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.