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Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits At Wilton High's Graduation

Graduates brave the rain as they walk to Wilton High School on Saturday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Graduates and special guests wait for the Wilton High School graduation ceremonies to begin. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
A graduate waves to the camera just prior to the start of the ceremonies. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Excited graduates talk with Kristina Harvey, just out of picture, just prior to the graduation ceremonies. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Umbrellas are a popular item as the rain forced the Wilton High graduation ceremonies indoors. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Umbrellas are a popular item as the rain moved the Wilton High graduation ceremonies indoors. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Katherine Kahal, left, and Sarah Stroup stay dry before the Wilton High School graduation ceremonies. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Gabby Pucci, left, and Julia Davatzes hold up their decorated mortarboards. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
From left, Amanda Greenberg, Brittany Sullivan and Lydia Parapimon, hold up their mortarboards. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Michael DeLissio will attend Penn State in the fall. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Reid Melillo holds his mortarboard and gown just before entering Wilton High School to get ready for the graduation ceremony. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Graduates walk in the rain as they head for Wilton High School to gather for the graduation ceremony. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

WILTON, Conn. -- Rain may have forced the Wilton High School Class of 2015 commencement indoors, but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those in attendance as loud cheers greeted the 328 graduating students as they entered the field house Saturday afternoon.

In a speech at the ceremony, Cooper Pellaton, president of the class's executive board, urged his peers not to rest on their accomplishments and memories but to start anew and seize their opportunities.

"I urge you all to raise your heads and open your eyes," he said. "Be cognizant of the opportunities which lie ahead, and never, never define yourself by what you've done."

Valedictorian Grace Nickel said some of the graduates may be unsure about what lies ahead.

"If you are feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a beginning and not an ending," she said.

Graduation speaker, Kristin Harvey, an English teacher at the school, looked back on the students' four years and commended them for what they brought Wilton High School.

"Class of 2015, members of the Warriors tribe, it has been a profound privilege being a chapter in your life," Harvey said as she urged the students to stay curious, courageous, kind and hopeful.

Graduate Michael DeLissio said the ceremony was a fitting way to end their time at Wilton High.

"It is a really nice way to close off our high school careers," DeLissio said before the ceremony began. He is attending Penn State in the fall and eventually wants to major in business.

Four years ago, he attended the ceremony when his brother, Ryan, graduated. Earlier this spring, he once again attended his brother's graduation -- this time at Indiana University.

"It's just like this but on a bigger scale," DeLissio said about that university's graduation.

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