Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

This story appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of Indian Springs Magazine.

Seventy seniors became Indian Springs alums at the school’s 68th graduation ceremonies held May 27 on McLean Lawn. Speakers expressed gratitude to the greater Indian Springs community for giving them a supportive environment to grow as individuals and closer as a class. Head of School Scott Schamberger told the graduates, “no matter where life’s twists and turns may take you, remember you will always have a home at Indian Springs.”

“It’s very much in the spirit of this school as we celebrate graduation to think critically about what our time here meant for us. More than anything, it was a time for experimentation, intellectually and socially. We knew we could take risks because we had a supportive community with caring adults to fall back on.”
- Andy Schwebel ’22

“All of these seemingly insignificant peculiarities provide evidence of the deep-felt sense of comfort and belonging felt by many at Indian Springs… Yes, Learning through Living has a lot to do with making mistakes in a forgiving environment, but it is also about discovering new aspects of ourselves in an inclusive setting.”
- Joseph Katz ’22

“This is my epilogue, from the last stanza of our senior choir song entitled ‘North’: ‘Smaller than dust on this map lies the greatest thing we have, the dirt in which our roots may grow and the right to call it home.”
- Frankie Shen ’22

“As we leave here, let us continue to embody the Indian Springs spirit; be inclusive, supportive, and embrace our fear with the courage of the unknown. I don’t need to think twice about calling Indian Springs my home and calling you my family.”
- Hudson Wang ’22


Andy Schwebel ’22
The Jordan McDaniel Award
Selected by the faculty based on extraordinary leadership and character exhibited through participation in student activities

Lucy Gardner ’22
The Libby Pantazis Award
Selected by the faculty based on exemplary dedication, joy, and passion in service to the school

Ola Eloubeidi ’22 and Andy Schwebel ’22
The Spiritual Awareness Award
Given in memory of Allan Furniss ’63 and Robert Kartus ’68 to two members of the senior class nominated by classmates who embody the qualities of dignity, humanitarianism, and spiritual awareness

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