GREENWICH, Conn. - The 98th commencement ceremony for The Loomis Chaffee School's Class of 2014 was held on May 25 in Windsor.
Leslie (Tucker) Massad of Greenwich, who was a member of the boys varsity football and lacrosse teams was among the 182 graduates.
In her commencement address, Diana Farrell, a Loomis Chaffee graduate in the Class of 1983 and now a director at McKinsey & Co. and global head of the McKinsey Center for Government, spoke of the country's economy and the role of the graduating class in shaping that economy's future.
A member of President Obama's economic team from 2009 to 2011, she recalled the difficult decisions facing the president in response to the recession. Farrell discussed her hopes for the economy in the coming years, and she urged the graduates to be active participants in shaping a world in which they want to live.
"I am optimistic about the future and about you," she said, "especially today, as I look at all of you, the next generation, eager to embrace what lies ahead and ready to make a difference in the world. May you do so boldly and wisely."
The Loomis Chaffee School, located in Windsor is an internationally recognized college preparatory school for grades 9-12 that fosters critical thinking and a global perspective in talented students from around the state, the country and the world. Since 1914, the school has offered educational opportunities for boys and girls regardless of religious or political beliefs, national origin, or financial resources. Academically challenging, the school promotes active learning within a respectful and civil community. The school's 650 students represent 39 countries and 26 U.S. states, with 33 percent of the student body receiving financial aid.
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