Personalized commencement recognizes Watershed School’s five graduating seniors

Watershed School graduated five seniors in a personalized commencement ceremony at the Camden Snow Bowl on Saturday, June 12. After successfully completing a year of in-person learning with no Covid 19 cases, Watershed students, families, alumni, and friends eagerly gathered at the outdoor ceremony, which took place on the Snow Bowl’s back deck.

“We made it through challenges unforeseen and not easily overcome – the fear, uncertainty, and confusion of the global pandemic was met with calm, clarity, patience, flexibility, and support from this community,” said Will Galloway, Head of School, in a speech to the audience.  “We are stronger now, clearer in our purpose and teaching practice, our mission has been reaffirmed over and over again by the actions of all of you here today.  It has been an honor.”

The close-knit graduates received hand-painted custom-made diplomas, created for them by fellow students. Each graduate prepared a short speech, in which they highlighted special moments in their education, thanked their families, friends, and faculty, and spoke about how being a part of the Watershed community  has helped them step into young adulthood as capable, confident citizens of the world.

All of the students are moving on to higher education next year: Caleb Edwards will be attending Berklee College of Music; Cameron Hedstrom will be attending the University of King’s College; Alden Lewis will be attending the University of Maine, Orono; Morgan Macdougal will be attending Dalhousie University; and Sarah Morgan will be attending Connecticut College.