A lot has changed since Germantown Friends School opened 167 years ago, but its graduations always call for celebration at a Meeting House.
“Some of us come from really far places. Like Virginia, and Maryland. Some of us come from England and Jamaica and Colombia. Some of us come as far as Glenside,” joked Byron Davis, who spoke as the faculty speaker.
About 500 people packed into the Free Quaker Meeting House for the ceremony, which sits at Fifth and Market Streets.
The large wooden building is often used as a place of worship, and the graduation was no exception.
“The class of 2012 isn’t made up of worriers, they’re warriors!” Byron Davis added. “But in the most Quaker sense of it.”