Grier Graduation Ceremony
Following a senior year unlike any other, months of planning, weeks of preparation, and days of filming, Grier's Class of 2021 graduated on the sunny morning of May 22, 2021! Grier's Commencement Ceremony was held in-person on Lodge Lawn and Colonnade and attended by families and members of the Grier Community. Grier TV broadcast the event live to YouTube for those who could not attend. A recording of that broadcast is available below.
Junior class servers attended the graduating seniors who proceeded down the Colonnade in their long white gowns. The Director of Grier welcomed everyone. Senior members of the National Honor Society gave speeches, reflecting on their time at Grier, the challenges of the past year, and their hopes for the future. Head of School, Mrs. Gina Borst presented senior awards and, along with Mrs. Cari Crago, the diplomas. Trustee Mr. Geoffrey Grier welcomed the new alumnae and Student Council President Laila W. led the closing prayer before everyone sang Grier's Alma Mater.
National Honor Society Speeches:
Nodoka M. - Valedictorian
Lenox B. - Salutatorian
Awards & Honors
NHS members for 2021-22 Graduating with Honors Lenox B. - Salutatorian Carolyn B. Cordelia-Marie C. Elizabeth C. Elizabeth C. Rhianna E. Cecilia F. Isabelle F. Julia G. Mikayla G. Sophia J. Jammy J. Judy L. Olga L. Nodoka M. - Valedictorian Petralinda M. Paige N. Elizabeth P. Lillian R. Kirsten R. Abigail S. Carina S. Giovanna S. Ashley S. Grace T. Nguyen V. Laila W. Sissy W. Hailey Z. Athena Z. Emily L. Amber L. Selena N. Angie N. Khe N. Otiwaa O. Adele P. Cici R. X'achela R. Jeongmin S. Frankie X. Megan X. Vivian Y. Sylvia Z. Ella Z.
Student Council Officers Laila W. Lenox B. Rhianna E. Kirsten R. Abigail S. Giovanna S.
Jimmy La Rosa Riding Prize Kara S. Grace T.
Betty Bingay English Prize Isabelle F.
Eleanor Bowie Art Prize Yolanda Z. Jammy J.
Dance Prize Rhianna E. Kirsten R. Laila W.
Patricia Millicent Michaels Prize (Language) Amber Y.
Jane E. Rowe Prize (Music) Carolyn B. Elizabeth P.
Music Prize Cordelia-Marie C.
Schaeffer History Prize Kirsten R.
Global History Prize Lenox B.
Woolcock Mathematics Prize Nodoka M.
Senior Science Prize Lillian R. Isabelle F.
Lemuel Grier Prize Nodoka M.
Sarah Boileau Grier Prize Abby S.
Jan Conner Prize Lenox B. Laila W.
Thomas C. Grier Memorial Prize Elizabeth C.
Trustees Prize Nodoka M.
J. Richard Poisson Memorial Prize Chantelle H.
Nancy Jane Davis Prize Elizabeth C. Elizabeth P.
Presentation of Diplomas
Trustee Mr. Geoffrey Grier - Welcome to Alumnae
Recognition of Retirees
Mrs. Abby Curtis - 30 years - History & Art Departments Mrs. Mary Pat Lytle - 31 years - Learning Skills, Dean of Day Students, & Test Coordinator Mr. James Pingry - 37 years - Science, Photography, & Yearbook Mrs. Paulette Davis - 24 years - Registrar
Grier Administrators express thanks to parents, family, and friends for all their love and support. Thank you for sharing this special day! Congratulations to the remarkable Grier Class of 2021!