By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
The ceremony concludes with the graduates tossing their caps into the air.
Westborough – The weather cooperated June 6 for the outdoor graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015 at Westborough High School (WHS), where 293 diplomas were presented.
Speakers included Superintendent Amber Bock; WHS Principal Brian Callaghan; School Committee Chair Nicole Duca Sullivan; Zachary Bloch, class president; Shreedhar Deshpande, valedictorian; and Anuraag Gopaluni, salutatorian. Music was provided by the Westborough High School Band, under the direction of Evan Boyle, and the Senior Choral Union, conducted by Alyson Greer Espinosa.
Scholarships totaling over $120,000 were awarded to graduates.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Valedictorian Shreedhar Deshpande shares personal experiences with his classmates. Nick Goetz and Katherine Nikopoulos get their photo taken. Adam Gibbs and Gerad Sockol pose for a photo for a friend. Erin McCarthy and Alli Raissipour wait together in the lobby for the ceremony to begin. Mary Kenyon provides bubbles for her row of graduates. Zach Tretter carries his diploma with one hand and high fives another graduate with the other. Alex Sharma and Vivek Subramaniam take a selfie together. Ellen Waite arrives prepared with a bag of popcorn. Class President Zachary Bloch welcomes everyone to the ceremony. Vivian Ma wipes lipstick from Connor Hounslow’s cheek. Waiting in the lobby together are (l to r) Hollie Donovan, Sonya Mirchandani, Kylie O’Donoghue, Shayna Blackwell and Molly Stone. Waiting for the ceremony to start are (l to r) Katie Farmer, Nicole Gagliano and Alli Carlo. Allyson Ledoux and Sean Chau pose for a photo for a friend. Stephen Falvey, Oren Dennett and Alex Sharma enter the field. Rebecca Piscia and Genevieve Ryder spot folks they know in the stands. Ryan Neil and Jack Pierce enter the field. Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” are (l to r) Robert Herstedt, Joel Reske, Zack Tretter, Connor Hounslow and Mike Heffernan. Molly Stone, Alli Raissipour and Irene Benites sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Maddison Avergon, Susannah Speed and Heesun Jun sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Salutatorian Anuraag Gopaluni plays the song “Anuraag” into the microphone. Kevin Casey returns to the seats with his diploma. Michelle Cheng is ready to attend Cornell University and Jen Hu is going to the University of Michigan. Graduates express themselves with decorated caps. Families and friends cheer for the graduates from the stands.