The class of 2023 celebrated their 8th grade graduation during a May 15 ceremony in Benjamin Hall. The celebratory evening ushered the class of ‘23 into their next chapter as upper school students at Benjamin. Head of Middle School Charles Hagy opened the program by acknowledging the empty seat to his right, where Head of School Robert Goldberg, who died earlier this year from pancreatic cancer, should have been sitting. In his place, a Benjamin baseball cap, much like the one he loved to wear.
“This is our dedication to Mr. Robert S. Goldberg. Tonight we want to remember and thank Mr. Goldberg for his leadership and impact on the lives of our students,” said Hagy, who then offered a moment of silence.
Sarah Darby delivered the night’s invocation written by Dr. Lawrence James.
Eighth grade speakers, including Student Council President Jessica Holland, took to the podium to reflect on their time in middle school and thank those who had been an integral part of their success. Upper School Speaker Nicolas Lama ‘20 offered a glimpse into the Benjamin high school experience followed by Head Of Upper School Fletcher Carr who offered advice to the eighth grade students.
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