By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Westborough – It was better late than never when the Westborough High School (WHS) class of 2020 gathered Aug. 1 for their outdoor graduation ceremony – albeit with pandemic-era safety measures. Most of this year’s 264 graduates attended.
The ceremony began with graduating senior Jennifer Brown singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Valedictorian Nishka Pant reminisced about memorable experiences with her classmates while also giving a shoutout to family and faculty. Class President Rhea Balasubramanian advised her classmates to find the power for a revolution of equality.
School Committee Chair Sara Dullea assured the graduating seniors that the entire town of Westborough rallied for them. Superintendent Amber Bock reflected on the range of emotions – from joy to pain – that they endured during the past six months.
Principal Brian Callaghan drew applause when he proclaimed, “We all made it!” Encouraging the graduating seniors to remember the positive side of recent challenges, he noted that they’re WHS’s only class whose senior year began and ended with a parade. He also commended their resilience for making the graduation ceremony occur.
“Congratulations to the great and gritty class of 2020!” Callaghan cheered.
(Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.)