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TASIS Presents the Indomitable Class of 2020

We honored 109 hardworking, courageous, and resilient students with a virtual Commencement Ceremony on the morning of May 30. Please join us in celebrating our 64th graduating class! 

The full ceremony and programming information (with timestamp links included) can be found below.

Commencement Program

Commencement Welcome (0:05)
Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff

Invocation (1:14)
Director of Institutional Advancement Bill Eichner

The Swiss National Anthem (3:12)
Performed by Anna Caroline Collingwood '20

“The Star-Spangled Banner” (4:14)
Performed by Amela Buzi '20

Presentation of Graduation Awards (5:33)

  • Excellence in Art (5:38)
    Presented by Fine Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes
     
  • The Bertha Seifert Award for Excellence in Music (7:04)
    Presented by Performing Arts Department Chair Samantha Forrest
     
  • The Kay Hamblin Award for Excellence in Theater (8:57)
    Presented by Performing Arts Department Chair Samantha Forrest
     
  • Excellence in English as an Additional Language (9:43)
    Presented by EAL Department Chair Carolyn Heard
     
  • Excellence in Modern Languages (10:34)
    Presented by Modern Languages Department Chair Nilda Lucchini
     
  • The Cynthia Whisenant Award for Excellence in English Literature (12:31)
    Presented by English Department Chair Dr. Christopher Love 
     
  • Excellence in History (13:55)
    Presented by History Department Chair Daniel Kirsch 
     
  • The Shah Akbar Khan Award for Excellence in Mathematics (15:14)
    Presented by Math Department Chair James Shields
     
  • Excellence in Science (16:24)
    Presented by Science Department Chair Alexander Ogilvie
     
  • The Salutatorian Award (18:11)
    Presented by Academic Dean Dr. Mark Abisi
     
  • The Valedictorian Award (20:41)
    Presented by Academic Dean Dr. Mark Abisi
     
  • The Headmaster’s Award (23:13)
    Presented by Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff
     
  • The ECIS Award for International Understanding (25:07)
    Presented by Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff
     
  • The Jan Opsahl Service Award (27:30)
    Presented by Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff
     
  • The Michael Ulku-Steiner Leadership Award (29:16)
    Presented by Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff
     
  • The H. Miller Crist Memorial Award (31:27)
    Presented by Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff

Valedictory Address (33:22)
Giulia Meregalli '20

“Alma Mater” from MCF, What a Life! (38:25)
Arranged by Samantha Forrest and Jonathan Morris

Presentation of Diplomas (40:34)
Dr. Mark Abisi

Message from a Graduate: Part One (52:03)

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (57:41)
Performed by Samantha Forrest 

Message from a Graduate: Part Two (59:48)

Class of 2020 Memories (1:07:20)

Final Messages (1:14:27)

University Acceptances (1:20:43)


 

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