Watertown High School’s Class of 2015 celebrated completing their school career, and said good bye during Friday’s graduation ceremony.
In front of packed stands at at Victory Field, 181 students received their diplomas. (See the list of graduates here).
Valedictorian Molly Day noted that students spent more than 4,500 hours on campus during their four years at WHS. The school provided them with some perspectives that not every high schooler gets.
“We live in a world with many perspectives,” Day said. “Some people’s families have been here for three or more generations, some have only recently moved to town or only recently moved to the United States in general.”
Salutatorian Julia Thompson thanked her fellow grads for the “best years of my life.”
“It has been an honor and pleasure to travel through high school with you beside me,” Thompson said.
Senior Sarah Rahim pumped up the crowd with her recitation of her poem, “It’s Time To Flip The Page.”
The issue of the WHS mascot was not mentioned specifically, but signs of support for the Raiders could be seen and heard. At least one grad put the cartoon of the running Indian on his graduation cap.
Senior Class President Kayla Johnson noted that Watertown has become title town, and noted the many Middlesex League, Section and State titles won during their four years, including two State titles this year – field hockey and boys’ ice hockey.
She concluded her speech by saying: “Once a Raider. Always a Raider.”
WHS Principal Shirley Lundberg said has been impressed by the many accomplishments of Watertown High School students, and told the grads that the should aim high and work hard because “a hard work effort will take you farther than natural talent can.”
She added: “Watertown Raiders, you are amazing!”