The White Mountain School is pleased to announce the recent graduation of 33 students in the Class of 2022, who were recognized on Saturday, May 21, at White Mountain's 136th Commencement exercises held on-campus.
Members of the Class of 2022
Not Pictured: Jayson Ogilvie, Erika Rupp-Coppi, Katherine Suh, Weihao "Timmy" Xia
Photo Credit: Jonathan Benton
"Class of 2022, I will always associate you with the restoration of so many positive and joyful activities and traditions at White Mountain," said Head of School John Drew, "You’ve held onto a love for this place and your peers, and by envisioning what you wanted from your school, you made it happen. Through both difficult and wonderfully positive moments, you have maintained focus on what you’ve wanted your experience to be, and committed time and energy to create that experience. You haven’t let high school just happen to you – you’ve taken an active role."
This year's Commencement Address and Senior Commencement Address for the Class of 2022 were delivered by Amy Bannon '14 and Sylvie Cromer '21, respectively. "Each of you have adapted to a wildly a-typical high school experience, you are more prepared than you know," said Amy in her address, "You have adapted to make it to this day. You will adapt as you find your own pathways, motivations, and goals. So take a deep breath, find peace in not knowing how it will all pan out, and take your adaptive mindset with you into this exciting new chapter."
The 33 members of the graduating class represent ten states and four countries. Post-White Mountain, many students have decided to enroll in college or university this fall. Others are preparing to take a gap year, during which they will live intentionally through travel and cultural exchange, service-learning, internships or externships, or post-graduate education.
The Class of 2022
Jason Gosselin Blackmer
Ellen Kathryn Carroll
Sylvie Gray Cromer
Hayden Leeds Detenber
Hayden Follett Ellinwood
Isaac Aaron Klar
Richard Ollerman III
Anne Elizabeth Paulsen
Tiblier Bement Pepper
Vivienne Eve Joyflower Pinkham
Carson D. Rebar
Erika Marie Rupp-Coppi
Lily Mireille Seale
Ryan Cameron Trinchet
School Award and Prize Winners
As in previous years, the following six awards were presented during Commencement.
The Courage Prize: Richard Ollerman III '22
Presented to the student who exemplifies perseverance, citizenship, and leadership in all aspects of the School.
The Robin McQuire Pearson Award: Hazel Chambers '22
Presented to the female-identifying student in the graduating class who has shown the greatest perseverance in her studies and life at White Mountain.
The Lt. Michael S. Pierce '82 Award: Katerina Knihova '22
Presented to the student who has achieved the most in one year at White Mountain in academics, athletics, and personal maturity.
The Bishop's Prize: Ryan Trinchet '22
Presented to the student who has the highest scholastic standing.
The Faculty Award: Sylvie Cromer '22
Presented to the student who has, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrated excellence in both attitude and performance in scholarly and athletic endeavors.
The Head's Award: Lily Seale '22
Presented to the student who best personifies the mission of The White Mountain School.
Photos of Our 136th Commencement Exercises
Leading up to Saturday's Commencement Ceremony, The White Mountain School held Departmental Awards on Thursday, and Baccalaureate on Friday for the Class of 2022. Linked below are photos from Baccalaureate & Commencement.
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a gender-inclusive, college-preparatory boarding and day school for 125 students grades 9-12/PG. Our mission is to be a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in an Episcopal heritage, White Mountain prepares and inspires students to lead lives of curiosity, courage, and compassion.