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Around the Pond Hunter Caspers '18 and Jessie Cassens '18 showing off their diplomas dropShadow

Commencement 2018

Read the best from 2018’s Commencement address.

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In the World From left to right, front row to back row: Lynn Hinga Branderhorst ’79, Callie Gardeman ’18, Ann Hinga Klein ’80, Professor of Chemistry Cathy Hinga Haustein ’76, Professor of Art Treva Reimer, Michelle Stam and Sarah Purdy ’16. dropShadow

Children’s Book Collaboration

Central alumni, faculty and local business owners are collaborating to create a children’s picture book.

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Arts and Culture Scottie Yang ’18 dropShadow

Super-Selfie

Brian Peterson and Scottie Yang ’18 both love caped crusaders who make it their mission to save the world.

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Athletics Mark Fairley ’18 came from behind to take the NCAA Division III title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Photo: d3photography.com dropShadow

Fairley Races to NCAA Steeplechase Crown

Mark Fairley ’18 came from behind to take the NCAA Division III title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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Carol Mendez ’09 helps first-generation students follow her path to college.

The Unbroken Circle

From field worker to two-time-award-winning fifth-grade math teacher, Carol Mendez ’09 embodies the American dream.

Aug 17, 2018

Five students who beat the odds.

Central Strong

Adversity in college should mean too few Instagram likes, too little gas money or no weekend plans. It should not mean life-altering circumstances that require courage, strength and confidence to overcome.

Aug 17, 2018

Sampling senior seminars.

Chocolate, Culture and Capstones

Central students can choose to temper chocolate or temper debates during their final year. Either way, they will enter the real world with ganache—or is that panache?

Aug 17, 2018

Hunter Caspers '18 and Jessie Cassens '18 showing off their diplomas

Commencement 2018

Read the best from 2018’s Commencement address.

Aug 17, 2018