Congratulations, Class of 2021
Students in the Class of 2021 have plenty to celebrate as they close out their final year at The Summit Country Day School. This page will feature everything to do with this year's graduating class. Be sure and check back* as more features get added!
*We will continue to add senior bios below as the information submitted is confirmed by the counseling office. Thank you for your patience!
Dear Class of 2021,
Thank you for your service to The Summit. We appreciate all the many ways that you so often brought a smile to our days. Thank you for providing organization amidst the chaos. Thank you for the moments of fun and the added enjoyment you brought to our community. We will miss your daily presence but wish you the very best. Whatever roads you travel always know we keep you close, in heart and soul. Below is a simple graduation gift from me to you.
Life is best filled if...
- You don’t have to have a dream, but instead apply passionate dedication to short term goals.
- You don’t seek happiness, but rather aim to make others happy.
- You continue to develop humility and empathy.
- You exercise and take care of your body (and mind) - you’ll need them for a long time.
- You are hard on your opinions – they are easy to have but require you to constantly and thoroughly examine them.
- You are a teacher – rejoice in what you learn and share it.
- You define yourself by what you love.
- You respect people with less power than you.
- You don’t rush.
(by Tim Minchin, University of Western Australia, 2013, Commencement Address)
Class of 2021
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Acceptances and Matriculation
College selections coming soon!
Grad Photos by Robert Flischel
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Kudos to the Class of 2021
"My advice for this class is to remember, a life full of kindness and gratitude is a life well lived." ~ Mrs. Nicholson, summer program coordinator
"My favorite memory of this class was subbing for Gym. Dodgeball ... enough said!" ~ Coach Hellman "Mayo"
"You all handled this year so well! Your leadership brought energy and enthusiasm to our school, and I know that we would not have successfully gotten through this school year without your presence. We will miss you next year! ~ Mrs. Rolfes, 11th Grade American Literature
"My advice for this class is save your money, avoid debt, work hard in college, stay sober, and enjoy life." ~ Mrs. Julie Ventura, Kindergarten teacher
"Congratulations! I am soooo very proud of all of you! As you move on in life never forget your Summit Community and how much you have been blessed (as I was to have taught you) and are loved. The Summit will always be your home away from home! Hail to The Summit!" ~ Paula Yarnell, Art teacher
"The world is more lively with you in it. Share your heart, your tenacity, your willingness to engage. Please visit." ~ Love, Ms. O'Dell
"My favorite memory of this class was being at Kairos with them. We shared stories and really bonded. I personally loved when we were all outside in a big circle and then were given the opportunity to hug each other. That was truly special! Thank you all for that moment! My advice is Find your passion. Be yourselves. Make mistakes and learn from them. Be proud of how you handled yourselves during the pandemic, it made school and relationships tricky. Let others help you in life and in turn, you also help others. Know that you are so dearly loved! You always have a home to come back to and visit!" ~ Love always, Mrs. Girkin, Mrs. G, Momma G, Mom, Big Sister <3 Honors Physics teacher
From Ms. Sansalone, English teacher: "'It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'" ~ The Little Prince
"Every single one of you has your own instruction book. Of course, I’m referring to a molecule known as Deoxyribonucleic Acid. Ask yourself the following questions: Where will your As, Ts, Cs, and Gs take you? How will you respond if life takes you in the antiparallel direction? As you finish high school, make sure that you maintain the covalent bonds and reinforce the hydrogen bonds that hold your class together, act as your own polymerases building the future and repairing the mistakes of the past. Remember that your helix is a foundation consisting of a little of old and a little of new that can take you far. All of you have so much potential and I believe in you. DNA was once considered too simple of a structure to carry the genes that code for all the proteins necessary for life; doing great things on a daily basis. We know all of you will do great things because you have the foundation from all of your teachers, advisors and coaches. Do me a favor: believe in yourself, dream, try new things, remember a little biology, and do not forget to let me know where your DNA code leads you." ~ Mrs. Suder, AP & Honors Biology
"My favorite memories are teaching them Bible Stories in Lower School, the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip, being their 'school mom' in Middle School, coaching them in Upper School. Truly loved watching them grow up from Kindergarten to Senior Year! My favorite excuse for being tardy in Middle School came from Margeaux Saba "'The line at Starbucks was too long.'" ~ Ms. McGrath, aka Momma Jen
"Kindness and compassion cost you nothing. Remember senior retreat and try walking in someone else's shoes before you make an assumption. Feed your spiritual life always!" ~ Mrs. Duggan, 12th grade Modern Catholic Life
"All you ever need to know you learned in kindergarten😉 Now go and inspire others with your beautiful spirit❤️" ~ Mrs. Moeggenberg, Kindergarten teacher