Valedictorian Lindsey Schneider shares words of wisdom with her fellow graduates and all those gathered in the Grove for Saint Mary's commencement exercises on May 21, 2017.
On June 6, 2017, Harriet Conger Glover '52HS '54C appeared in a special WRAL Weather Center video. Interviewed by fellow alumna and WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner '87, Harriet shared how her grandfather, ER Conger, began his work in Edenton, N.C. in 1897 as the first volunteer weather observer for the Weather Bureau and how the Conger family has continued that tradition over the last 120 year. Click here for the video.
Class of 2017, I would like to start by saying how humbled I am to be up here speaking on behalf of the senior class.
Seventeen years ago, my dad passed away from melanoma skin cancer, leaving my mom to take care of three young kids; my brothers were four and six, and I was about to turn two. During this time, we were surrounded by many family members and friends, but a certain group of people stood out the most. This group hailed from Saint Mary's – they were my mom's friends from her time as a student here and they were there for my family through it all. They have watched me grow up and these women continue to be a huge part of my life to this day.
Saint Mary's School chaplain, Rev. Ann Bonner-Stewart, delivered the following homily at the 2017 Reunion Chapel on May 13, 2017, the day after the school celebrated its 175th birthday. In her words...
Wow - 175! According to the fount of all knowledge, Wikipedia, which we all know is never wrong, Saint Mary's shares our founding year, our birth year with many august institutions and things, including the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, the Citadel in south Carolina, and both the Vienna and the New York Philharmonic orchestras. And, of course, who could forget the first pilsner beer, first brewed on October 5, 11842 in what is now the Czech Republic. Happy 175 to all.
On April 20, SGA President Jane Brown '17 gave her final SGA report to Saint Mary's Board of Trustees. Here's what she had to say:Welcome to springtime at Saint Mary's! In the air, you may have felt the electricity of transition, heard the hum of busy students, and seen a campus at the final peak of the 2016-2017 school year. New leader elections and inductions, exams, dance and music concerts, a spring sports season at full rev – the are just a few components of the current equation on campus. You may be wondering what the glue is that holds everything together and I will say that it is the frequent food treats (thanks PA!), exciting traditions to look forward to, and the wonderful people (friends, over the moon supportive teachers and advisors, and smiling people campus wide!).