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121st Graduation Celebration at Millis High School

Principal Mark Awdycki during Millis High School graduation on June 6, 2024. Photo credit: Millis Public Schools

By Kaitlyn Richards
Student writer
On June 6, after an exciting week of rolling rallies and class days, Millis High School held its 121st graduation ceremony to commemorate the outstanding Class of 2024. 
The incredible ceremony began with wise words from Millis Public Schools Superintendent Robert Mullaney, who congratulated both the graduates and their families. Following Supt. Mullaney, Class President Lucy Sisto, and Class Speaker Olivia Matthews, addressed the crowd. 
Following the speakers, Salutatorian Wilson Copice and Valedictorian Emily Steiner were congratulated for their incredible academic achievements and spoke about their time at Millis High School. 
“Change is bittersweet, letting go of habitual familiarity is uncomfortable, often painful, the prospect of the unknown is simultaneously frightening and exciting,” remarked Steiner in her speech. “Millis is the epitome of a small-town community and culture. I am grateful for all I have learned academically, personally, and socially,” she said.
At the end of her speech, Steiner gave the graduates words of advice. “Don’t settle for living by anyone else’s definition of you. Define yourself. Your life is yours and it won’t last forever. Pursue your passions, step into your skin, and do what’s hard because what is most hard is rewarding.”
After speeches drew to a close, 17 students were recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education for their completion of the Spanish Immersion Program and are graduating members of the International Spanish Academy. 
The ceremony ended with the presentation of diplomas. Every graduating student excitedly walked across the stage to receive his or her diploma and officially become alumni of Millis High School.
The Class of 2024 will certainly be one to remember for years to come. Their legacy follows them throughout their entire high school careers of sporting events, art performances, pep rallies, and dances. Congratulations to all members of the graduating class of 2024!