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Milestone moment: Medomak class of 2021

By Christine Simmonds | Jun 10, 2021
Photo by: Christine Simmonds Members of the Medomak Valley High School class of 2021 at the 3 p.m. graduation ceremony June 9 in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — Medomak Valley High School class of 2021 graduated in two outdoor ceremonies June 9.

The ceremonies were at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Salutatorian Sean Sebrey spoke about challenges the class faced. Sebrey described his classmates as underdogs, and spoke about their resilience.

Valedictorian Zachary Cheesman spoke about individuality and success. Cheesman said the class endured hardships, but he was also able to attend school with no pants on.

Student speaker Emma Kunesh talked about her family legacy and her individual impact.

In an emotional moment, principal Linda Pease called the family of Zachary Winpenny to the stage.

Winpenny died in a car crash in December 2020. His family and the school honored his memory as a forever member of the class of 2021.

Family members and graduates were then called to the stage in small groups for diplomas and scholarships.

A photographer was present to capture this moment, and each graduate will receive a photo free of charge.

Videos of the ceremonies were also live-streamed.

 

 

Members of the Medomak Valley High School class of 2021 march to their seats at the start of the 3 p.m. graduation ceremony June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Salutatorian Sean Sebrey speaks at the 3 p.m. graduation ceremony for the Medomak Valley High School class of 2021 June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Valedictorian Zachary Cheesman speaks at the 3 p.m. graduation ceremony for the Medomak Valley High School class of 2021 June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Members of the Medomak Valley High School class of 2021 at the 3 p.m. ceremony June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Sophie Brooks becomes emotional during a portion of the 3 p.m. graduation ceremony at Medomak Valley High School for the class of 2021 June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
A member of the Medomak Valley High School class of 2021 after receiving her diploma June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
A Medomak Valley High School 2021 graduate and family pose for photographs during the 3 p.m. ceremony June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
Hannah Marsden receives her diploma at the class of 2021 graduation ceremony at Medomak Valley High School June 9. (Photo by: Christine Simmonds)
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