2023 Commencement

Congratulations to all of our Aardvark graduates. We are so proud of you!

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Timestamps for Full Recording

19:55 - Commencement Begins - Processional
27:45 - Invocation, The Rev. Vijendran Sathyaraj
30:30 - Land Acknowledgement,
Alexander Matthews '24
31:45 - Welcome, Dan Drinkward '95
35:15 - Charge to the Class of 2023, Mo Copeland
51:30 - Senior Speaker, Barrett Lindholm '23
57:30 - Musical Number "We’ll Meet Again", Kaitlyn O'Neill '24
1:00:25 - Commencement Address, Henry Morissette '17
1:08:25 - Hymn 376 "Ode to Joy", Glenn Miller
1:11:20 - Awarding of Diplomas
1:56:40 - Hymn "Wisdom", Written by Adam Steele & Performed by Glenn Miller
1:59:00 - Prayer and Benediction, The Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama
2:06:20 - Grad Cap Toss

Commencement Address

Henry Morissette '17
Associate Manager of Global Events at the National Basketball Association

Henry Morissette attended OES from the very beginning. He is a Portland native with a passion for his family, friends, and career. As the Associate Manager of Global Events for the National Basketball Association, he has the unique opportunity to create unforgettable experiences for fans with the goal of reaching the young fan he once was.

Traveling worldwide to spread the messages of hard work and collaboration that are inherent in the sport, he has experience planning NBA events in over 10 states and more than five countries.

He remembers his time playing lacrosse, soccer, and countless other sports at OES with his brothers Ted ('15), Jack ('19), and Luke ('21) as formative and valuable experiences. Proud to have found his lifelong friends at OES, Henry is excited about the opportunity to address the class of 2023.