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2011 Graduation Speeches

Family, friends, alumni, and members of the community turned out on Saturday, May 28, to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2011. It was a warm, sunny day and the exuberance of the class was shared by the entire audience. The identity of the commencement speaker, usually a parent of a graduate, was kept secret until she was introduced by Vice Chancellor Carswell. Though not technically a parent, Mrs. Esther Yardumian-Smyth has been a surrogate mother to many residents of the Glenn Hall girls dormitory where she served as Housemother during her long career at ANC—a career whose culmination coincided with the graduation of this class.



New Girls Dorm Nearly Complete

With the academic year over, campus is quieting down. Boarding students have left for the summer. But in the far corner of back campus, there is a hubbub of activity. Glenn Hall is under construction. That is, the new Glenn Hall is under construction. The current Glenn Hall is emptied of students and is being prepared for demolition. The new Glenn Hall will be stunning. The lodge-style entryway has cathedral ceilings centered around a stone fireplace. Complete with two wings and three floors of dorm rooms, housemother apartments, kitchen, laundry, and a stunning third-floor DEKA lounge, come fall the new Glenn Hall will be housing our Girls School students in style.


Delta Mu Pitches In at Camp Ladore

Eighty-six students and eleven adults went to the Salvations Army's Camp Ladore last weekend for our thirteenth annual Delta Mu Service Trip. As usual, the weather was miraculous and the setting serene. We spent much of our time outdoors, helping prepare Ladore to serve as a summer camp for underprivileged youth. Our students have a reputation there of chewing through work at a terrific rate, and this year they continued to impress. We painted a lodge and fences, split wood, picked up trash, spread gravel, fixed up campsites, and generally worked to prepare camp and beautify the facilities. Saturday afternoon and evening included some fun: Ultimate Frisbee, a walk around the lake to dinner, a bonfire, and relaxing in the lodge. Solomon Keal wrapped up the weekend with a Sunday morning service in a wooded amphitheater our students had just fixed up the day before. He spoke about the gifts each individual brings to an experience like a service weekend, and the beautiful results. — Cory Boyce, Advisor


Seussical Performs for Packed House

The cast and crew of our spring musical, Seussical the Musical, pulled off two weekends of stunning performances. The charming story, brilliant costumes, and loveable characters brought in the largest crowds in the history of ANC performances. The cast members lit up the stage for five sold-out houses in the Mitchell Performing Arts Center.



Oratorical Event Shines for 75th Year

Sunday, March 20, 2011 marked the 75th anniversary of The Oratorical Event at ANC. The evening featured a retrospective on the evolution of our signature public speaking event, and, as always, featured outstanding performances by students who have honed their presentation skills in English class during the spring.

Ten students delivered speeches with mixtures of professionalism, class, humor, poignancy, and nostagia.


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