Forman School Celebrates Class of 2024

June 11, 2024

Forman School celebrated the achievements of 61 graduates during its 2024 Commencement on Saturday, June 1st. The ceremony took place under the Graduation Tree on the Green. 

Head of School Adam K. Man P'15 presented both the introductory and closing remarks during the ceremony. The 2023-2024 academic year marked the conclusion of Adam Man’s tenure at Forman School. Since 2008, he advanced the school's mission, expanded and improved campus facilities, and initiated new programs aimed at cultivating an environment where students with learning differences thrive.

“I would like to say what a bittersweet experience this is for me. I have been here 16 years, and this will be my last year as I head off to a new adventure, just as you’re heading off to a new adventure,” Man shared with the graduates. He also shared advice, including getting involved early in college, learning to cook a signature meal, and staying curious. 

Christopher Koon, a graduate of the Class of 1988, delivered the Commencement Address. Christopher is a distinguished figure in the financial services industry, with over 25 years at Northwestern Mutual. He is also a motivational speaker, inspiring thousands yearly with his personal story.

“School is such a small segment in our life, but [it] has such a big impact on our life,” Koon said during his speech. “I can tell you that every single one of you is a special soul. You’re an amazing human being. You have gifts and talents you don’t even know you have. You have a family that loves you [and] supports you just to be here, to have this education.”

Hayden Senst was the valedictorian, and Penelope Jackson was the salutatorian. 

Impressively, the Class of 2024 earned 169 total acceptances to colleges and universities. Among the chosen institutions students will attend are Bard College, Emerson College, Marist College, New York University, Providence College, Tulane University, University of Connecticut, University of Denver, and University of Vermont. 

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