Class of 2019 marks Hudson High’s 145th graduation exercises

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Hudson – The 145th graduation exercises took place June 2 for 172 class of 2019 graduates at the Hudson High School (HHS) gymnasium. While delivering welcoming remarks, Class President Michael Sourial expressed gratitude to teachers, coaches, family and friends, and town residents.

Superintendent Dr. Marco Rodrigues praised the class of 2019’s accomplishments, adding that they embody the dictionary description of the word “perseverance.” Interim Principal Jonathan Bourn compared the graduates’ new beginnings to the “Star Wars” films’ hopeful quest for future ventures.

Valedictorian Sean Morton discussed the concept of home and encouraged his classmates who are bound for college, the military or a work position to always keep Hudson in their hearts. Salutatorian Maya Levine offered a light-hearted explanation of how lessons learned from sometimes unpopular academic subjects are actually beneficial.

Class Vice President Dominique Chaves continued her leadership role by instructing the graduates to turn tassels from right to left side of their caps.

Music was provided by the HHS Concert Band conducted by Jason Caron; and HHS Camerata, an a cappella group under the direction of Jeannette McLellan.

Saxophonists Robert Zina and Jake Barry perform with the Hudson High School Concert Band. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Saxophonists Robert Zina and Jake Barry perform with the Hudson High School Concert Band. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Class Vice President Dominique Chaves and Matthew Frias pose for a photo before the ceremony. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Class Vice President Dominique Chaves and Matthew Frias pose for a photo before the ceremony. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
A classmate photographs Meghan Collins and Leah Chagnon prior to the graduation ceremony. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
A classmate photographs Meghan Collins and Leah Chagnon prior to the graduation ceremony. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Tasha Flood and Sadie Frade-Morel sing the national anthem with HHS Camerata. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Tasha Flood and Sadie Frade-Morel sing the national anthem with HHS Camerata. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Stefano Maiuri waves as he enters the gym at the beginning of the ceremony. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Stefano Maiuri waves as he enters the gym at the beginning of the ceremony. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Salutatorian Maya Sourial explains how lessons learned are beneficial. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Salutatorian Maya Levine explains how lessons learned are beneficial. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Valedictorian Sean Morton discusses with classmates the concept of home. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Valedictorian Sean Morton discusses with classmates the concept of home. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Celina Chaves sings an a cappella solo of the Dolly Parton song “Jolene.” Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr
Celina Chaves sings an a cappella solo of the Dolly Parton song “Jolene.” Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr
Class President Michael Sourial expresses gratitude on behalf of classmates. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Class President Michael Sourial expresses gratitude on behalf of classmates. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
After getting his diploma, Tyler Simonenko gets his photo taken. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
After getting his diploma, Tyler Simonenko gets his photo taken. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Jacqueline DeProfio reacts to cheers while receiving her diploma. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Jacqueline DeProfio reacts to cheers while receiving her diploma. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.