Warwick High School’s Class of 2015

By on June 10, 2015

Fifty-ninth annual commencement held at Calvary Church June 9.

Three hundred and sixty Warwick High School seniors entered Calvary Church early Tuesday evening. Three hours later, they emerged as the newest batch of Warrior alumni.

The WHS class of 2015 honored Madelyn Class as valedictorian and Michael Perezous as salutatorian, and shared emotional memories through motivational speeches from the class’ top-ranked students and an unforgettable closing address from class president J.J. Vulopas.

Warwick pride swelled in the auditorium as Vulopas connected the dots between Dora the Explorer, peanut allergies, and the Aevidum mantra of “we’ve got your back.” The student addresses, along with encouraging send-offs from Superintendent April Hershey, Principal Ryan Axe, and school board president Timothy Quinn, upheld the common theme of community. As the class of 2015 ventures into a new world, that common bond will stay with each graduate every step of the way.

 

Senior class officers start the countdown for the mortarboard toss. (Left to right) Brogan Galbreath, Howland, and Vulopas. Class secretary Samantha Wilson is behind Vulopas. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Senior class officers start the countdown for the mortarboard toss. (Left to right) Brogan Galbreath, Howland, and Vulopas. Class secretary Samantha Wilson is behind Vulopas. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Front and center during the class president's closing remarks are (left to right) Christopher Borg, Matthew Blevins, and Kobi Biemesderfer. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Front and center during the class president’s closing remarks are (left to right) Christopher Borg, Matthew Blevins, and Kobi Biemesderfer. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Austin Maguire (left) and R.J. Samuels. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Austin Maguire (left) and R.J. Samuels. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Warwick Superintendent Dr. April Hershey greets graduate Erik Q. Seeber. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Warwick Superintendent Dr. April Hershey greets graduate Erik Q. Seeber. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Marissa Cristini is all smiles as she exits the stage at Calvary Church. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Marissa Cristini is all smiles as she exits the stage at Calvary Church. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

J.J. Vulopas makes his M&Ms analogy during Tuesday night's closing speech. (Preston Whitcraft)

J.J. Vulopas makes his M&Ms analogy during Tuesday night’s closing speech. (Preston Whitcraft)

Madeyln Class is the head of her class. She was named Warwick's 2015 valedictorian Tuesday night. (photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Madeyln Class is the head of her class. She was named Warwick’s 2015 valedictorian Tuesday night. (photo by Preston Whitcraft)

A series of moving student addresses demonstrated the closeness of Warwick's class of 2015 during Tuesday night's commencement. This touching moment shows valedictorian Madelyn Class receiving a tearful embrace from class vice-president Will Howland as president J.J. Vulopas looks on with pride. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

A series of moving student addresses demonstrated the closeness of Warwick’s class of 2015 during Tuesday night’s commencement. This touching moment shows valedictorian Madelyn Class receiving a tearful embrace from class vice-president Will Howland as president J.J. Vulopas looks on with pride. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Sharon Christner's commencement speech was titled "Fearfully and Wonderfully." (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Sharon Christner’s commencement speech was titled “Fearfully and Wonderfully.” (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Erik Homberger gets a hug from mom (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Erik Homberger gets a hug from mom (Preston Whitcraft photo)

A Vulopas moment. J.J. gets his diploma from his mother. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

A Vulopas moment. J.J. gets his diploma from his mother. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

In the tradition of "Pomp and Circumstance," the evening ends with the collective vault of graduation head gear. The 360 members of Warwick's class of 2015 are now alumni. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

In the tradition of “Pomp and Circumstance,” the evening ends with the collective vault of graduation head gear. The 360 members of Warwick’s class of 2015 are now alumni. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Warwick's top academic students addressed their classmates during June 9 commencement. (Left to right) Michael Perezous, Madelyn Class, Sharon Christner, and Drew Carson. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

Warwick’s top academic students addressed their classmates during June 9 commencement. (Left to right) Michael Perezous, Madelyn Class, Sharon Christner, and Drew Carson. (Preston Whitcraft photo)

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