Congratulations Class of 2020!

Greenhill School will present the Class of 2020 Commencement exercises on Monday, July 20, at 10:00 am on Brinkmann Field.

Words of Encouragement

Jenny Fisher, Director of College Counseling

"May your road be long and full of adventure. And may you always know that you are enough. Sincerest congratulations and best wishes to you. We will miss you greatly."

Jason Yaffe, Director of Academics

"My heart goes out to all of you, knowing this is not the kind of spring any of you envisioned. Do carve out some time to reflect back on your years (for the Forever Club members and those of you who arrived in high school), all of the roses and even some of the thorns. I'd also pause to thank any adults who made the journey possible. Then find a way to celebrate! And please do come back home and visit campus whenever you are near 4141 Spring Valley Road!"

Valerie Hauss-Smith, US Theater Teacher

"Congratulations to the class of 2020!! You are an incredible group of resilient, talented, caring and strong individuals. Take what you have learned and go change the world! SKA!"

Danielle Brown '10

"If you can pay it forward, do it."

Samantha Siegel Armstrong '99

"Congratulations and remember “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” -Dr. Seuss"

Katherine Marmion '10

"It takes some time to adjust to college life. You might not find your "place" right away, it will happen. Be patient with yourself, and remember that there are other people out there who are feeling the same way."

Michelle Malenfant '19

"In the future make an effort to ask yourself everyday if you are happy with what you are doing in all aspects of life. If you are happy, keep doing it with 100% effort and energy, if you are unhappy in any way make an effort to alter that so you’re fulfilling your goal of happiness first. Good luck with your future wholeness and happiness and know that you are so supported during this time of uncertainty."

Payton Nesby '19

"It makes me so happy to see so many of you continuing to be positive despite the situation you are all in! although these times are tough, you are building a skill that will serve you well for the rest of your life; perseverance. So keep being there for each other, keep making big plans for the future, and keep making the best of the time you have. Miss you guys and wish you all the best."

Andrea Rahardja '09

"Learn how to cultivate an intimate relationship with your heart. Nurture it. Trust it. Let it open to guide you."

Alisha Nathani '19

"What's up class of 2020!! I am so sorry this craziness is affecting your senior year. I hope you are all looking forward to this fall. College will be such a great time!! Always remember YOU ARE LOVED and it is okay to take a metal break. Everyone could use one sometimes. Greenhill has prepared you for the academics in college so now it's your time to just keep doing what you are doing and enjoy the ride! Hornet love forever."

David Herman '12

"Congratulations on getting here! We certainly live in interesting times. The best piece of advice I can give you is to persevere and stay curious. As Dory so famously said, "Just keep swimming." As to the latter, let your curiosity be your guide. Never stop learning. You've got the whole of the internet open to you and all the time in the world to go down rabbit holes. Hopefully you'll find a world of wonders behind every late rabbit."

Sarah Nunez-Lafontaine '18

"College Advice: Permanent Press does nothing. Clean your sheets at least every two weeks. Call your parents, they miss you."

Becky Birdsong '86

"Greenhill and the friends you made there will be a constant source of strength and comfort to you for the rest of your life. Stay in touch with them. Congrats to you all!"

Lisa Brown '86

"North Carolina Ad Astra Seniors! To the stars, and be the bright stars you are! Always seek to be the light, and see light, no matter how complex or dark things may seem. You come from a long line of amazing Greenhill "stars" and you'll see, it's a beautiful future. Best wishes. Ashton Ford ‘15 Brooklyn Get involved! Go to every club, networking event, and ask questions. People will respond and want to hear you!"

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