Class of 2014 says good-bye to Wilton High

With sunny, 75-degree weather in the forecast, approximately 290 graduating seniors will bid farewell to Wilton High School on Saturday, June 21.

If the National Weather Service’s forecast is right, the 5 p.m. graduation ceremony will take place at Memorial Stadium. Otherwise, the ceremony will move indoors to the field house.

There will be music by the Wilton High School band, orchestra and concert choir throughout the ceremony.

Executive Board President Alex Bendix will welcome the graduating seniors, their families and friends.

Associate Principal Richard Sanzo will introduce the class valedictorian, whose name will not be announced until the ceremony.

Another surprise saved for the occasion is the name of this year’s graduation speaker, who will be introduced by Executive Board Vice President Jean Robert “JR” Bonhomme.

Wilton High School Principal Robert O’Donnell will present the class to Superintendent Gary Richards, who will then present his final commencement speech.

In their blue and white caps and gowns, the graduating class will receive their diplomas, presented by Board of Education Chairman Bruce Likly.

Larkin Brown, senior class co-president, and Anthony Saltarelli, senior class vice president, will present the class gifts to their peers, and Tyler Christensen, senior class co-president, will close the ceremony.

“The class of 2014 is a very special class. They are a class that will be spoken about by many for years to come,” said Amy Korn, Wilton High School business teacher and 2014 class adviser.

“They have truly left Wilton High School a better place than when they arrived.”

Following graduation, all seniors are invited to the “Live from New York, It’s Graduation Night” Post Graduation Party at Middlebrook School at 10:30 p.m.

Read more about the 2014 PGP here.