The Standard • 14th June 2021 • https://standard.asl.org/18543/news/class-of-2021-commencement-in-quotes-pictures/
Class of 2021 Commencement in quotes, pictures
After a year with distinctive challenges presented by the pandemic, the class of 2021 graduated June 12. Graduation's format looked uncertain, but the administration ultimately decided the ceremony could go ahead as usual – in person at Central Hall Westminster. On the day, a number of now-graduates shared how they were feeling.
Maarya Shafqat Adil
Members of the graduating class of 2021 sit in their socially-distanced chairs on the lower floor of the Great Hall of Westminster Central Hall during the commencement ceremony June 12.
Sajah Ali and Cameron Spurr
“I’m excited, but I’m still waiting for it all to settle in. Like it still hasn’t hit me.” – Olivia Benjamin-MacDonald (’21)
“It’s like a mixture of, you know, the normal excitement, but a little bit of just melancholy because this may be the last time we’re all in the same room together.” – Max Olsher (’21)
“I’m really nervous, but I’m really happy because everyone’s coming together as one class.” – Eleanor Benton (’21)
“It’s exciting because obviously we’ve worked so hard and finally, you know, we’re graduating. But obviously I’m going to miss everyone. And within a month, there’s a lot of people here, it’s going to be hard to see them again.” – Karim ElKhazindar (’21)