Western Wayne High School Hosts Graduation for Class of 2021

True to the everchanging unique time the 2020-2021 school year was tonight’s graduation had a surprise rain shower as students processed onto the field in their caps and gowns.  Many say that rain is a sign of good luck or a blessing when it falls on an important day, and this graduation day for a class that had their senior year during a global pandemic was truly blessed with the love of all of the families of the graduates in attendance who cheered them on through rain and shine from the stands.  Students each had a limited amount of tickets to give to family members for tonight’s event to lessen the crowd.

Senior Madison McGlone, president of the Class of 2021, gave the Welcome Address.

“Once a Wildcat always a Wildcat,” she told her fellow classmates about how she knows they will always feel welcome back at the district in the future when they stop for a visit.

McGlone then presented the Class Mantle to Morgan Coccodrilli, junior class president.

Senior Celeste Orchard was then named salutatorian with a GPA of 101. Celeste gave a speech on the importance of words.“Words have power over us,” she said.  “Seldom do people celebrate themselves and it is important to celebrate our own value.  I have nothing but pride for myself and for my class.”

Next senior Leonard Maiocco III was announced as valedictorian with a GPA of 101.5.

“It is an honor and a privilege to give the final farewell to the class of 2021,” Maiocco said.  

He discussed the unique school year had by all. “We have faced challenges that no other class has ever had to face,” Lenny continued.  “We persisted and we are here tonight with our family members in the stands.”

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