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  • Prelude: Drew Massey, 1999 IMSA Graduate
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Pooja Agarwal, Student Council President
  • Welcome: Pooja Agarwal, Student Council President; Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall, President; Eric McLaren, Principal
  • Musical Selection: Drew Massey, 1999 IMSA Graduate
  • Keynote Speaker: John E. Turlais, 1992 IMSA Graduate

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John E. Turlais

John Turlais graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government. During his time at Harvard, John was awarded the Major League Baseball Scholarship, the John Harvard Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement, the Allston Burr Prize, and the Mark DeWolfe Howe Civil Rights Award. His senior honors thesis on the modem-day Ku Klux Klan received the James Gordon Bennett Prize for best political science writing by a Harvard undergraduate. John was selected from IMSA as the lOth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates. His contract was structured to allow him to attend Harvard University each fall and return to professional baseball in the spring. After retiring from baseball in 1997, John co- authored "The Harvard Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting Your Own Business" which received USA Today's commendation as one of the best small business books of 1999. That same year, John and Richard Lee, IMSA Class of 1992, started ProjectLearn, a program that offers free seminars to rural high school students on how to study more efficiently and take tests more effectively. Currently, John is working with Littauer Investments as the senior investment analyst and will be attending Yale Law School in the fall of 2000.

Eric McLaren FY00 Convocation.pdf (1146 kB)
Eric McLaren FY00 Convocation Remarks

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