Convocation 2010 - Diahann Johnson
This is a podcast of the Convocation ceremony at St. Andrew's School, Saturday, September 11, 2010. Rev. David DeSalvo opens the ceremonies with prayer and a moment of silence in honor of those who died as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Headmaster Tad Roach remembers alum Robert Jordan '86 who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers and welcomes the beginning of a new school year. Tad introduces two alumni that have generously given of their time and resources to community service, Tom O'Rourke '56 and Charlie Crystle '86, recipients of the 2010 Honorary Alumni Award.

Keynote speaker, Modern Language Chair and French teacher Diahann Johnson delivers the Convocation address. The title of Diahann's address is "Peace, Love and the Importance of Studying a Foreign Language." You can read Diahann's address in its entirety by clicking on the related items link below. Diahann, a 16-year member of St. Andrew's faculty discusses being raised in a multi-lingual household and how to understand one another without speaking the same language. To hear the Convocation podcast, simply click on the play recording icon.