If you attended a local high school this year as a senior, chances are, you graduated this past weekend. High schools all over our region held commencement ceremonies this past weekend despite the chillier temperatures. Schools including Windsor, Hanover, Woodstock, and Kearsarge, to name a few, all graduated their Classes of 2016.
YCN was at Kearsarge’s commencement on Saturday, where 133 seniors were handed their diplomas and received kind words from family, friends, and school staff.
Valedictorians Devon Fortier and Aiden Terhune, spoke to the crowd, with Fortier telling her inspiring story of beating cancer and fighting diabetes while also maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
Principal Robert Bennett announced that the class would beat the rain, as cloudy skies loomed overhead. Fortunately, that’s exactly what they did, as rain drops began to fall shortly after the ceremony wrapped up and as students and families hugged one another, a drizzle blanketed them.
Graduates and attendees also received a musical treat from a special chorus made up of students from the school district from the Class of 2028, in the form of God Bless America.