Class of 2024 Celebrated at 239th Commencement

The Episcopal Academy graduated 134 seniors at its 239th Commencement exercises on Thursday, June 6. The ceremony took place in the Class of 1944 Chapel.

Students were recognized for their accomplishments and congratulated by The Greville Haslam Head of School Dr. T.J. Locke, Head of School; Fr. Tim Gavin, Head Chaplain; Mr. Mike Letts, Head of Upper School; and Ms. Tanuja Murray, Class of 2024 Form Dean. This year’s student speakers were valedictorian Colin Schlitt and salutatorian Brendan Schlitt.

"You’ve developed essential skills here: time management, critical thinking, effective writing, and the wisdom to rely on the brilliance of those around you," reflected Dr. Locke. "All of this work at EA is grounded in our core values: the holistic development of mind, body, and spirit; the authenticity embodied by Esse Quam Videri; and the integrity symbolized by living the Stripes."

“While we are all different authors, our stories will share the moments that make Episcopal the extraordinary place that it is,” shared Brendan Schlitt. “The grit and passion we leave on the court, field, mat, track, river, or in the pool, these are the moments that define the Episcopal experience.”

“The most important aspect of our education does not come from the text of our books but from the words of wisdom bestowed by our teachers,” reflected Colin Schlitt. “Episcopal has taught us how to be respectful and wholeheartedly unselfish.”

The Class of 2024 shield was presented by Truth Lemke and Michael Woolery.

"Many schools aspire to send future leaders into the world. At EA, we don’t merely hope—we know. We know you will lead. You are an extraordinary class," said Dr. Locke.