On June 6, 2020, Boys’ Latin hosted our 176th Commencement ceremony. While the day looked different than prior commencements, our Laker pride and spirit were alive and well. The Class of 2020 and their families came to campus one at a time, and like many classes before them, they received their diplomas under the white tent in front of Williams Hall.
In the morning, a ‘mini’ commencement took place. The ceremony opened and closed with bagpipe music played by Andrew Shriver McGowan ’12. In his remarks, Headmaster Chris Post recognized the work of our extraordinary faculty and expressed gratitude to the class of 2020. “I am grateful for our time together. I am grateful for the model you have set for our school and community. I am grateful for your leadership. For trusting us with your hopes and dreams while entrusting us with your hurts and pain, too. I am grateful for your efforts to lift-up one another. I am grateful for all that you have taught me. And I thank you for showing me all that I have left to learn.” Mr. Post remarked.
Jake Miller ’20 gave the valedictory address; he shared hopeful comments and thanked his classmates, peers, and faculty for helping him become the young man he is today. “The success I have worked to experience was fostered by the way Boys’ Latin cared. Our community cared for me; I was not afraid to fail because I knew if I did, my brothers would be there to catch my fall; they would be there to lighten the load,” said Miller.
Following the commencement ceremony, families came to campus one at a time. The boys received their diplomas, and Mr. Post gave his traditional personalized comments about each boy. We are optimistic that we will be able to bring the entire class of 2020 to campus soon, and we can’t wait!
See below for a list of senior awards.
Jack H. Williams
Thoughtfulness and consideration of others.
Alumni (Julian & Carolyn Smith)
Leadership based on character.
J. Elwood Peter
Outstanding loyalty-chosen by alumni-possessing the spirit of love & helpfulness towards fellow man (senior class votes).
Founded in 1844, Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys private school serving boys in grades K-12. World-class faculty, challenging academics, and character development remain the hallmarks of a Boys’ Latin education. The outcomes speak for themselves, Boys’ Latin graduates attend top colleges and universities and are prepared for the real world and ready to make a difference.