The night of commencement is usually quite the “to do” for the graduating students and the parents. In some cases, they organize an all-night party that includes bounce houses, laser tag, a sleepover, games, and movies. Because of the Covid-19 shutdown in 2020, the class of 2020 was not able to do anything to celebrate, so head of the Upper School, Kim McDowell, (English, History, College Counseling and Head, 2000 to present) suggested we throw them a party! No, this was not an all-night bash, but classmates went bowling, played ping-pong, skeet ball, video games, spent time with some Harley faculty, and shared some much needed time together. While some classmates were still stuck at school taking finals or heading home, we had a nice crew.
Thanks to Oscar Wilcox, Talon Mossbrook, Jon Gambill, Richard Simon, Mikayla Cruttenden, Harrison Davis, Francesca Sorbello, Rick Li, Lauren Arigo, Zoe Reader, and Jess Nugent for joining us!
Some of their teachers joined in the fun: Bill Schara (Upper School History, 1997 to 2021), Kristin Sheridan (Upper School History, 2007 to present), Ben Burroughs (Upper School Music, 2003 to present) and Dan Krill (Upper School Science, 2016 to present).
There was a mini reunion in Tel Aviv, Israel with Aliza Leit ’17, Rachel Present Schreter ’02, and Aidan Leit ’20.
Magnus Sheffield ’20 —“One of the most promising cyclists in the world”
A message written by head of school, Larry Frye: “This is just really fun to follow. I actually got a LinkedIn request from Magnus the other day—his job title is the coolest ever―“Professional Athlete”—and it reminded me of this piece from last weekend in the Democrat & Chronicle. Magnus is certainly making waves internationally for his cycling, having just won his first major race. He’s cited as “one of the most promising cyclists in the world.”
Read here about Pittsford cyclist Magnus Sheffield ’19, winning first pro race in Spain: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2022/02/23/magnus-sheffield-cyclist-pittsford-cyclist-teenager-wins-pro-race-spain-ineos-grenadier/6885142001/.
Daniel Villani ’21, a freshman at Harvard University, was recently featured in the Harvard Gazette about his work in a six-week public service program for incoming first-year students. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/08/spark-program-offers-a-summer-of-service-for-first-years/.