Wahconah had opted to delay graduation exercises until it was considered safe enough to bring everyone together — a gathering that was still limited because of the novel coronavirus. Everyone wore masks, stayed in their respective "pods" outlined on the field, and stayed 6 feet apart.
The voters will have the ultimate say, in the first of what could be a two-stage vote in the member towns. A positive vote on Saturday will commit the district to the new Wahconah, with an estimated local price tag of about $42 million, after the Massachusetts School Building Authority determines its ultimate level of participation.
Whitcomb told the students that no matter what they were doing — whether athletics, academics or some other pursuit — the secret to success is to surround yourself with successful people and feed on them.