Upper Cape graduates lauded for being ‘exceptional’

Jun 6, 2018

An “exceptional” “amazing” and “driven” Class of 2018 left with diplomas from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School on June 3.

Held at the school in Bourne, the commencement featured 166 students.

They will be missed, said Superintendent Robert Dutch.

“They are just a great group of kids you always knew you could count on,” he said. “They are what I would consider high achievers, who are driven to accomplish a great deal.”

During the ceremony, valedictorian Elias Rotondo offered words of encouragement to his classmates.

“As we prepare to face the future, I hope we all have an idea of what we want in life,” he said. “We may not know the exact details, and that’s OK.”

Rotondo told classmates to keep striving.

“We will get to where we want to go, but only after we remember to set goals for ourselves and dream of endless possibilities.”

Wareham’s Fiona McAfee, who was named outstanding vocational student of the year, reminded her classmates how much they matured over the past four years.

“Without realizing it, we became fully functional adults equipped to deal with seemingly impossible situations,” she said.