Faculty, families, friends and the entire student body celebrate the members of the graduating class.
According to Montrose tradition, Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin spoke personally about each graduate, relating anecdotes which revealed each girl’s strengths, accomplishments and character. The graduates, dressed in white and carrying red roses, cheered one another as each classmate rose to receive her diploma.
Jehanna Peerzada '86 P '23 was the Commencement speaker. Dr. Peerzada is a pediatrician and hospitalist. Highly respected for her research and leadership, she serves on hospital ethics committees at Children’s National Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Boston. She consults on ethics education at all levels of medical training.
"Your teachers, advisors, coaches and priests care deeply about you, and they're taken the time to know you and encourage the best in you," said Dr. Peerzada. "We, the Montrose community, are here for you always."
Caroline Churney '19 delivered the valedictory address:
As we journey to the next phase of our lives, we won’t walk without fear. But we will walk with a boldness of vision and firmness of character that can only come from a Montrose education. We will walk knowing that fear is no match for even the tiniest dash of courage. And we will walk with the unshakeable force of the strong community of Montrose women behind us.