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Welcome Back, Commencement Dinner!

Commencement Dinner 2022

It was with great joy that we welcomed back our annual Commencement Dinner after missing it for the last two years. Seniors gathered in Lasdon Theater for the last time as Harvey students to celebrate their upcoming graduation alongside their parents/guardians and faculty members. 

Student speaker Zach Grann spoke to his fellow seniors about his journey with dyslexia and finding his voice at Harvey. A budding songwriter, Zach gave a short speech and then walked over to the piano to perform an original song "Harvey 22" to express his feelings about Harvey and the relationships he's made here. In his final chorus, he sang, "This is our home. They'll be waiting for us, Always waiting for us. Right here." On the last note, Zach received a standing ovation.

Commencement Dinner 2022

Faculty speaker and yearbook dedicatee Madelon Visintainer recalled her shared four years in Upper School with this class of seniors, and praised all their accomplishments. In the end, she quoted poet Mary Oliver as she implored seniors to take this question with them on their journey after Harvey: "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"


Several awards were given out during the evening by Director of College Guidance Meg Booth to very deserving recipients. Senior Ash Champlain received the 2022 Bonnelli Family Arts Scholarship. The Val's Pal's Foundation Scholarship went to senior Jeremy Sanchez. Two seniors were awarded the Triple "C" Award from the Office of the New York State Attorney General - Ellie Flaherty-Lovy and Alexander Piper.

Commencement Dinner 2022 Award recipients


This year's graduating class had nine students who attended Harvey all seven years, from grade 6-12. Here's to our Harvey "Lifers" - Gabby Feldmeth, Ellie Kalman, Sam Verdeschi, Mitchell Yurko, Dom D'Onofrio, Jake Hellinger, Josh Sestito, Cody Siegel, and Erin Phillips.

Commencement Dinner 2022
Commencement Dinner 2022

Best wishes, Harvey Class of 2022! We will miss you!


Keeping Reading

Cover of Harvey Magazine Spring 2022 issue

The Spring 2022 issue of Harvey Magazine celebrates the trajectories of our Harvey community, far and wide! Read about the career trajectories of Harvey alums, meet the Harvey College Guidance office, winters sports action, and more!

Annelise Cepero '13 commencement 2022 speaker

It was a wonderful weather day as the morning sun peeked through the clouds just in time to shine on the procession of the Class of 2022 who made their way from the Quad into the Fenstermacher Athletic Center for Harvey’s Commencement ceremony June 9.

spring 2022 student-athletes

The Harvey School has named two members of the Class of 2022 as the top student-athletes of the spring term. Selected for their excellence in academics and for their outstanding contributions to their spring sports teams are Erin Phillips and Sam Alexander.

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