Holy Innocents’ seniors graduate

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School graduated 102 seniors at its campus in Sandy Springs May 17. After posing in caps and gowns for a class picture, the seniors followed the faculty into the gym for the ceremony. After an invocation from the Reverend Jeff Reichmann and a greeting from Head of School Kirk Duncan, Student Council President Meredith Broudy led the assembly in a reading of Psalm 67. Salutatorian Norma Nyhoff then read a lesson from Corinthians, after which Associate Head of School Rick Betts introduced Valedictorian, Rachel Sullivan.

In her speech, Sullivan recounted experiences she had shared with her classmates and urged them all to pursue acts of goodness. Upper School Principal Chris Durst then introduced the seniors, who advanced across the stage to receive their diplomas from Duncan and Chairman of the Board David Stockert.

Mount Vernon holds first graduation

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Sandy Springs graduated 26 seniors at its Glenn Campus in Sandy Springs May 20. The students are members of the school’s first graduating class.

Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, gave a commencement speech in which he encouraged the graduates to consistently fill their lives with a spirit of service.

Salutatorian Lisa Mielke reminisced about her past four years as an upper school student and conveyed the faith her class has in Mount Vernon’s direction and growth. She thanked the teachers and extended gratitude to the parents of the class for providing encouragement and preparation. Valedictorian Parker Coffin then spoke about the true meaning of success throughout life. He said success is not achieved through affluence but attained by being a leader of your own life and creating your own pathways to satisfaction.

Lovett celebrates “Art through Ages”

Lovett Lower and Middle School students took part in the annual Spring Arts Festival in April, celebrating art from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

Unique talent from within the Lovett community — students, faculty and alumni — was featured, along with some very special guests. These included “Elvis,”and the band Memory Dean, which is comprised of Lovett alumnus Bubba Dean appearing with Jay Memory.

This year was a hands-on, interactive experience for the students. They explored art through photography, painting, dancing, traditional and innovative musical sources, drama, improv, pottery, woodworking, flower arranging and lots more.

“It was such a wonderful opportunity to show the children a variety of artists from our faculty, alumni and parents. It was a special day and the children had so much fun,” said Dabney Hollis, Lovett parent and chair of the Spring Arts Festival.