Maharishi School graduation Sunday
The senior class of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment will graduate at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Commencement exercises are in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium in Fairfield. A reception follows the ceremony.
The commencement guest speaker is Dr. Peter Swan. Swan is the Minister of Communication of the Global Country of World Peace.
The graduating class consists of seven girls and 12 boys.
The commencement exercises will be preceded by a senior appreciation ceremony Saturday. The senior appreciation reception is at 12:30 p.m. in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium and the ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
Those who are unable to attend the appreciation or graduation ceremonies can watch live streaming videos of both events at: https://new.livestream.com/msae2013.
In the boys’ school, the valedictorian is Laser Gray Nite and the salutatorian is Avraham Jordan Marks.
In the girls’ school, the valedictorian is Sophia Evgenevna Medvedeva and the salutatorian is Jessica Chosie Marie Titus.
The seniors will also gather at 7:30 Friday in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium for the seniors’ farewell ceremony. The seniors will share their gratitude for the school and for each other.
Dr. Richard Beall, the head of MSAE, said each senior has prepared a speech about how deeply they appreciate their parents, teachers and friends.
During the appreciation ceremony the following day, the teachers then take a turn expressing their feelings about each senior. They will also distribute awards to the seniors earned throughout the year.
Beall said Sunday’s guest speaker, Swan, also is well versed in sustainable agriculture and sustainable gardening practices. He is giving a free lecture about this subject at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in Dalby Hall at the Argiro Student Center.
Beall said the 2013 seniors have acquired many skills which will serve them well in whatever avenue they pursue after high school.
“The thing that distinguishes this class is its diversity in interests and talents,” he said. “It’s a wonderful group of young people. They are all going to have successful college and professional careers.”
Beall said the class was a mixture of students who have lived in Fairfield their whole lives and students from other countries who may have only lived in the community for a year or two.
“They have meshed as a class,” he said. “That is a great advantage for them because the world they’re going to live in is one that is globally connected.”
A complete list of the graduating seniors appears on Page 7.