Watershed Announces Keynote Speaker for Graduation Ceremony

Camden – Watershed School in Camden announced that its 2016 graduation class will hold its ceremony on Saturday, June 11 at the Methodist Church on John Street in Camden at 3:00PM.

According to the Head of School, Will Galloway, the keynote speaker will be Jordan Benissan, African drummer, teacher and collaborator who is currently on the faculty of Colby College.  Benissan has taught and performed at all levels from elementary through college and has previously worked with the Watershed student community.

Watershed’s tradition is for seniors to nominate choices for graduation speakers and Benissan was the overwhelming favorite of the senior class. 

Benissan’s most recent CD, Let Me Play My Music, was nominated for Best World Music Album by Phoenix Magazine, and was featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered”.

According to Galloway, “We are honored that Jordan will be a part of our ceremony and address our school community. He is a high energy and inspirational educator.”

The Watershed School in the heart of Camden is the only private secondary school in the mid-coast area. Watershed School offers an intellectually challenging program which encourages students to strive for personal growth and to make meaningful connections and contributions to the world around them. Applications are still be accepted for fall.  For more information and inquiries visit http://watershed-school.org/ or call them at 230-7341.