August 16, 2022

Dighton-Rehoboth Grads Told to Seek Opportunity

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Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School’s graduating class were encouraged to find something that inspires them as they plan their future. The 176 members of the Class of 2022 were cheered on by friends and family as they marched onto the school’s athletic field.

Valedictorian Alexander Tomellini spoke about opportunities in life. “The key is to see the potential for opportunity and be grateful for it,” Tomellini said.  Tomellini also acknowledged the numerous championships won by the school’s sports teams during the past four years.

Salutatorian Graeme Sullivan described his classmates as “doers.” “We do what we want, we do what we can, and we do what we need to do,” Sullivan said, noting the class “hit the ground running” in their senior year after being required to attend classes remotely due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

“We’ve been inspired with life lessons that our teachers, our parents, our guardians and our role models have taught us about respect, making good choices and surrounding ourselves with good people,” D-R Superintendent Anthony Azar told the graduates. “We are in a place in time where people are recognizing the critical value of empathy and the impact we have on others.  You’ve been impacted by extraordinary times since your freshman year and you have inspired all of us.”  

Principal John Gould referenced a quote from Grandma Moses when he said the graduates had shown the “quality of perseverance” and “a commitment to excellence.”

“You did not let the pandemic stop you,” Gould said. “Well done.”

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