BUA Graduates its 30th Class

On Monday, May 20, 2024, Boston University Academy hosted its 30th commencement exercise at BU’s Tsai Performance Center. The BUA Class of 2024 crossed the stage to receive their diplomas from Head of School Chris Kolovos and Associate Head of School Rosemary White. Ibukun Owolabi ’24 and Anais Kim ’24 delivered the student addresses; Olga Meserman ’24 and Elizabeth Brown ’24 recited the Classics orations in Latin and Greek, respectively. Following the ceremony, graduates and their families celebrated with a reception on BU Beach.

Boston University President ad interim Kenneth W. Freeman delivered this year’s commencement keynote address. President Freeman drew on his 40-year career in business to impart some life lessons to our graduates, remarking: “I have three messages for you. If you adopt them as part of your toolkit, you’ll make a difference in the world; you’ll enjoy your life personally and professionally; and you can do so with a smile.” These messages are: just say “Yes!”; arrogance kills; and the power of “thank you.”

The full video of BUA’s 29th Commencement ceremony, including President Freeman’s remarks, is available here. The complete photo gallery from Commencement 2024 is available here.

The members of the BUA Class of 2023 will attend the following institutions next fall:

American University
Bates College
Boston University (13)
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carleton College
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Dickinson College
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Georgetown University
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (3)
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill University
New York University (3)
Northeastern University (4)
Northwestern University (2)
University of Rochester (2)
Sarah Lawrence College (2)
Swarthmore College
University of Toronto
Trinity College Dublin
Yale University

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