The Pine School's fourth class of high-school seniors will graduate June 1 at the school's Hobe Sound campus. Once a K-8 school, TPS now boasts programs from age 3 through grade 12, as well as admissions to the nation's most selective universities.
This year's seniors will matriculate at schools such as West Point, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Pomona, Davidson, the University of Florida and the University of Miami in the fall.
Before that, though, The Pine School will celebrate the class of 2012 at several events surrounding commencement.
On Thursday, May 31, a baccalaureate service at St. Christopher's Church in Hobe Sound will allow seniors and their families to reflect on their time at TPS. Seniors Elizabeth Upton and Clarice Curto were chosen by their classmates to do readings. Math teacher Sonya Houseman was elected by the class to give an address and John Textor, chairman and CEO of Digital Domain Media Group and the father of two Pine School students, will give the charge to graduates at the ceremony.
Following the baccalaureate service, seniors will walk across the street to Harry and the Natives for the school's traditional pre-graduation dinner. Seniors and their families will mingle with school faculty and staff, as well as officers from The Pine School Alumni Association, who will officially welcome seniors into the alumni family.
The next morning, commencement will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Hobe Sound campus.
Jim Hauslein, a member of The Pine School's board of trustees and the former CEO of Sunglass Hut, will give the commencement address. Seniors Grant Mortell and David Sharfi, who were elected by their peers, will address the class, as well.
For more information about The Pine School, call (772) 675-7005 visit us online at www.thepineschool.org.
Shawna Gallagher Vega is director of communications and public relations for The Pine School.