News & School Life

Celebrating the Class of 2024

A Note from Dr. Walker

Class of 2024 and families– 

Welcome to April. And welcome to the final chapters of your time on Edgehill.

Think back to your freshman year. You had the most extraordinary of beginnings. Staring High School, your older classmates decided it best for you to set foot on campus first. Do you remember the day? I do. September 29, 2020. Bravely, and likely with a good bit of trepidation, you masked up and started walking our halls, carving a path all your own as the first students back in High School amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unprecedented. It’s almost a swear word now. Yet, at every turn, you’ve been unprecedented in the best of ways.

Unbeknownst to you, we started invoking metaphors — writing books about your High School experience; the arc of a year; filling up your individual and collective plates; making a roundtrip flight from here, to there, and back. Whether you remember your cohort mates from 9th grade year, you’ve come quite a distance. And there’s still much distance to travel between now and Sunday, May 19. Most quality novels have closing chapters that are absolutely scintillating — full of action, resolution, and excitement. I’ve full faith that yours will be exactly that.

We’ll be back in touch with information about parents and family programming to help launch you into the world. Pencil in Wednesday, May 1 as our closing parent education program for the Class of 2024.
We’re working hard to make these last chapters at Edgehill all that you hope for. Students, keep writing those chapters — there’s goodness yet to be written. Families — keep loving on your young ones at home. 

I’m so proud of the young adults you’re becoming. 

Quinton P. Walker
Head of High School & Assistant Head of School for Academics

April & May Events for Seniors

Important Class of 2024 dates below, with more details to be announced soon.

Field Day
April 10, 2024
9:30 A.M.
USN River Campus
Prom + Senior Presentations
April 20, 2024
7:30 P.M.
Durnan Auditorium + Edgehill Lawn (Senior Families Welcome for Presentations at 8:00 P.M.)
Senior Day for Class of 2024
May 14, 2024
9:30 A.M.
Various Locations around USN + Vanderbilt
May 14, 2024
7:00 P.M.
Durnan Auditorium (Graduates and Immediate Family) + Reception to Follow
Commencement Rehearsal
May 17, 2024
2:00 P.M.
Gordon Multipurpose Room + USN Back Lawn
May 19, 2024
2:00 P.M.
USN Back Lawn

Class of 2024 in the News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Senior named Strobel Award finalist

    Congratulations to Sadie Begtrup’24 on being named a finalist in Hands on Nashville’s annual volunteer awards competition.
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  • Gold Key Award and American Vision Award nominee

    23 USN students earn 2024 Scholastic Regional Art Awards

    Of special note are Illiana Béhague-Mentzel ’25, Lucy Gibbs ’28, Cléo Gauthier ’24, Lin Zheng ’26, and Suzie Zhao '28, who received Gold Key Awards. Their work will be displayed at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens and considered for awards at the national competition later this spring.
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  • Ainsley Moore '24 with her parents before the start of her signing ceremony on Monday, December 4.

    Ainsley ’24 commits to Belmont 

    The golfer will pay for the Bruins next year.
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  • Alima Kassim '24 signs paperwork to commit to running for Vanderbilt University, while her mom and sister Morayo Kassim '22 clap on Wednesday, December 13.

    Alima '24 commits to Vanderbilt

    After graduating from University School of Nashville, the sprinter will run for the Commodores.
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  • Class of 2024 athletes continue college signings

    Mahoney Daunic '24 will play baseball at Denison University and Olivia Schwarz '24 will swim for Middlebury College.
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  • Cum Laude Society Class of 2024 inductees

    Cum Laude Society inducts new members

    Congratulations to the following seniors who were inducted into the USN Cum Laude Society on Wednesday, October 25: Ryan Barrett, Grace Boero, Chloe Cmelak, Ann Cox, Lucy Cramer, Madeleine Ewing, Elijah Galentino, Cléo Gauthier, Claire Gilliam, Olivia Hess, Gavin Higgins, Eleanor Hirt, Alima Kassim, Emily Law, Natalie Mallal, William Ostroski, Sarah Page-McCaw, Caroline Quinones, Margot Ross, Olivia Schwarz, Clara Smail, Isaac Spiller, Katherine Vaughn, Nicholas Venable, Adam Wang, Xavier Warren, Josephine Whelan, and Kailyn Womer.
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Senior Photo Albums

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