Riverside school alumnus to speak at commencement

Lyndonville, VT – The Riverside School’s Head of School, Michelle Ralston is pleased to announce that Rohan Racine, a member Riverside’s Class of 2008, will be the 2019 Commencement speaker.  Commencement at Riverside will take place on June 8th.

Rohan attended Riverside from 4th-8th grade, the only grades that were available in his first year. He went on to graduate from Lyndon Institute in 2012 and was accepted into Tufts University, where he achieved a B.S. in Chemistry and Economics, Cum Laude.

After graduating from Tufts, he worked in a chemistry lab at Mylan Technologies, a large generic pharmaceutical company, in St. Albans, VT. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at McGill University in Montreal studying Experimental Surgery. 

Rohan serves as a member of The Riverside School’s Board of Trustees.

“My time at Riverside is something I still reflect back on to this day. The freedom the school allows for individualized growth is something unique, especially in our region of the state,” said Racine.  “The faculty—Riverside’s most valuable asset—challenged me each and every day to be better intellectually and to be a better member of the broader community. Riverside was crucial in developing me into the person I am today, and I feel fortunate to be able to help continue the experience I had at Riverside for the students there now, and those who will attend in the future.”

Rohan Racine

Rohan Racine