Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony

by | Jun 24, 2019 | Alumni Class Notes, Our Stories

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Graduates from The Rashi School are equipped with the tools to succeed academically in any setting. They possess core skills, deep self-awareness, the confidence to try new things, and solid Jewish values that serve and guide them for the rest of their lives.

One of the best ways to witness this preparedness first-hand is by attending Rashi’s graduation ceremony, which features speeches from each member of the Class of 2019.

Highlights from the Class of 2019 Speeches:

“A capable and independent 8th Grader, I have accomplished and learned more than I thought was possible.”

Amanda F. Class of 2019

“I know that whatever I choose to do with my own personal set of talents, hard work, and accomplishments, that I will continue to help make this planet and the people in it better.”

Ben S. Class of 2019

“The teachers make a huge effort to focus on the individual and meet the needs of that student. We all know our voices matter.”

Maayan M. Class of 2019

“I really know that I would not have become as comfortable with public speaking if I had not gone to Rashi.”

Josh S. Class of 2019

Rashi has sculpted me into the person who is standing proudly in front of you. For that, I will be forever grateful.”

Sadie Z. Class of 2019

“I am confident to go off to High School with the lessons that I have learned from my classmates, my teachers, and my parents.”

Dillon W. Class of 2019

“Because of Rashi, I have gained a new family member and friend for life. As a fifth grader, I never could have imagined that I would end my experience at Rashi with a sister from Israel.”

Ella G. Class of 2019

“These strong connections helped me to realize who I am and to become more comfortable and confident in myself. I know that I owe The Rashi School for this, and I am deeply grateful.”

Abigail H. Class of 2019

“When I challenged my teachers, instead of them silencing me, they challenged me back to think more deeply about my own opinions.”

Ariel R. Class of 2019

“I feel I am more prepared because of Rashi.”

Sasha F. Class of 2019

“Music has been and is at the core of who I am.”

Zack D. Class of 2019

“As a Kindergartener, Rashi had become a magical place in my mind. … It truly was.”

Zoe G. Class of 2019

“I knew that my time here would be well-spent and that I would be surrounded by good people.”

Avi K. Class of 2019

“I’m sure everyone sitting here today has felt discouraged. While it can sometimes seem unsurmountable, I am here to remind you that ‘this, too, shall pass.'”

Gabriella L. Class of 2019

“My Rashi education has taught me respect, kindness, and the value of being part of a community.”

Jill R. Class of 2019

“Every year at Rashi has made me who I am today.”

Julia W. Class of 2019

“It was the small, everyday things that made a difference in who I am today.”

Talia W. Class of 2019

“My teachers have inspired me to be curious and want to learn.”

Isaac Z. Class of 2019

“I learned the importance of working with others to fight for positive change.”

Lexie S. Class of 2019

“All of us will go down different paths. We have to take this moment and make the best of them.”

Eitan M. Class of 2019

“It is because of what I have learned at Rashi that I will always think of others and be sure to spend my life helping those in need.”

Ben B. Class of 2019

“…our knowledge, confidence, and love for each other has grown…”

Molly H. Class of 2019

“I’m supposed to be this grumpy teen, but I was actually enjoying coming to school.”

Gahl R. Class of 2019

“I learned to conquer a challenge that I had faced for many years.”

Avigail N. Class of 2019

“It is the people who make a place like Rashi feel like home.”

Samuel K. Class of 2019

“This art project reminds me of how we started out as individuals, not knowing each other. Now, we stand here knowing each other today, and for days to come.”

Wesley F. Class of 2019

“We decided on this gift because of our passion for tikkun olam, making the world a better place.

Sasha F. Class of 2019

Watch the full graduation ceremony.