School NewsMay 25, 2021

updated Jul 30, 2021

Class of 2021 graduates during 123rd Commencement

Sunny Hostin, ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent & Analyst, delivered this year’s address

(Amy Inglis ’08, Avida Love Photography)

Sunny Hostin

Fifty-six bold and creative contributors to the common good graduated on Sunday, May 30, during Miss Hall’s School’s 123rd Commencement.

The hybrid ceremony was held both on the School’s campus and shared worldwide via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Download the program in English / Mandarin / Spanish / Vietnamese

Sunny Hostin, an attorney, multi-platform journalist, and three-time Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s The View, delivered this year’s Commencement Address. Hosted by Head of School Julia Heaton, the ceremony also included remarks from Class President Nya Mielke ’21, School President Hannah Holt ’21, and Board of Trustees President Nancy Gustafson Ault ’73.

Photos from Commencement 2021!

Photos from this year's Commencement ceremony are available for download here.

Sunny Hostin at Commencement

A brief excerpt from the Commencement Address given by Sunny Hostin, May 30, 2021

Remarks by Head of School Julia Heaton

Remarks by the Senior Class President Nya ’21

Remarks by School President Hannah ’21

Commencement 2021

A selection of photos from our 123rd Commencement. Photos from Commencement are available at Click on the School Years gallery, then the 2020-2021 School Year gallery.


The following awards were also bestowed on members of the Class of 2021 as part of Commencement Weekend Activities:

  • Joseph F. Buerger Memorial School Spirit Cup: Celcie Tetteh
  • Margaret Witherspoon Award: Jiho Shin
  • Christine Fuller Holland ’33 Service Prize: Shannon Foster
  • Faculty Commendation Award: Shairai Richards
  • Meus Honor Stat Keys Awarded for MHS Core Competencies: Vision, Alessandra Alicea; Voice, Diana Sobolieva; Interpersonal Efficacy, Hannah Holt; Gumption: Jiho Shin
  • Sylvia “Rusty” Shethar Everdell ’38 Prize: Nicole Forman
  • Andrea Becker ’79 Prize: Kathleen Nguyen
  • Paul C. Cabot, Jr. History Prize: Sammy Rusk
  • Senior Prize in Engineering and Tech Innovation: Diana Sobolieva
  • Iive Rouse Science Award: Diana Sobolieva and Celcie Tetteh
  • James K. Ervin Mathematics Prize: Yifei Cheng
  • Horizons Prize: Ebony Marshall and Dillon Rodgers
  • Spanish Prize: Hadley DeVarennes
  • Mansfield E. Pickett Latin Prize: Keren Skeete
  • Monique Jalbert French Prize: Anna Claire Korenman and Jiho Shin
  • Virginia Breene Wickwire ’67 Reading Prize: Natasha Hagan
  • Doris E. Pitman English Prize: Shannon Foster
  • Photography Prize: Chuanqi Li
  • Susanna McCreath Music Prize: Jiho Shin
  • Angela Kalischer Theater Prize: Hannah Holt
  • Ceramics Award: Jada Vanderhorst
  • Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Studio Art Prize: Hannah Holt

Ninth-graders bid the Seniors farewell!