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May 26, 2020

Andover MMXX: Celebrating Our Seniors

Join the virtual celebration of the Class of 2020 on Sunday, June 7, at 10 a.m. (EDT)

Please join the Phillips Academy community for a virtual celebration of the Class of 2020 on Sunday, June 7, at 10 a.m. (EDT). “Andover MMXX: Celebrating Our Seniors” will be open to all families, students, alumni, and friends around the globe. A link will be emailed directly to members of the graduating class and their parents.

In addition to launching the premiere of “Andover MMXX,” the Livestream neighborhood will include messages of inspiration, gratitude, and wisdom from faculty, staff and alumni. Hundreds responded to the call to honor the Class of 2020.

The neighborhood also will include original student and faculty music, the Senior Slide Show, and addresses from Co-presidents Shahinda Bahnasy ’20, Sebastian Romero ’20, and Interim Head of School Jim Ventre ’79.

“The Class of 2020 has earned every honor and responsibility that comes with their Andover education,” said Ventre. “Each student whom we will celebrate on June 7 took this incredible opportunity and blazed an Andover pathway that no one else can claim.”

The class’s achievements are symbolized by their Phillips Academy diplomas, which are now making their way back to Andover, Massachusetts, from the far reaches of the western United States, where they were signed by Peter L.S. Currie ’74, president of the Board of Trustees. “What a tremendous privilege to be able to validate the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of the Class of 2020,” said Currie.

“I look forward to savoring the moment as soon as the diplomas arrive on my desk in GW,” added Ventre. “I can’t wait to feel the joy of reading each name, knowing that every one of our 300 students gave their very best effort—and then some—to a remarkable Andover experience.”

(Diplomas will be mailed to each of the graduates during the week following the June 7 event.)

Class of 2020 design created by Jingyun “Kelly” Song ’20

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