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WHS 2018 Graduation to be shown on cable TV in Wells and Ogunquit

posted Jun 20, 2018, 8:57 AM by Michael Richards
Wells High School held its 115th graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 10th awarding 102 students (100 % of the class) their diplomas. 

The ceremony will be shown on Spectrum® Channel 3 in Wells and Ogunquit beginning June 20rd and running through July 8th at the following times:  Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 p.m. 

Following the Processional, the proceedings got underway with a group of seniors singing the national anthem “a cappella style”.  WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy acknowledged the Wells-Ogunquit communities for their generous support of $120,000 for scholarships awarded at Convocation the previous Thursday.   She also highlighted the numerous academic, artistic, athletic and other achievements and success of the Class of 2018.  During her comments, she noted that the Class of 2018 had raised $68,000 this past year for local charities and had volunteered 8,000 hours in community service.  “You are compassionate, resourceful, skilled and dedicated young adults,” the principal said at one point.  

In her closing remarks, Sheehy stated, “You each are well prepared for the uncertain and thrilling years ahead of you.  My hope is that you will continue to lead your life with the character and poise you have displayed over your years here at Wells High.   On behalf of everyone at Wells High School, I am deeply grateful for all that you have given to our school and communities.  We all wish you the very, very best.”  

Speeches were also made by Class Valedictorian Estelle Reardon and Salutatorian Anya Chase.  This year’s commencement speaker was Wells High School Class of 2004 alumnus and musician/rapper, Ryan Peters, known professionally as “Spose”.   Peters’ speech, in part, dealt with his life after high school and moving towards his goal of becoming a successful musician.  At the end of his speech. Peters received a standing ovation.  Also on stage that day assisting with the ceremony was Assistant Principal Josh Gould, Class Vice President Ryan Norton, Class President Madison Szczygiel and School Committee members Jason Vennard and Helena Ackerson. 

Graduates singing the national anthem
Singing the Star Spangled Banner at the 2018 WHS Graduation are from left: Kate Perry, Kylie Belanger, Raven Goodell, and Delaney McDonnell

Commencement address by Spose
At the podium delivering the 2018 WHS Commencement Address is Ryan Peters also known as Spose.  Behind him and sitting left to right is WHS Assistant Principal Josh Gould, Class Vice President Ryan Norton, Class President Madison Szczygiel and WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy.
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