June 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Seniors, postgraduates, and their families join administrators and teachers at the Gelston House for a special evening celebration. The reception runs from 5:30 to 7:00, providing time for family photographs. Afterwards, we take a class photograph as well. Then, the buffet dinner begins. As everyone enjoys dessert, the program starts. The focus is on each student, as the Headmaster and College Counselor present Appreciation Book Awards. Teachers select these books for their students on the basis of demonstrated interests and aspirations. After the Headmaster presents the last book and the applause subsides, we conclude with a few instructions about the big day to follow. Since the main dining room at the Gelston House accommodates 160 guests, Franklin Academy initially allocates five tickets for each family.