As graduation season approaches, the Seniors are finishing their classes, many are preparing for their exam with Rav Hershel Schachter shlita, they are completing their AP exams and going on a Senior Trip. Leading up to their completion of their time in high school, the MTA talmidim enjoyed a special evening together. On Wednesday, May 17, MTA celebrated the Class of 2023 with a two-part event.

The first half of the program consisted of dinner, awards given by their grade dean, inspirational speeches by a few classmates, and a video summing up this grade’s experience at MTA. The mood was light, and rebbeim, teachers, and students felt the warmth in the room.

The parents of the Seniors were invited for a dessert reception, including a video showcasing each individual student, as well as a d’var Torah by Noam Kornwasser, a member of the Senior class. Dancing and Maariv rounded out the night and a good time was had by all.

The Class of 2023 will be remembered as being a fun-loving, intellectually curious, and warm grade. They are a group known for their achdus, and the Senior Dinner gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the positive impact this grade had on MTA. The spiritual growth in this grade has been exceptional, as they reached new and impressive heights in their Torah learning.

This is the last grade to graduate MTA who began high school before COVID hit. The boys showed perseverance when faced with the challenging times they experienced as freshmen, and grew into a spirited and hard-working group ready to make their mark on the world. The Class of 2023 definitely left their mark on MTA, and we look forward to following their successes as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.