RENAISSANCE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER IS ANNOUNCED
JODY KIELBASA TO ADDRESS CLASS OF 2018
Renaissance School is proud to announce its 2018 graduating class. Graduation ceremonies, led by Head of School Sara C. Johnson, will be held at 10 am on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at The Haven. Jody Kielbasa, Vice Provost for the Arts and Director of the Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia, will be the graduation speaker.
Graduating seniors are Olivia Babineau, Alex Ballard, Nellie Baumer, Hillel Finder, Vincent Msumanje, Sage Skaggs, Sana Slotboom, Francis Trombley, Sarah Webb, and Mattias Zuffoletti.
Johnson had this to say about the graduating class: “Congratulations Renaissance School Class of 2018! You have worked hard to earn this honor and we are so proud of you. As a Renaissance School graduate, you have gained the skills to ask challenging questions, think independently, commit to being fully engaged in your learning, and sit in the front row. Your kindness, humor, and talents will be missed, but not forgotten. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your story and we can’t wait to hear about the amazing life adventures that lie ahead.”
ABOUT JODY KIELBASA
Appointed to the Vice Provost for the Arts position in 2013, Kielbasa is responsible for planning for the arts in consultation with the Arts Advisory Committee, helping guide fundraising initiatives associated with the arts, including creating the Arts Endowment, and for initiating and coordinating cross-disciplinary collaborations both inside and outside the Visual and Performing Arts & Architecture Departments and Programs at the University.
Prior to coming to UVA, Kielbasa spent ten years as the Founding Director of the Sarasota (FL) Film Festival, and was instrumental in turning it into one of the nation’s premier regional film festivals.
ABOUT RENAISSANCE SCHOOL
Founded in 1999, Renaissance School is a college preparatory high school for high ability students, located on Charlottesville’s historic Court Square.