Doherty Closing Program

Under sunny morning skies, students and families celebrated an amazing year in the courtyard during Doherty’s closing program. The morning started off with a congratulatory message from Head of School Chris Garten, and a number of fun song selections sung by each grade, led by Doherty teacher Maria Eynon. The ceremony ended with the fifth-graders singing Fight Song, and an address from Head of Doherty Patti Guethlein, who asked the students to “practice wellness, laugh often, choose with no regrets, appreciate your friends, keep your friends, continue to learn, do what you love, and live as if this is all there is.” During the ceremony, on behalf of the Student Council, Guethlein presented a check to Terry Carr, husband of much-loved, long-time Doherty kindergarten teacher Jenny Carr, who passed away in February 2017. The Student Council held a juice and bagel sale to raise the funds for cancer research. Guethlein also acknowledged the retirement of 40-year Doherty teacher and alumna Sarah Roberts C’67. Student representatives from each unit, including Rebecca Jacobs and Maria Schaefer from Unit I, Dollie Stricker, Maggie Rubenstein, and Grace Kennedy from Unit II, and John Corbett from Unit III shared memories about the past year with humorous and tender stories. Fifth-graders closed the emotional, heartfelt program with two selections: One More Bridge to Cross, and the traditional, beloved song, Here Comes SummerUnit III teacher Julie Guminey shared some wise words from Winnie Pooh. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think,” she said. Click here to see more photos from the closing program. Click here to read more stories from Doherty.







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