Over the weekend, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School held its graduation ceremony. Our former school committee representative Mark Pietrewicz shared the details along with a couple of photos. It prompted me to also check in on what the private high school in town did this year. The private school held its Prize Day earlier this month.
AVRTHS Celebrates Class of 2020
The public vocational school for our district held ceremonies over the course of three days to honor its 266 graduates. Beginning the evening Friday, June 19th, graduates were invited to receive diplomas and pose for pictures in front of families and friends. Attendees for each student were allowed to briefly exit their vehicles to stand and watch/take pictures.
Each graduate was honored separately, scheduled to average 4 minutes per student. Student times were organized by their specialty programs. The ceremonies continued on Saturday and were completed on Sunday. Below are photos posted to Facebook of the advance setup, followed by Pietriwicz’ photos from the event with Principal Mark Hollick at the podium.
The school posted a video address by valedictorian Timothy Moore. You can view that here.
On June 5th, the school shared a video of its virtual Senior Recognitions ceremony. Earlier this spring, 80 faculty members and staff delivered individualized lawn signs to seniors’ homes. On Facebook, the school shared photos of class of 2020 students by specialty programs/classes, and students were invited to participate in a digital yearbook signing.
St. Mark’s School’s virtual Prize Day
St. Mark’s School’s 155th Prize Day graduation ceremony took place on the morning of Saturday, [June] 6, via an online platform. Eighty-three VI Formers officially graduated from the School. An in-person ceremony will take place on campus next June.
An alumnus, a longtime trustee, and a St. Mark’s grandparent, the Right Reverend J. Clark Grew ’58 (and grandparent of three St. Markers), retired Episcopal Bishop of Ohio, delivered the keynote address, while Jack Griffin ’20 was the valedictorian.
The school dedicated a page to details with links to videos (here).