Cary Academy

The Class of 2008 Commencement Videos

May 23rd, 2008


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Cary Academy Faculty
Class of 2008 Candidates
Cary Academy Orchestra
Hill Winstead

Processional and Pledge of Allegiance


Mark Easley Jr. and Donald S. Berger

Opening Reflections and Welcome


Julia Niemi

Johnnetta Overton Remembrance


Kira Lumsden

Special Thank You


John Nelson

Class Speaker


Cary Academy Chorus

My Wish


Ben Goldhaber

Class Speaker


Cary Academy Chorus

Letting Go


Max Hamilton

Founders Award Winner, presented by Mitch McGuigan


Dr. James H. Goodnight Introduces
Dr. James H. Johnson

Keynote Address


Dr. James H. Goodnight
Donald S. Berger
Mitch W. McGuigan
Jeff Kilmer

Conferring of Diplomas


Graduates, Guests, and Chorus

Special Thanks and Cary Academy Alma Mater


Class of 2008 Graduates



Click here to watch the 2008 Upper School Spring Chorus Concert Videos
 and Class of 2008 Bonus Videos



Class of 2008 University and College Decisions

Rohit Agarwal - NC State, Tiffany Alexy - UNC, Elizabeth Atkins - American University,

Brice Barnett - American School in Switzerland, Kelly Bolick - UNC,

Francesca Boone -University of Maryland, Hunter Bryson - UNC Wilmington,

Preston Bull - UNC Wilmington, Cameron Bumgarner - College of Charleston,

Jared Carson - University of Maryland, Arjun Chandran - Duke, Shanthan Citineni - NC State,

Julie Cooper - UNC, Rame Coppedge - UNC, Savannah Crocket - UNC Wilmington,

Danielle Curran - University of Central Florida, Max Dancik - Bentley College,

Nick Debnam - UNC, Mark Easley Jr. - University of Notre Dame, Ramy El-Refai - UNC,

Katherine Ernst - Swarthmore College, Colin Everett - American University,

Lori Fisher - UNC, Max Flescher - Wesleyan University, Tyler Ford - UNC,

Blythe Friedman - East Carolina University, Clayton Gladieux - Duke,

Ben Goldhaber - Georgetown, Stuart Gordon - NC State, Andrea Green - Duke,

Dennis Gugger - NC State, Max Hamilton - Washington University in St. Louis,

Rodrigo Harigutchi - Purdue, Joe Harris - Sewannee: The University of the South,

Angela Hayes - Stanford University, Andrew Hillenius - Carnegie Mellon,

Melisa Hillman - UNC Wilmington, Kathryn Holt - East Carolina University,

Jackie Humphrey - NC State, Sarah Hussey - UNC, Lex-Jordan Ibegbu - UNC,

Kaitlin Johnson - UNC, Mazin Khoury - NC State, Drew Kilmer - Gordon College,

Ayla Koc - Meredith College, Anirudh Kota - NC State, Molly Lankford - Belmont University,

Cameron Lee - UNC, Jackie Lee - UNC, Marina Lee - New York University,

Corey Lerch - University of Pennsylvania, Felipe Lima - Skidmore College,

Kira Lumsden - UNC, Michelle Luo - Princeton, Rob Mann - NC State,

Yasmeen Mansour - UNC, Lanie Mason - Clemson, Taylor Meyer - UNC,

Vann Mitchell - UNC, Adam Mobarek - Campbell University,

Charlotte Morgan - University of Edinburgh Scotland, Anna Morris - Wellesly College,

Rashidi Mullins - UNC Wilmington, John Nelson - Duke, Matt Nemetz - UNC,

Julia Niemi - Elon University, Nathan Nordin - NC State, Amy Nunez - UNC,

Hart Nunnally - Connecticut College, Ory O'Connell - Campbell University,

Shane Orton - UNC Charlotte, Anne Osoro - NC State, Rachel Park - Princeton,

Julie Pechanek - NC School of the Arts, Kim Ray - University of Richmond,

Andrew Reuben - University of Georgia, Chris Riley - Stevens Institute of Technology,

Cameron Ripley - University of Georgia, Hannah Ritter Paulin - UNC Asheville,

Nicole Rothman - UNC, Ben Schaberg - UNC, Alyssa Schwartz - UNC,

Lindsey Smith - Howard University, Natalie Smith - Duke, Scott Stanton - Virginia Tech,

Alexander Stuart - Duke, David Thorstad - Haverford College,

Robert Thorstad - Haverford College, Dan Uchiyama - Georgia Tech,

Amanda Walker - UNC Charlotte, T'Sani Watson - Washington University in St. Louis,

Brad Weaver - Elon University, Christina Wieand - University of Miami,

Wyatt Williams - University of Advancing Technology, Ian Wilson - Drexel University,

Jordan Winn - UNC Wilmington, Hill Winstead - UNC, Diana Woodall - Emory,

Rachel Yip - Emory University.



Cary Academy 2008 Commencement Exercises


Participating Founder

Dr. James H. Goodnight
Co-Founder and CEO of SAS Institute
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Cary Academy


Keynote Speaker

Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr.
William Rand Kenan Distinguished Professor
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Head of School: Donald S. Berger

Head of Upper School: Mitch McGuigan

Senior Grade Leader: Jeff Kilmer

Orchestra Conductor: Yiying Qiao

Choral Director: Jacquie Holcombe

Accompanist: Linda Velto

Video and Web Design: Mark Easley Sr.

Many thanks to Michael Hayes, Shannon Clark, Ned Hamilton, Lynne Fountain, Chris Gilmore, Kim Fogleman, and all of the faculty, staff, parents, volunteers and supporters who have helped make this event, and these students, a spectacular success.

Congratulations to the Class of 2008!



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