MILTON — “Dare to act. Dare to grow. Act to turn the world right side up.”
This was the challenge Case Newbury, a social studies teacher, had for the class of 2021 on Saturday during his graduation address.
In the bright summer sun, 123 students graduated June 12 from Milton High School. Newbury called the group one of the most memorable classes in the history of the school.
After a welcome address by Manolis Anemikos, senior chorus members performed a moving rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Colby Allard approached the podium next to introduce his friend Anna Kaigle, who was chosen by her peers to give the senior student address.
“She is a beacon of positivity,” Allard said.
Kaigle, who will be attending Vassar College in the fall, encouraged her classmates to give themselves credit for completing an unprecedented school year. She also thanked parents and the high school’s teachers for their love and support.
Newbury was introduced by student Megan Humphrey. After his address, the MHS concert band prefaced the diploma presentation with “Into the Blue.”
Diplomas were given to students one by one by Superintendent Amy Rex and School Board Chair Rick Dooley.