Published in May 31, 2019
WAKEFIELD — The Class of 2019 bids farewell to Wakefield Memorial High tomorrow morning in the Charbonneau Field House.
Over 220 will graduate in front of their family and friends during the school’s annual commencement exercise, which begins at 10:30 a.m. While the public is welcome, space is limited and parking will be at a premium so you are advised to get to the venue early.
“The Olympic Spirit” by John Williams will play as people take their seats.
Members of the Class of 2019, led by Class Marshal John Roche, will come into the field house while the Wakefield Memorial High School Band under the direction of Thomas Bankert plays the processional “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.”
The treasurer of the Class of 2019, Rohan Singhvi, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Student Council President Caroline Hurley will lead the salute to the flag, and the Wakefield Memorial High Chamber Singers with Ana Morel directing will perform “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Class President Carter Margolis will welcome everyone to the festivities.
Chair Chris Callanan will speak on behalf of the School Committee.
Doug Lyons will present the Superintendent’s Welcome, followed by first-year Principal Amy McLeod.
The Chamber Singers will perform “And Wherever You Go.”
Isabella Kehoe will give her class essayist address, followed by Salutatorian Caroline Herzog and Valedictorian William Stevens.
“Roots Before Branches” by Adam and Nikki Anders will be performed by the Chamber Singers.
Class of 2019 Vice President Isabella Kehoe will pass the school key to Olivia Lucey, president of the Class of 2020.
Artist Nicholas Major and class Secretary Tara Kelley will present the Class of 2019 banner.
Amy McLeod, Chris Callanan, class President Carter Margolis and Vice President Isabella Kehoe will present the diplomas.
The Wakefield Memorial High Band will play the recessional as the Class of 2019 takes the next step on life’s journey.