Congratulations to the TJ Class of 2015. The commencement address was delivered by Dr. Keegan Checkett (TJ Class of 1997), director of emergency medicine residency program at Mirebalais University in Haiti. The Baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Rev. Larry Shumaker. The Class of 2015 valedictorian is Lia Wu, and STUCO President Delaney Palmer delivered the senior gift to TJ — a PA and sound system for the Humphreys Track & Field Complex. Dr. Checkett, a member of TJ’s first graduating class in 1997, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Head of School Laura McDonald.
Through a dedication to academic excellence, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School stands accountable for educating students to make the most of their abilities. The School educates students to acquire and refine essential academic knowledge and skills; cultivate an appreciation of the arts;
develop lifelong fitness skills; assume responsibility for their behavior; seek out challenge, welcome criticism, test new capacities; practice self-discipline; and find joy in learning. The school brings students together with teachers who exemplify intellectual curiosity, a dedication to truth, and the advantages of living the examined life.