Parents, students, faculty, staff, and alums gathered under the tent at the edge of Osgood Field for Indian Mountain School’s eighty-eighth graduation ceremony on Friday, June 10, 2011. The breezy, beautiful weather set the scene as 42 upbeat ninth graders and 21 departing eighth-graders bid farewell to their friends and teachers before heading off for the summer and on to secondary school. Anton Kuskin played the flute, accompanied by Donald Sosin while everyone took their seats and then  Piper K. Lee Collins led the procession of honorees.

Mr. Devey welcomed everyone with opening remarks, and the exciting day began. The Reverend Heidi Truax, Vicar of Trinity Lime Rock gave the invocation. Ms. Joanna Seaton, accompanied by Donald Sosin, led us all in singing America the Beautiful, and Mr. Ram Miles directed a group of IMS musicians in a performance of Beautiful Things written by ninth grader Emma Herrmann and a rockin’ rendition of Twist & Shout by The Beatles. The Mountain Voices later performed Because You Loved Me by Diane Warren.

Mr. Devey awarded the major school prizes:

Triangle Prize: Joey McGlone
The Riggs Prize: Kate Pastore
The Doolittle Prize: Courtney Bliss
The Schutte Prize: Devon Reynolds
McMillen Prize: Frankie Luria
Dunham Prize: Jack Park
Rouse Prize: Chris Isacs
Head of School Awards: Avian Song, Maude Quinn, Andrew Zeng, Gerard Bentley, Sam Pastore
John S. W. Spofford Award: Caroline Merison P ’07’10’12
Mountain Cards: Marci Bush P’08’12’15 and Amy Wynne P’15’17.
Dunham Chair: Jody Bliss P’11’13
Mr. Devey also honored departing trustees Miguel W. de Bragança ’65, P ’01 and Suk Mynn Yoon P’10 and introduced our 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, John R. Rodgers from the class of 1951. After receiving his award, Mr. Rodgers addressed the graduates with a message that spotlighted his years of community service and encouraged students to be involved.

Next, the ninth grade giving committee presented the ninth grade gift to the school–a new bell will be on board to ring in the 2011-2012 school year thanks to their generous annual fund donation. Mr. Devey and Mr. Fowler presented the graduates with their diplomas, and departing eighth graders received certificates at the ceremony as well.

After the ceremony, graduates and their families enjoyed a delicious lunch in the dining hall before saying their goodbyes for the summer. We expect everyone to stay in touch with our Alumni Office and return to the IMS campuses often!

Congratulations to all of our ninth grade graduates and departing eighth graders:



Jonah Aaron Adler                                       
Seung Wook Baik                                   
Gerard Richard Bentley                              
Courtney James Bliss                            
Cosimo Watson Blodgett                       
Fuko Chiba                                      
Dong Il Cho                                        
Maxwell Benjamin Coleman                  
Teresa Xianjue Despres             
Michael Newth Downs               
Connor Costain Elwell               
Auric Kwesi Enchill 
Jake Bernard Erder      
Andres Esteve Santos         
Dimitrios Floros              
Luke Timothy Marlowe Goodwin  
Emma Madison Herrmann  
Yu Jin Hwang       
Christopher Bennett Isacs 
Alassane Sadia Keita 
Alejandro Mateo Lascurain Sarabia
Francesca Rose Luria
Ayateru Maeda
Daniel Jacob Maltz
Kamarie Janell Maturine
Joseph Thaddeus McGlone
Alvaro Luis Nicolau Mancera
Morgan O’Connor
Ju Hwan Park
Katharine Perry Pastore
Samuel Haydn Pastore
Devon McCallum Reynolds
Caroline Victoire Ronveaux
Maya P. Rosenbaum
Jenna Marie Rubin
Henry Thomas Schopp
Hyun Joo Song
Benjamin Dov Spanbock
Yi Lian Tang
Christopher Robert Vernali
Wanning Xue
Yu Kwan Andrew Zeng


Filippo Sipho Carlo Botta

Paola Boud’hors
Jeronimo de Arrigunaga                    
Sofía Díaz Fernández del Valle              
Dominique Doucet Cibrian                           
Daniel Joseph Driscoll                             
Patrick Dale Frey                              
Colin Louis Peter Fuss                              
Mackenzie Alice Humes                      
Nina Nastassja Imperatore                     
Ethan Estern Jadow
Jacob Robert Kitchen
Alexandra Rose Merison
Carlos Ornelas Galindo
John Steven Parrino
Margaret Maude Quinn           
Rebecca Clare Rashkoff
Gregory Paul Reiss
Sebastian Rodriguez de la Garza
Joseph Alexander Neth Suárez
Robert Wesley Trotta