Knox Commencement Ceremony

By June 11, 2024 June 15th, 2024 Homepage News, Uncategorized

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!


The Knox School community came together along the waterside of Houghton Hall, to celebrate the momentous achievement of the Class of 2024 at the annual Knox Commencement ceremony. Proud families, teachers, and friends gathered to witness this milestone.

Highlights from the Knox Commencement Ceremony

The ceremony was filled with heartwarming speeches by Valedictorian Lejla Lekic and Student Council President Gatrude Kaitibie, the momentous distribution of diplomas for our graduating seniors, and the recognition of exceptional graduates with exclusive awards.

Head of School Virginia Riccardi Awards Lejla Lekic with the Headmaster’s Award

Honored Award Recipients included:

  • The Clifford K. Eriksen Headmaster’s Award – Lejla Lekic ’24
  • The Davison Tray – Grace Hudson Lanier ’24
  • The Carolyn Fell Award – Analiese Durso ’24
  • The Stewart Bowl – Jacqueline Reduto ’24
  • The A. Brewster Lawrence Award – Gatrude Kaitibie ’24
  • The Semper Ad Lucem Plaque – Hannah Simkus ’25

Click to see the colleges and universities where our Knox graduates will attend next year:

Knox Graduates Attend Top Universities

  • Mia Alexandra Aquino- Reyes will be attending Montclair State University
  • Josiah Brilliant will be attending Pace University
  • Thuc Hung Bui will be attending Rhodes College
  • Axel Carling will be attending Fordham University
  • Nathan Cohen will be attending Fordham University
  • Analiese Durso will be attending Sacred Heart University
  • Patrick Durso will be attending Drew University
  • Tung Ho Han will be attending New York University
  • Junqi Hu will be attending the University of Toronto
  • Gatrude Kaitibie will be attending Adelphi University
  • Grace Hudson Lanier will be attending High Point University
  • Lejla Lekic will be attending Universidad Europea
  • Sydney McLoughlin will be attending SUNY New Paltz
  • Joy Otusanya will be attending the University of Pittsburgh
  • John Palawsky will be attending Suffolk County Community College
  • Reginald Pierre will be attending SUNY Farmingdale
  • Jacqueline Reduto will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kyndra Sanchez will be attending Marymount Manhattan College
  • Jelena Stanisic will be attending Seton Hall University
  • Changyu Sun will be attending the University of California at San Diego
  • Joseph Vollaro will be attending CUNY Queens College
  • Fabian Wheatley is attending St. John’s University
  • Angel Yepes is currently undecided about his college choice

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