DANVERS — Clark High School held its final graduation at its Locust Street campus last night.
The private, 140-student K-12 school is preparing to move to Rowley in the fall. The school has been at its farmhouse setting in Danvers since 1984.
The graduation ceremony is unique in that the school is small enough so that each of the school’s teachers is able to “give away” each graduate and say something about them, according to Tammy O’Brien Donohue, director of development.
Number of graduates: 17
Graduation speakers: Head of School Jeffrey Clark; Dean of Students Julie Calzini
Class leaders: Natalie Harvey and Ryan Evaul
Valedictorian: Natalie Harvey
Salutatorian: Benjamin Wickey
Historian: Harry Abell
Class of 2014 reflections: Natalie Harvey, Peter Silverman, Benjamin Wickey
Class advisers: Julie Calzini, Kalynn Rooney, Anthony Wijeyesinghe, Sherrill Cook and Tricia Schwartz.
Quote from valedictorian Harvey’s speech: “Clark is anything but where I came from. There are no industrial desks that you cannot fit into or lockers that you have to worry about actually locking. At Clark they encourage you to grow your intelligence, think for yourself, and expand your educational opportunities.”