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Will Day '89 Urges Graduates to Make Things Happen

Cushing was honored to welcome Will Day ’89, a nationally recognized contemporary abstract expressionist as the 2016 Commencement speaker. Please click here for the graduation video and his speech at the 33:23 mark or click here for a PDF.

In addition to the remarkable address he gave to the graduating class, our guests, and the entire Cushing community, Will spent several days on campus getting to know our students and sharing his love of art. Whether engaging some of our advanced artists in a day-long painting workshop, or giving each senior the chance to contribute to a single painting project that he presented to the Academy, Will proved to be an inspiration and all and we’re grateful for his enthusiasm, passion, and Penguin pride.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.