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Medomak Valley graduates 128

$193,353 in scholarships given
By Beth A. Birmingham | Jun 06, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham McKenzie Belcher wipes away tears of sadness and joy during Medomak Valley High School's graduation ceremony June 5. Belcher was one of many who received scholarships for furthering her education.

Waldoboro — One-hundred and twenty eight students graduated from Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro June 5.

"The community is what brings us success through love, support, and encouragement," said Maria Ennamorati as she began her salutatory address to the Class of 2013.

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Ennamorati and valedictorian Emily Leach paid tribute to their classmates and the community through words from such musical legends as The Beatles, Queen, John Lennon, Rihanna, and Tom Petty.

"The memories we have made at Medomak are unforgettable. Take them with you next year, but leave room for the new experiences that come your way," said Leach.

Samantha Wadsworth sang the national anthem and Vincent Vannah, senior class president, gave the opening greeting. Classmate Grace Jameson sang a musical selection "The Call," and athletic director Matthew Lash gave the evening address.

Numerous students received scholarship and awards, totaling $193,353.

Diplomas were presented by Principal Harold Wilson and Superintendent Susan Pratt.

The MVHS teachers did not march in with graduates, but took their respective seats at the front of the gymnasium — where they received a standing ovation from the graduating class for their support throughout the years.

Courier Publication reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Salutatorian Maria Ennamorati and Valedictorian Emily Leach pose before heading to give their address to the 2013 graduating class at Medomak Valley High School. Their message: "Live your life with arms wide open." (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Grace Jameson sung "The Call" as a musical selection with a message to her fellow graduates during MVHS ceremony June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Graduated and happy are Bethany Hanson and Mikaela Hersom-Lilly following MVHS's commencement ceremony June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Sending a hero's thank you to the crowd during commencement ceremonies at MVHS June 5 is Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet prior to receiving his diploma from Principal Harold Wilson and Superintendent Susan Pratt. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Senior Samantha Wadsworth sings the national anthem to open the Medomak Valley High School Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremony June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Members of the MVHS teaching staff sit in their respective seats during commencement June 5. Medomak Valley Education Association President and MVHS math teacher Paul Forest, seated at center, noted earlier in the day more teachers are involved in Project Graduation than in any year prior. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
During the MVHS graduation ceremony June 5, those entering a division of the United States services were recognized. Those are, from left, Devon Sproul (United States Marine Corps); Tyler Dustin (United States Army); Mark Sweet-Lindsey (USMC); Dylan Look (Army National Guard); Abigail Maguire (US Army); Isaiah Timberlake (USMC); and Danielle Lawson (United States Navy). (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Cyril Miller serves as marshal for the Class of 2013 at Medomak Valley High School during graduation June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Marching in during commencement at MVHS June 5 are Superintendent Susan Pratt and Principal Harold Wilson, followed by Assistant Principals Tamra Philbrook and Andrew Cavanaugh, and Athletic Director Matthew Lash, who gave the evening address. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The Medomak Valley High School Band plays the processional as the Class of 2013 marches into commencement June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Posing prior to taking their big walk down commencement lane at MVHS June 5 are, from left, Megan Boyington, Tonya Barlett, Derek Hall and Brent Barrows. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Seniors Angela Gray, Jewelia Dickinson, and Mikaela Hersom-Lilly enjoy a moment prior to graduating from Medomak Valley High School June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Not quite sure what the message is but Ivan Johnson definitely wanted some attention during commencement exercises June 5 at MVHS. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Members of the graduating Class of 2013 from MVHS give a thankful standing ovation to their teachers, seated on the sideline, for their support throughout the years. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Salutatorian Maria Ennamorati and Valedictorian Emily Leach give their combined address to the Class of 2013 of MVHS June 5. Their speech included quotes from songs from favorite musicians, like "It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for us, and we're feeling good." (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Superintendent Susan Pratt addresses the Class of 2013 during MVHS commencement June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
James Oldroyd receives his diploma from MVHS Principal Harold Wilson and Superintendent Susan Pratt during commencement ceremonies June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Skye Woods shakes hands with Principal Harold Wilson and Superintendent Susan Pratt while receiving her diploma from MVHS June 5. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Kim Lincoln | Jun 06, 2013 14:36

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Posted by: Susannah Hatch | Jun 06, 2013 12:15

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