See Photos from the 2017 Watertown High School Graduation

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A Watertown High School senior watches the hats fly in the air in celebration of the Class of 2017's graduation.

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Watertown High School’s Class of 2017 graduated on Friday. The ceremony was moved inside for fear of bad weather.

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A Watertown High School senior watches the hats fly in the air in celebration of the Class of 2017’s graduation.

Charlie Breitrose

Watertown High School Valedictorian Stella Varnum told her classmates that they should experience new things, meet new people and go new places, because it will build more memories because research shows new experiences shorten the passage of time in people’s minds.

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Sarah Greim, Benjamin Lowry and Talene Pogharian performed “The Parting Glass” for their fellow seniors.

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Class of 2017 Salutatorian Julia Dunoyer encouraged her classmates to let their talents and skills shine, because “as we let ourselves shine we allow others to shine.”

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The scoreboard in the Watertown High School Gym reads “2017” in honor of the graduating seniors.

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Annie Pepanyan sang “Teas in Heaven” during the 2017 graduation ceremony.

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WHS Senior Class President Zachary Rimsa shared the words of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh (via WHS Football Coach John Cacace) to approach their post-graduation life like Harbaugh was taught “to attack this day with enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”

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Twin sisters Jenna and Hanna McMahon performed “I’ll Always Remember You” for their fellow seniors.

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Interim Superintendent John Brackett and Watertown High School Principal Shirley Lundberg led the procession to begin the 2017 WHS Graduation Ceremony. Lundberg remembers all the seniors’ achievements: on stage, in musical performances, in art, in athletics, speaking with State Legislators and even training WHS staff about Kingian Non-Violence techniques. Brackett had some advice he gathered from some wise fourth graders, including “Don’t eat chalk,” and “Remember the people who helped you along the way, and respect them.”

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A Watertown High School senior gets a congratulatory hug after graduating on Friday.

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A 2017 Watertown High School graduate poses for a photo outside the school after the ceremony.

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