With confetti and bagpipes, Kearsarge seniors celebrate their big day

  • Kearsarge Regional High School graduates celebrates their day Saturday. Kurt M. Wehde—Courtesy

  • Kearsarge Regional High School graduates celebrates their day Saturday. Kurt M. Wehde / Courtesy

Monitor staff
Published: 6/13/2021 9:37:54 AM

Izabella Carley listed off of all things she would have missed if she hadn’t attended Kearsarge Regional High School.

“I never would have met my best friends who have been with me since I met them and I hope they will be with me for many more adventures to come,” she said during the school’s graduation ceremony Saturday. “I wouldn’t have met the classmates I respect, even though they don’t know it. I don’t know what’s in my future but I won’t let it be a repeat of my past.”

Fellow graduate Nina Spinney spoke about the different personalities that made this class special.

“The class of 2021 is a mosaic of athletes, artists, activist as well as hipsters, horse girls and heartthrobs,” said Spinney.

Principal Charles Langille led an address in which he extolled the leadership skills and responsible nature of the 2021 class, with the exception of one incident, which drew laughs from the crowd.

“You should be commenced for all the work you did together, well, except for that one time during spring carnival when you snuck up onto the roof because you thought it would be a good idea to start a rooftop senior lounge,” said Langille.

Among the graduates clad in blue was Bailey Carmody, who plans on attending Plymouth State University, where he hopes to study musical theater and communications. Carmody has a passion for arts and hopes to be able to make things that people will enjoy.

Another graduate, Corrinne Croto, will be going to Utah Valley University to study international business. Croto said the pandemic had forced her to grow up quickly and be a better person.

Class president Jacob Cardillo gave a closing speech in which he talked about the lessons of the last year, calling it “a year to remember.”

“You will remember experiencing a senior year like no other class before. You will remember when the togetherness and community of high school was taken from you in an instant. But most importantly you will remember that you got through it all,” Cardillo said.

At the start of the ceremony, bagpipers heralded graduates’ arrival as the procession of students and teachers made their way through the crowd.

Superintendent Winfried Feneberg expressed how proud he was of the graduating class’s leadership skills.

“Not only have you prevailed in fulfilling all academic requirements for graduation but you have also displayed an outstanding degree of maturity, responsibility, commitment to each other and care for your community,” said Feneberg.

The afternoon culminated in a burst of blue and yellow confetti and ardent applause.

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