A live event with Chandra Prasad! May 11, 5-7 PM in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
Guidelines for Recognition Night
For our second live event since 2019, we will be implementing a few changes, some of which will likely be permanent and others which are hopefully temporary.
- The event will be catered but offerings will be light.
- Certificates will be distributed at Recognition Night rather than electronically. We plan to call names of honorees at Recognition Night but will NOT be calling students to the stage—OTHER THAN THE 13 INVITED SPEAKERS.
- Likewise, the magazine will NOT be distributed in print at Recognition Night. The magazine WILL be distributed electronically as a PDF and WILL be available for download from our website. We would recommend for print copies that you use any of a number of online services, or even a place like Staples.
- We WILL still have a keynote speaker–Chandra Prasad–and we WILL have 13 student speakers from grades K-12 who will read their work from the stage.
- There WILL be parking in one or more of the parking garages on campus. Last year there was a flat rate of $5. Seniors, young kids, etc., can be dropped off in front of Jorgensen and then Mom or Dad can go park the car and walk over. Hopefully it doesn’t rain!
- There is NO limit on the number of people who can attend. Jorgensen holds about 3000 and our largest pre-pandemic crowd was about 1600. Anyone can attend–siblings, teachers, grandparents, neighbors, the mailman. All are welcome.
- Got questions? DO email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do NOT call the office. We’re mostly working remotely.
Past Recognition Night Keynote Speakers
2023 Chandra Prasad
2022 Sarah Albee
2021 Veera Hiranandani (virtual)
2020: Veera Hiranandani (cancelled)
2019: Suzy Kline
2018: Matt de la Peña
2017: Gina Barreca
2016: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
2015: Heather Webb
2014: Rita Williams-Garcia
2013: Wally Lamb
2012: Elizabeth Thomas
2011: Katie Davis
2010: Barbara McClintock
2009: Mark Kimball Moulton
2008: Pegi Deitz Shea
2007: Karen Romano Young
2006: Suzy Kline
2005: Scot Haney
2004: Lucy Hurston