Kearsarge graduation: Lessons come in many forms

  • Senior Hallie Andrewski gives her Student Address at Kearsarge Regional High School's graduation on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

  • Class Marshals Molli Mayo and William Moore welcome the Kearsarge Regional High School Class of 2019 to their commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

  • Superintendent Winfried Feneberg addresses the audience during the commencement ceremony at Kearsarge Regional High School on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

  • Kearsarge Regional High School held graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

  • Kearsarge Regional High School held graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Concord Monitor
Published: 6/15/2019 9:22:36 PM

To hear the graduation speakers tell it, the Kearsarge Regional High School Class of 2019 has no lack of commitment, dedication or passion.

During Kearsarge’s 49th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Kearsarge Regional School District Superintendent Winfried Feneberg emphasized these exceptional qualities when addressing the graduates.

“Your commitment to perseverance has allowed you to keep going, even when the path was bumpy and challenging at times and you might have been tempted to give up,” Feneberg said.

Graduates were reminded of their commitment and hard work that went toward receiving an education for the past 13 years. Feneberg emphasized that they have learned how to commit themselves to friends, family and personal goals during their academic careers.

Hallie Andrewski described her time at Kearsarge Regional High School as a “long journey of laughter, love and lots of tears.”

Voted to speak in front of the class of 136 students, she shared tough lessons she has learned throughout her high school career.

“I learned how to have compassion for every person I interacted with,” she said. “You never know if your small act of kindness helped someone through a rough day.”

Andrewski opened up about her brother’s death and her father’s ongoing battle with cancer, stressing the importance of cherishing love and support from family during difficult times.

“They showed me through every loss, heartbreak and mistake, you keep going, finding a new happiness no matter how much you have lost,” she said. “Life goes on. It does not wait for you.”

“I learned there are some mistakes you can’t fix. It’s infuriating and heartbreaking, but it happens,” Andrewski said.

Encouraging her classmates to move on and grow from mistakes they’ve made, Andrewski jokingly added: “No one is perfect. Miley Cyrus agrees with this, so I can’t be wrong.”

Overall, Andrewski said, she wants the Class of 2019 to live without any hesitation because the past doesn’t dictate the future.

“None of us know when our journey is going to end,” she said. “So I want all of you to promise me you won’t waste a second.”

Kearsarge Regional High School Class of 2019

Brendan Akpan, Brayden Allen, Keegan Andrews, Hallie Andrewski, Joseph Baldasaro, Adam Bartlett, Scott Bassi, Hayleigh Battles, Gabriel Benedict, Corryne Blair, Benjamin Boulton​​​​​​​, James Brady, Thornton Brayshaw​​​​​​​, Lea Brunette​​​​​​​, Brandon Bullis​​​​​​​, Kyle Cioffi​​​​​​​, Sarah Clark, Abby Collins, Noah Cooper, Benjamin Corbyn​​​​​​​, Owen Cottrill​​​​​​​, Autumn Couch, Chester Critch, Samuel Deacon, Cailyn Dezotell​​​​​​​, Gavin Drake, Michaela Dunn, Jacob Dupuis, Kodi Elliott, Brayden Esmaili​​​​​​​, Gracie Evarts​​​​​​​, Jacob Fisher, Toni Flynn, Emily Folcik​​​​​​​, Jared Fortier​​​​​​​, Hannah Foye​​​​​​​, Michael Fraioli​​​​​​​, Kaitlin Glidewell​​​​​​​, Zachary Goin​​​​​​​, Josiah Gove​​​​​​​, Gavin Grant, Elizabeth Greason​​​​​​​, Isabella Greason​​​​​​​, Jade Green, Cooper Haley, Kelly Hamilton, Lila Hamilton, Jennifer Hebert, Payten Hebert, Ashlyn Henderson, Nathan Henderson, Kyle Hernon​​​​​​​, Ruby High, Nathaniel Hodge, Cassie Howlett​​​​​​​, Carla Hoyt, Taryn Hubley​​​​​​​, John Jallah​​​​​​​, Nicholas Johnson, Nicholas Jundt​​​​​​​, Charles Aidan Kellogg, Audrey Kenyon, Hunter LaBelle​​​​​​​, Hailey Lacombe​​​​​​​, Lindsey Ladd, Patrick Lee, Chase Lennon, Thomas Lick, Sadie Lockwood, Brady Lombard, Jacob Long, Christopher Lubrano​​​​​​​, Dale MacIntyre​​​​​​​, Olivia MacKenzie​​​​​​​, Lily Magoon, Brynne Mahoney, Kendall Mattice​​​​​​​, Abigail McGee, Carter McLean, Felicia McSweeney​​​​​​​, Russell Mellott, Brodie Messer, Megan Metz, Corbin Montminy​​​​​​​, Reilly Moskalenko​​​​​​​, Madison Neal, Shayla Nichols, Matthew Noyer​​​​​​​, Tate Nurme​​​​​​​, Anya Ortakales​​​​​​​, Wyatt Paddock, Gabrielle Paquette, Trevor Pauling, Christian Peterson, Maxwell Phillips, Trinity Pierce, Ronald Piroso, Annabella Pitta, Jordan Pollard, Joseph Poltack​​​​​​​, Avril Prak​​​​​​​, Krista Rowell​​​​​​​, Megan Roy, Brooke Rozum​​​​​​​, Karl Salathe V, Derek Schoonmaker​​​​​​​, Samuel Schwarz, John Silver IV, Gabrielle Smith, Amber Spillane, Garrett Sprenger​​​​​​​, Bryan St. Jean, Maya Stadler​​​​​​​, Catherine Stearns, Maggie Stone, Kaylyn Storozuk​​​​​​​, Emma Stromak​​​​​​​, Margret Swett​​​​​​​, Alexander Swords, Jasmine Thomas, Ethan Thompson, Cameron Titus, Noah Tremblay​​​​​​​, Andrew Tucker, Emerson Tyler, Tucker Valovic​​​​​​​, Gabriella von Beren​​​​​​​, Jenna Waite, Emilie Webster, Malcolm Wells, Tatiana Whiting, Alyson Wilson, Lillian Woods, Jocelyn Young.

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