to mailboxes in the late June!
“This has been correctly labeled a journey,” said Butch Keller, upper school head. “Take a deep breath. Enjoy this moment. This is a class that has achieved so much.”