WHS Graduation Set for Friday Night

Joe Gobiel Class President

Joe Gobiel
Class President

One-hundred-and-twenty-four graduates will receive their diplomas during the Winthrop High School Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies Friday at 6 p.m. at Miller Field. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at the school gymnasium.

Principal Gail Conlon will welcome the gathering to the ceremonies and present her remarks. Conlon is retiring as principal this year.

“I will say a farewell in my own way,” said Conlon. “It’s been a great run.”

Conlon and Vice Principal Robin Kostegan, who is also retiring, will present the diplomas. There will also be a presentation of scholarships.

Superintendent of Schools John Macero will speak during the program. Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Town Council President Peter Gill will congratulate the graduates and join other dignitaries at the ceremonies.

Class Marshals John Dalton and Julia Wallace will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Michael Lessard, class valedictorian who will be attending Harvard, and Nicole O’Brien, class salutatorian who will be attending MIT, will deliver speeches.

Class president Joseph Gobiel will deliver his presidential address near the conclusion of the ceremony.

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