Friends School Holds 43rd Commencement

MULLICA HILL — Friends School Mullica Hill, a Prekindergarten to 8th Grade independent school in Harrison Township, held its 43rd commencement ceremony on June 14.

The ceremony for the graduating eighth Grade Class of 2016 was held on the school’s 13 acre campus. A welcome speech was given by Dr. William Carrigan, Clerk of the Board of Trustees and Chair and Professor of History at Rowan University. Carrigan’s daughter, Julia, was among the graduating students.

Harrison Township Mayor Louis Manzo also spoke, reminding families of the strong civic foundation at Friends School Mullica Hill, whose students earlier in the year made news for lowering the speed limit in front of the school. Additional speakers included Head of School Dr. Beth Reaves, Spanish teacher Sophie Ragone (’01), 2012 alumnus Emily Herman, and seventh graders Emily Karpowicz and Michael Wolfe.

As part of the commencement ceremony, each graduating eighth grader gave a speech on the importance and meaning of their experience at Friends School Mullica Hill. The students also thanked their families, teachers and the school for its support and opportunities they provided.

The graduates will be going on to a diversity of regional schools, including The Tatnall School, George School, Bishop Eustace, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, St. Augustine Prep, Friends Select, Clayton High School, and Wilmington Friends.

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