Taking their cue from their school song, the graduating class of 2013 at Fontbonne Academy will provide the class gift of a fountain.
The school’s name means “good fountain” in French and fountains are symbolic in much of the school history, according to a statement from the Milton private school. The alma mater includes the words “from this fountain we are women of courage made strong.”
The fountain will be installed and a dedication ceremony will be held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the school’s traditional “Spirit Day.”
The class’s graduation ceremony took place on Thursday, May 23, and was held on the lawn under a white tent.
Family, friends, adult members of the learning community, the 50th reunion class of 1963, and the Board of Trustees gathered to celebrate the 72-person class’s accomplishment.
Student Council Prisident Colleen MacDonald of Weymouth welcomed those in attendance and honors speakers Eliza McDonald of Quincy and Maretta Morovitz of Weymouth addressed their classmates.
McDonald told her fellow graduates to follow the advice of Eleanor Roosevelt and “do the things you think you cannot do.” Morovitz told her peers to let their greatness shine through.