Seniors Celebrated at Maymencement

May Day and Commencement for the Class of 2020 Celebrated Al Fresco Amid Pandemic
After much assessment and planning to determine the best way to recognize and honor the Class of 2020, a joint celebration of both May Day and Commencement, Maymencement, if you will, was held outdoors on the evening of July 23 on the Smith Courtyard lawn.

Each senior was assigned a pod of six chairs on the lawn for her family members to be in attendance, with enough distance between pods to exceed the current guidelines for safely assembling. Face coverings were worn by all, with each girl allowed a quick removal for photos during her presentation at May Day and when receiving her diploma.  

Upon departure, a lovely gift bag that included an alumna sweatshirt and mug, was given to each graduate from the GPS Development Team. Those not in attendance could view a livestream of the celebration on our YouTube channel and a recording remains there. 

Here’s to the girls of the GPS! May you always remember your time at your school with fondness for the memories made, lessons learned, and friendships formed. Please come back to visit whenever you can!

Photos from the event can be found on our SmugMug page to be downloaded for free or purchased for a small fee. 

The days we’ve spent in pleasant study here,
The dreams we’ve dreamed, the aspirations dear,
The friendships formed here ever are the best:
On them, on thee, our hearts in love shall rest.
–second verse of “GPS, We Love, Extol Thee”