Wareham students toss their caps at Upper Cape Tech
More than 50 Wareham students graduated from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School on Sunday, surrounded by their friends, family and peers.
The Outstanding Vocational Technical Student of the Year was Giuliana L’Homme, a Wareham resident. A plumbing and heating student, she spoke of the lessons she learned during her four years at Upper Cape and the skills she will take with her past high school.
Superintendent Roger Forget said L’Homme earned top shop honors every year she was at Upper Cape, and he spoke highly of her leadership skills, her achievements and her role on the varsity soccer and tennis teams.
In her words of advice to graduates, L’Homme quoted one of her former teachers: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”
In all, 56 Wareham residents graduated from Upper Cape in this year’s senior class. Many Wareham students also earned scholarships and other honors.
Wareham residents Nathaniel Thomas, Brendan Cavacas, Jay Franklin and Zoe Iandoli each earned the John and Abigail Adams scholarship, which provides four years of free tuition to Massachusetts state universities, community colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
L’Homme, Sean Ball-Roemer, Heather Cormier, Riley Fox, Morgan Gifford, Glenn Barrows, Timothy Benevides, Jeffrey Ouellette, Christopher Peckham, Margaret DiPasquale, Kimberly Gosselin, Riley Glass, Tucker Lopes, Brady Oaks, Sophia Barrows, Colby McKinnon, Jarred Nawoichik, Haley Peltier, Allison Sciaraffa, Davante Tavares, Stephen Sprague, Katelyn Tokarz and Bernadette Westgate from Wareham also earned various scholarships.
Glenn Barrows, a health technology student, graduated as class treasurer.
After the ceremony, students congregated with their families for pictures and tight hugs. Graduates and parents alike pointed to the sky in excitement as a plane flying over the school dragged behind it a sign reading “CONGRATULATIONS UCT CLASS OF 2022.”