Baylor Begins 124th School Year With Convocation Ceremony

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Baylor began the new school year with the annual Convocation
Baylor began the new school year with the annual Convocation

Baylor students and faculty began the school's 124th year with the annual Convocation exercises on Wednesday. 

The ceremony began with the parade of class flags. Class flag bearers were Charlie Pearman '24, Maggie Smith '23, Caleb Nunes '22, Gracie and Ellie Tomisek '21, Leah Hunter '20, Alex Robinson '19, and Julia Steck '18. Laura Willett represented the faculty, carrying the Convocation banner, followed by Headmaster Scott Wilson '75, carrying in the Baylor flag. 

Teddy Lepcio '18 gave the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Natalie Lusk '22. International students from 12 countries offered welcomes in their native languages. Matthew Davis '18 addressed the students on the importance of the Honor Code at Baylor. 

Veteran teacher Floyd Celapino offered an inspirational keynote address followed by the ceremonial and traditional donning of the senior blazers, led by Assistant Headmaster Shaw Wilson '84. The Baylor Concert Choir, conducted by Vic Oakes, led the school in the singing of the Alma Mater and Avery Smith '18 offered the benediction. 

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Click here to view a video podcast of the ceremony.


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