Columbus Academy will honor 105 graduates at its 111th Commencement on Monday, June 3. The outdoor ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Ricky Joshi from Columbus Academy’s class of 1997 will serve as guest speaker for the ceremony.

Ricky is a distinguished entrepreneur and co-founder of Saatva, the pioneering online luxury mattress retailer that has fundamentally transformed the mattress industry since its inception in 2011. Beyond Saatva’s success, Ricky’s influence extends across the e-commerce and retail industries through his board roles at entities like Branch Office, Guardian Bikes and Springdale Ventures. His insights and expertise have made him a sought-after keynote speaker and advisor in the e-commerce domain. Ricky’s entrepreneurial ventures also expand beyond e-commerce in fields ranging from consumer branding to real estate development to film, showcasing his pursuit of innovation.

“I am beyond honored to have the opportunity to address the Academy class of 2024,” stated Ricky, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Business School who resides with his wife Morgan in Austin, Texas. “Academy has always held a deep and profound connection to my own life’s journey. The lessons I learned at Academy, both inside and outside the classroom, have served as a launching pad for everything that has come after. I hope my story inspires future graduates to follow their hearts and chase their dreams with passion, integrity and curiosity.”

Also speaking during the event will be graduating senior Mikey Jauchius, who will deliver the Valedictory Address as this year’s recipient of the Andrew William Cary Cup. Mikey is co-president of the school’s Student Council and has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, one of three from this year’s graduating class headed to a service academy.