The hour-and-a-half ceremony went off seamlessly, as onlookers packed the bleachers at the school. The seniors marched onto the field as the Barrington High School concert band played the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” Then the Barrington High School choral ensemble sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.
Senior class president Andrew Patton read a witty and poignant essay using the metaphor of water and looking at life with the glass half-full or half-empty.
“Life doesn’t equally distribute the water. You have to learn how to pour your own glass,” he said.
Essayist Meredith Thompson told her fellow students to always be themselves and when they find their niche, revel in it.
Sophie Faxon and Sophia Parker shook the ceremony up a bit by performing a spoken word poetry duet. They told their classmates it’s 2014 and to wake up because they are the future.
Retiring business teacher Karen Proule was honored by senior Ryan Jerue. Ms. Proule taught at the high school for 28 years.
Barrington High School Principal Joseph Hurley gave his charge to the Class of 2014 by praising them for their accomplishments and maturity.
“Although extremely dedicated, talented and committed academically, athletically, through the arts, and with their many extra-curricular activities, this class is good-hearted, has a tremendous social conscience, and quite frankly, is just fun to be around,” Mr. Hurley said.