Holliston 2012 Graduation
by Bill Tobin 6/3/12
Sunday, June 3rd was a day for the HHS class of 2012 to rejoice
There was a lot of Pomp and Circumstance at the Rowles Field House on Sunday as 225 students received diplomas.
The High School Band played Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance as the graduates and staff processed into the Field House for the 2012 Commencement Exercises on June 3rd.
Principal Michael Cournoyer and Superintendent Brad Jackson led the way as the staff and graduates followed.
The Marshals of the HHS Class 2013 led the class of 2012.
The gradutates were all smiles as they marched in.
After the senior members of the chorus sang our National Anthem, Andrew DesRochers, Brittney Galeaz an Daniel Larracey presented This Town, an original piece by Andrew Des Rochers.
Principal Michael Cournoyer welcomed the graduates and their families and praised the class of 2012 for their service to the town such as helping the Food Pantry, and the local churches and schools. He advised the grads to do what makes them happy.
Superintendent Brad Jackson told the graduates to measure success by their contributions to society and not by the bank account, and to make the world a better place.
Carlynne Leonard and Natasha Ostapovicz entertained with Stephen Schwartz's For Good.
Class Salutatorian Mizuki (May) Yamakawa introduced the student speakers. She commented that she has a Japanese heritage and thanked all for welcoming her to Holliston.
The commencement address was given by Valedictorian Emily Stebbins. She stressed that the graduates must not fear but not be afraid to face fearful situations. Be bold and realize that without pain there is no gain.
Class President Marshall Cohen thanked the community, teachers, parents for making the class the great class it is. He said we will always be a part of Holliston, wherever we are.
Kathleen Regan sang To Sir With Love, dedicated to Mr. Britton, prior to the distribution of the diplomas.
The graduates are awarded their diplomas by a favorite teacher or staff member of their choosing.
After all diplomas were awarded, the graduates were told to move their tassels to the right side of the cap now that they are officially Holliston High School graduates.
Congratulations to all.