2023-2024 School Year Opens with Fall Convocation

The annual fall Convocation ceremony took place on Aug. 30, the evening before the first day of classes, and officially kicked off Chatham Hall’s 129th school year.
Held in St. Mary’s Chapel, the ceremony included remarks from Acting Head of School Dr. Chris Proctor, the recognition of students who had achieved Rector’s List and Dean’s List honors, and the naming of those who earned Scholastic Medals with the highest grade point average in each class from the 2022-2023 school year. Scholastic Medal honorees included Marilyn Mack ‘26, Aliah Rodriquez '25, Mikaili Madden ‘24, and Mia Swanson ‘24.
Selected by the acting head of school, dean of academics, and dean of students, Priscella Bennsion ‘25 was recognized as the recipient of the Virginia Henry Holt Award due to her “character and deportment, industry and accomplishment, resoluteness and kindness, purpose and exactitude, and grace and good humor.” 

During his remarks, Dr. Proctor discussed what it means to be a success and the importance of setting your own goals. 

“I don't want you guys to let your individual picture of success color your definition,” he said. “Set up some success goals that lie along the way towards a greater goal. You'll find it much easier to reach those goals that are your goals, and then once you reach them, you can readjust your goal and work for that one. Don't think you have to be great at something to be a success. You can be a success just by meeting your own individual goals.”

This year’s student body includes 122 students making their way to campus from 14 states and 13 countries, including Afghanistan, Austria, Bahamas, China, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
Photos from Convocation and all opening of school events are now available on the School's SmugMug.
800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •  admissions@chathamhall.org
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9-12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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