Congratulations, 2015 Academy Graduates

Interlochen Arts Academy said farewell to its 2015 graduating class at its 53rd commencement celebration on May 30, featuring student performances, speeches and special moments to commemorate the students’ achievements and celebrate their limitless futures.

“This morning there is a spirit in this auditorium, a spirit that our graduates have brought to us by their achievement, amplified by the hopes shared by all who sit here today in support of these students and their future,” Interlochen President Jeffrey Kimpton told the crowd at Kresge Auditorium. “Today is a day of boundless expectations.”

Take a look at this year’s ceremony in photos and video:

Video: Interlochen President Jeffrey Kimpton’s speech

Video: Senior Performer Matthew Figel, class of 2015

Video: Senior Speaker Montserrat Picado Campos, class of 2015

Photos: 2015 Interlochen Arts Academy Commencement

Photos: 2015 Interlochen Arts Academy Honors Convocation

In the words of President Kimpton:

“And so my friends, it is time to go.  Travel safely in your journey. Keep in touch.  Visit often.  Make wise choices.  Assume leadership when it is given, take it when it is lacking. It is your destiny as graduates of Interlochen Arts Academy.”

Congratulations and best of luck, Class of 2015!