Senior class advisor Katherine Lenz described the Barrington High School Class of 2012 as “marching to their own beat. You knew what you needed to do and you did it in your own characteristic way."
Faculty speaker Benjamin Fillo, selected by the senior class to address them, said: “Each and everyone of you has touched my life in some way. Who you are does make a difference. The world needs people who realize why they were born."
Student essay speaker Nicholas Holmes said: “We all did it together. Our achievements were all made together. Our robes signify standing together. Our satisfaction comes from working togehter."
Student speaker Elizabeth Chaffee said: “I am proud to graduate with every one of you. We leave here better than when we came. Thank you for everything.”
So they all said at the annual Senior Friendship Services Saturday afternoon on the soccer field outside the high school. The service precedes tomorrow’s Graduation Ceremony at 2 pm.
Partly sunny skies and a few raindrops greeted the seniors as they marched from the high school to the soccer field led by bagpiper Morgan Wilbur. He also led them back through several hundred adoring parents, family members and friends after the 60-minute service.
Assistant Principal Ralph Caruso served as master of ceremonies. A senior ensemble accompanied by Rebecca Guilfoyle performed “Time of Your Life” by Billie Joe and Green Day.
Lenz also took a few minutes to give gifts to the senior class officers. The officers reciprocated with gifts to Lenz and Paula Morrisette, the other senior class advisor who could not attend the service.
A jazz combo greeting everyone as they assembled. See the video to get a taste of the Friendship Service of the Class of 2012.