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Commencement 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
All of us at Cushing were pleased to honor the 130 graduates during the Academy’s 140th graduation exercises on Saturday, May 23.
Said keynote speaker WWE star, humanitarian, and actor John Cena ’95, “Twenty years ago I sat where you sat and I’m so grateful. The life lessons I learned at Cushing I carry with me every day like you carry a cell phone, and I use them every day like you use Instagram.” He went on to urge students to be accountable for their actions and to be mindful of the present. “Don’t throw away today. Focus on the now. Your future will be there and trust me, you have the best possible foundation for your future. Enjoy today because it only happens once.” John also received the 2015 Cushing Academy Leadership Award, which honors personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society. 
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To view the graduation exercises video, click here.
Please click here for a video of John Cena's address.
To read the valedictorian's address by Minh Hoang Tony Vien, click here.
For this year's Teacher of the Year award, click here.


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.