Class of 2016

Highlights of Out of Door Academy graduation

Number of graduates: 45

Speakers: Ronald Gelbman, Board of Trustees chair; Cody Feder, graduating senior; Thomas Malone III, graduating senior; Noel Dougherty, English teacher and dean of students; David Mahler, head of school.

Shining moments: When Scott Shortt received the Achievement Award; Maria Sulimirski received the Petrik Community Service Award and the Faculty Cup; and Thomas “Trey” Malone III received the award of Valedictorian.

Best quote: “If you want something, go for it. Don’t settle for anything less than the impossible.” – Cody Feder, senior speaker Class of 2009

Interesting sight: Several graduates had the initials of their future college painted in glitter on their caps, and Scott Shortt wore a purple and white flowered lei around his neck given to him by a family friend from Hawaii because Hawaiians typically wear them at commencement.