on CAmpus COLORADO ACADEMY’S NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017 | VOL. 43 | NO. 10 FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR TRUE UNDERSTANDING, SLOW DOWN W hen you type the words“fast paced world”into Google, you will get 59 million hits in .62 seconds. There is no doubt that our world is moving at a frenetic pace. Collec- tively, we feel this. As we have broadened our understanding of the world, humans have an almost insatiable desire to try to experience everything we can discover. As a result, we move quickly in our lives—perhaps too quickly. You have lived through extraordinary changes in American society since you arrived on this Earth. Before you were born, no one knew what a USB port was. No one texted or tweeted. Netflix rented DVDs via the US postal service. YouTube,Wikipedia and Google didn’t exist. The computer power of what would become a smart phone was still housed in massive desktop computers. The world became a more dan- gerous place in your lifetime, as well. Around the time of your birth, there was domestic terrorism like the Unabomber and the Oklahoma City bombing. By the time you were an infant, the US was attacked on 9/11. For most of your life, you have mainly known only two presidents, and our nation has been involved in continual war. You have always had to take your shoes off at the airport. It is also inter- esting to note that bipartisanship in Mike Davis, Ph.D. HeadofSchool I n ceremonies held in early June at Colorado Academy, 104 students graduated as part of the Class of 2017.  The event, with more than 1,000 people in attendance, included tributes to each student and remarks by Board Chair Heather Miller, Head of School Dr. Mike Davis, and student-elected speaker Harris Griswold. The class of students will depart for colleges, universi- ties and other programs in locations from British Columbia to Scotland and from New York to Los Angeles. See pages 3-13 for graduate tributes and more. n SEE DAVIS|PAGE 2 104 STUDENTS GRADUATE IN CLASS OF 2017