Ruby Cramer '04 is 2023 Graduation Speaker
Ruby Cramer, a 2004 graduate of Kent School will be the Graduation Speaker at Kent School’s fifty-fourth Graduation ceremony on June 7. Cramer is now a national political enterprise reporter at The Washington Post, writing long-form narratives about the people shaping politics. For the Post, she has published portraits of key political figures, including the women in both parties who help tell the story of this unprecedented time in American government and public service.
She joined The Post in 2022 after covering politics and campaigns at Politico Magazine and BuzzFeed News, where she traveled the country covering presidential campaigns. Ruby started in journalism as a fact-checker at the CBS Evening News and as a research assistant for the late writer Michael Hastings. She grew up in Chestertown, and graduated from Kent School in 2004, before attending St. Andrew’s School in Delaware. After high school, she studied at Vassar College in New York, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nancy Mugele, Head of Kent School said, “We are delighted that Ruby is returning to Kent School to share some of her educational and professional experiences with the members of our Class of 2023 and everyone attending Graduation. When I contacted Ruby to ask her to speak, she said she would be happy to. In fact, it was her teachers at Kent School who inspired Ruby to develop her writing skills and find her voice through writing.” Mugele continued, “I am happy that Ruby will be able to reconnect with some of her Kent School teachers at Graduation. I am sure it will be incredibly rewarding for those teachers.”
Each year, Kent School celebrates its graduating class with a ceremony that features student speakers and a guest alumni speaker. Nancy Mugele said, “We try to select an alumna or alumnus to whom students can connect. Our graduates and alumni share the same school traditions and memories but our alumni have moved on to purposeful careers and life experiences. We hope that our graduates can see themselves on different paths to success and be inspired by the accomplishments of our guest speakers.”
Kent School, located on the bank of the Chester River in historic Chestertown is an independent school serving boys and girls in Preschool through Grade Eight. Kent School's mission is to provide an inclusive community designed for effective learning, immersed in the natural environment. Our school is research-driven and committed to nurturing our students’ potential for active citizenship in a connected world through academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence.