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Pomp, Circumstance, and Educational Philanthropy


It's that time of year. The strains of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1 in D Major echo across the nation as high school seniors, college upperclassmen, and their families gather for graduation ceremonies. In the lower grades, preschoolers are becoming kindergarteners, fifth and sixth graders are "graduating" into middle school, and middle schoolers are looking forward to high school.