By Laura Hayes, Contributing Writer
MARLBOROUGH — Dressed in black gowns and colorfully-decorated caps, Marlborough High School seniors walked across the stage at the John G. Noble Field on June 5 and graduated.
A total of 258 students received their diplomas.
The ceremony featured pre-recorded remarks from School Committee Chair and Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Superintendent Michael Bergeron, Principal Daniel Riley, Valedictorian Amy Shanahan and Salutatorian Roey Chen.
The a cappella choir performed the National Anthem.
Graduation itself was held in three sessions, beginning at 10 a.m.
Allison Lucas, who served as the student representative to the School Committee, spoke live at the 10 a.m. ceremony.
“I know this isn’t the year we wanted,” Lucas said.
She said that when she pictured her senior year, she didn’t imagine that it would take place during a pandemic. Lucas advocated for not dwelling on what could have been and, instead, looking forward to the future.
“Despite the fact that we lost so much, we kept our heads up and we pushed through,” she said. “You should all be so proud that you’re here today.”
Vigeant also spoke live.
“This class went through a lot more this year than anyone in the history of the city, and we’re really proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish,” he said.
After every student received their diplomas, graduates tossed their caps in the air.
“Marlborough is your home, and will always be there for you,” said Bergeron.