Rebecca Phillips, a 2013 member of the student advisory board who first addressed her peers when she ran for eighth-grade class officer, challenged the graduates “to remember each other’s faces. You’ll see them again as they run for office, perform on Broadway or are on the covers of albums and books. Life doesn’t begin and end in high school; it’s a stepping stone.”
Graduation marked a “crazy” transitional time, but mostly, according to senior class president Michael Dillon, it reminded graduates of, “the responsibility we have to serve others for the common good. We all have potential for true greatness. Our contributions will help others face the obstacles of life.”
The Tri-Town Council sponsored an all-night event for the class of 2013 after the ceremony. Parents of seniors and juniors planned the night and volunteered to chaperone, as local businesses also contributed to the effort.