Dear seniors and families --
I am excited to share an update on our plans to honor the Class of 2020. Those plans include both an upcoming virtual experience for students and families and a future celebration in person.
Please continue to save the date—Sunday, June 7, at 10 a.m. ET. While we regret that we will be unable to physically gather, we will premiere a tribute to the Class of 2020 and mark your “commencement” at this important time. As some schools opt for a virtual ceremony, a number of our families have shared that this approach would not suffice. Honestly, I know we can do better. And in order to do it the Andover way, we need your help. Please stay tuned for ways that students and families can contribute to this virtual experience.
Further, as promised when I first wrote in March, we’re also focused on a future celebration to take place at a time when it is safe to convene in large groups. Concepts for how to do this well—in Big Blue style!—will be discussed by senior class leaders and campus adults.
Seniors, from the moment you were selected and you chose Andover as your school, you earned a place in a storied 242-year history. You took this incredible opportunity, forged your own path, discovered new passions, and found mentors and friends for life. You charted a course that has included triumphs and moments when you leaned on others for strength. Each of you has persevered through a senior spring unlike any other.
You have accomplished so much, Class of 2020, and you have my commitment that Andover will deliver in honor of you.
Mr. Ventre ’79