Good afternoon! My name is Grace Campbell, and I welcome you to the graduation of Boothbay Region High School’s class of 2022.
We are here today to celebrate the class of 2022 for their hard work and perseverance throughout high school, but first, I would like to thank our friends and family and the BRHS faculty. We wouldn’t be where we are today, here on this stage, without their help. They have been there for us through the good and the bad and with us for not only the big moments like college acceptances and AP tests, but also for the small moments.
As we all know, these past couple of years have been difficult. Our class has gone through all different types of school, from regular classes to remote learning. We are the last class to have experienced a full year of typical high school, the kind that every middle schooler dreams of. You know, the spirit weeks, the bonfires, winter carnival, homecoming, prom, and class competitions (not to brag, but we won the hallway our freshman year).
Then we had online school. We thought it was going to be a quick break, but it ended up lasting the rest of the year. We did our biology labs from home with Mrs. Hersom on our screen, our pre-calc tests on our beds, and our AP exams from our kitchen tables.
Then we had the infamous hybrid school. Don’t get me wrong, it was nice seeing people, but AP Calculus AB wasn’t the same with just me and Mr. Powell in cohort A for the entire year.
Now, we have this year. We started the year wearing masks and unsure how it would look, but now as we end it, I think I can speak for everyone when I say that it slayed. We had a real prom for the first time in two years, classes were full of people, and the parking lot was especially full (thank you sophomores).
As my time at BRHS comes to an end I look back fondly on all the experiences I had. I wish you all luck as we all move on to the next step in our lives, whether that be college, trade school, or the workforce. I can’t express my appreciation for our close net community, and the members who have been with us along the way. I consider you all my family. Again I welcome you all to today’s graduation.