USM Holds Class of 2021 Commencement

A stack of Commencement programs

It was a beautiful summer evening and the perfect night to celebrate University School of Milwaukee’s Class of 2021 graduates. In his first Commencement address as USM’s head of school, Steve Hancock praised the students for their leadership, grace, and understanding during a difficult year. “You leave us today and we hope USM stays with you,” he said. “That you keep us close, and that you stay close to those who surround you today. Congratulations to the Class of 2021. We are thrilled to send you off into the world and can’t wait to see you again.”

In addition to Hancock, graduates heard from Neil Dogra ’21, valedictorian, and alumnus Lane MacDonald ’84, who gave the Commencement address.

As the sun set and the last student crossed the stage to receive his diploma, the sky lit up with a special fireworks celebration to honor the 112 graduates of the USM Class of 2021.

Head of School Steve Hancock addresses the crowd at Commencement
Students walk to their seats at Commencement
Girls take a group photo before Commencement begins
Girls take a selfie before Commencement begins
Students watch the fireworks from their seats at Commencement
Boys are pictured singing the school's alma mater
Lane MacDonald '84 gave the Commencement address
Valedictorian Neil Dogra '21 addressed the crowd