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WESTBROOK - On a sunny, warm evening, 70 Westbrook High School (WHS) seniors proudly walked to their seats for the graduation ceremony accompanied by a favorite Westbrook schools' faculty member of their choosing. This long-standing tradition was once again an essential element of WHS Principal Bob Hale's 20th and last WHS graduation ceremony.
Of the 70 WHS graduating seniors, 85 percent will pursue post-secondary education, while one will enter the military.
Hale was one of two long-serving Westbrook school administrators receiving special recognition at the ceremony. The other was Daisy Ingraham Elementary School Principal Kit Bishop. Both educators will retire at the end of this school year.
Delivering speeches at the event were Hale and several senior class students including class valedictorian Annie Raunikar and salutatorian Samuel Grigo.
The Top Ten Students
Listed below are the top 10 Westbrook High School seniors and the name of the post-secondary institution each will attend:
Annie Raunikar, valedictorian - Bentley University
Samuel Grigo, salutatorian - Brown University
Caroline Labriola - Smith College
Morgan Wilderman - College of the Holy Cross
Sarah Hollis - Vassar College
Christopher Dahl - University of Connecticut
Julie Husted - Southern Connecticut State University
Coral McNary - New York University
Justine Higgins - University of Connecticut
Arden Tomassetti - Stetson University