The college community said goodbye to the class of 2011 on Saturday evening. (Deep Springs categorizes our students based on the year they first enter the student body.) The annual outdoor ceremony was pushed back from afternoon to early evening due to the extreme high temperatures (Death Valley is only 150 miles away) and took place on Gilbert Pass looking southwest over the entire Valley. In addition to the requisite farewell speeches from the first-years, departing second-year students each received a hand-knit cap made from the wool of Deep Springs sheep by staffers Jill Brewer, Adam Nyborg DS’97 and visiting faculty Linda Doss. President David Neidorf spoke at the ceremony, and since it was pitch dark by the time Humanities Chair Jennifer Rapp delivered the keynote address, he assisted her with a camping headlamp in true DS fashion. One member of DS’11 has elected to stay for a third year. Among the institutions the rest are transferring to are Hampshire College, University of Colorado, Brown, and Yale (where there will be seven DS alumni come this fall).