By Kevin Fitzgerald, Editor
Clonlara School’s Class of 2017 included 109 students, representing 18 U.S. states and 20 countries. Each of these students had their own individual interests, passions, and goals, and while many did not know each other personally, they all shared the support of their families and a school that let them make their own decisions about what and how they learned.
In keeping with Clonlara’s philosophy of empowering students to participate purposefully and eagerly in their education, the members of the Class of 2017 took much of the responsibility for designing and following their own path, and for meeting their educational goals. Because of this, we know that they will maintain their innate curiosity and continue to be self-confident learners in their future endeavors.
On Saturday, June 10, we celebrated the many accomplishments of the Class of 2017 in a commencement ceremony that brought the school’s 49th year to a close. While not every graduate could attend, those who did heard an inspiring speech by Pat Montgomery and had the opportunity, as always, to share a performance, speech, or story that reflected the uniqueness of their educational journey. The following are some scenes from that memorable day.