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Honors and Commencement

HONORS AND COMMENCEMENT

Saturday
May Sixteenth
Two Thousand and Twenty

Saint Andrew’s-Sewanee School

HONORS DAY SERVICE

Our video includes only a select number of awards. View ALL HONORS DAY AWARDS here.

SALUTATORY ADDRESS
VALEDICTORY ADDRESS 
PRESENTATION OF SENIOR GIFT AND BANNER

COMMENCEMENT SERVICE

BONUS MATERIALS - Scroll to the bottom of this page for links to more, including our 8th Graders' "This I Believe" presentations


Honors Day Program

OPENING HYMN Morning Has Broken
Performed by Members of the SAS Community 

OPENING COLLECT FOR EDUCATION
Read by the Reverend Molly McGee Short, Chaplain

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom: Enlighten by your Holy Spirit those who teach and those who learn, that, rejoicing in the knowledge of your truth, they may worship you and serve you from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:4-9
Read by Osei Jo Elison Hill ’07

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

HONORS

ATHLETIC AWARDS
Read by Robert Orville Zeitler, Director of Athletics

William Holland Varnell Manager’s Award
Three-Sport Athlete Award/Four-Year Athlete Award
Best Female Athlete Award
Best Male Athlete Award

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2020-2021 STUDENT LEADERS
Read by Geoffrey Mark Smith, Interim Dean of Students

Conduct Council
Honor Council
Proctors

SPECIAL AWARDS
Read by Karl Joseph Sjolund, Head of School

SMA Class of 1946 Junior Leadership Award
Josephus Conn Guild Colmore Jr. Award
The Sewanee Military Academy Memorial Merit Award
Faculty and Staff Recognition

ACADEMIC AWARDS
Read by Kelley Jones Black, Academic Dean

Cum Laude Society
Honor Student Awards
Salutatorian Award
Valedictorian Award

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Read by Karl Joseph Sjolund, Head of School

Betty Guyear Condra Perseverance Award
Lulu Hampton Owen Service Award
Day Student Award
Boarding Student Award
Head of School Cup

CLOSING WORDS
Read by Karl Joseph Sjolund, Head of School

REPRISE Morning Has Broken


Our video included only a select number of awards. View ALL HONORS DAY AWARDS here.

SALUTATORY ADDRESS
VALEDICTORY ADDRESS 
PRESENTATION OF SENIOR GIFT AND BANNER


Commencement Program

FULL COMMENCEMENT SERVICE

PROCESSIONAL Scotland the Brave
Performed by Bagpiper and Former Faculty Member Michael Dalton

WELCOME AND COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS by Karl Joseph Sjolund, Head of School

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Read by the Reverend Regan M. Schutz, Adjunct Chaplain

THE SCHOOL PRAYER
Read by Sarah Augusta Lodge, Chief Financial Officer

THE PRESENTATION OF THE CLASS OF 2020
Read by Kelley Black, Academic Dean and Associate Head of School

BLESSING OF THE CLASS by the Reverend Molly McGee Short, Chaplain

HYMN The Lord Bless You and Keep You 
Sung by the Upper School Vocal Ensemble

THE CLASS PRAYER
Read by members of the Class of 2020
Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend and protect us, the Class of 2020, from the perils and dangers which we encounter in the years before us. Give us courage and strength to persevere in adversity and be our guide in our words and deeds. As we now depart, may you who remain hold fast to the traditions and mission of our School, which we entrust to you this day. We ask this for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

HYMN God Be With You Till We Meet Again 
Performed by James Robert Ankney, Molly Short, and Senior Students

CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT  by Karl Joseph Sjolund, Head of School

RINGING OF THE ST. ANDREW’S CHAPEL BELLS


We are deeply grateful to David Andrews, JR Ankney, Lizzie Duncan '76, and Sarah Beth Hobby '20 for their extraordinary work in bringing together this virtual celebration. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Thank you to you and your families for your patience, understanding, and many kindnesses as we navigated how to celebrate safely. God Be With You Till We Meet Again!

A formal copy of this program will be mailed to seniors. If you are not a member of the Class of 2020 and would like to receive a printed copy, please contact David Andrews in the Office of Communications & Marketing.