Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Baccalaureate: A Serenade to the Class of 2021

Seniors singing together

On June 9, GFA hosted its first-ever Baccalaureate ceremony, with parent and trustee Mike Greenberg P ’19, ’21 as the featured speaker. The event — designed as an intimate evening for seniors and their families — marked the first time the senior class was able to convene in person under one roof (or tent, in this case). In addition to Greenberg’s words of wisdom (see below), Head of School Bob Whelan P ’24 led the group in a karaoke performance of Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

Mike Greenberg’s “Michael Jordan” Lessons:

  1. “People are going to say what they’re going to say. You do what’s good for you. … Tending to the needs of others … and serving the greater good are the most rewarding experiences you can have in your life. But it is also a reminder that a lot of irrelevant people are going to offer a lot of irrelevant criticism of the way you look, act and think. … Let them say what they want. You be you.”
  2. “You aren’t going to hit grand slams every day of your life, but there will be dribblers up the third-base line that you beat out that are worth celebrating every single day if only you are willing to look for them. … Look for them and celebrate them wherever you can.”

For photos and videos of the day, visit our End of Year Events page.