2021 PHS Graduation

Graduates snap and clap along to a performance by the Pittsfield High School choir at the Pittsfield High School graduation ceremony at the school. Sunday, June 6, 2021.

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2021 PHS Graduation

Graduates celebrate by throwing their hats and a few beach balls in the air after the Pittsfield High School graduation ceremony at the school. To purchase our photos, visit SmugMug.com

District: Pittsfield Public Schools

Graduation location: Pittsfield High School athletic field

Graduating seniors: 187

2021 PHS Graduation

Classmates help each other get ready before the start of the Pittsfield High School graduation ceremony at the school. Sunday, June 6, 2021. To purchase our photos, visit SmugMug.com

Student Council President: Ryan Muller

Quote: In a speech that referenced Dr. Seuss's Oh, The Places You'll Go, Muller said, "Now go, Generals, find your mountains wherever they may be."

2021 PHS Graduation

Student Council President Ryan Muller speaks at the Pittsfield High School graduation ceremony at the school. To purchase our photos, visit SmugMug.com

"The mountains that we move will be enormous and will shape the future."

Class Council Member: De'Lisia Adorno

Quote: "We know that keeping our cameras off when they were supposed to be on was a bit depressing. However, the endless amount of time, support and care present did not, and still does not go unnoticed. I think our unity made this journey worth the ride. And with this unity, that we had to recreate, we experienced a unique senior year, rich with meaning and appreciation."

Class Council Member: Sadiya Quetti-Goodson

Quote: "You are the innovators and creators of the future, and right now you are free to do what you want to do. So do what makes you feel happy. Do what you can to improve the world. Live the life that you want to live - how you want to live it. I additionally believe that it is of the utmost importance to clarify and remind everyone that no one measures your success except yourself. In this next chapter in your life, do not limit yourself to what others think you are capable of. So challenge yourself. Don't take no for an answer and don't let others determine or dictate your success."

"You are powerful, intelligent, beautiful, phenomenal human beings and I am honored to be your peer."

2021 PHS Graduation

Yan Ming “Gary” Zheng delivers the Welcome Address in Mandarin at the start of the Pittsfield High School graduation ceremony at the school. Sunday, June 6, 2021.

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Memorable moments: 1. Multilingual class "greeters" kicked off the ceremony with a welcome address; in Mandarin, Spanish, French, Portuguese and English, the greeters said what roughly translated as: "Welcome to our 'home under the dome.' We want you to know that everyone is welcome here at Pittsfield High School."

2. Musical performances were abundant throughout the ceremony — starting with the national anthem, sung by Julia Ostellino-Moran, followed by performances by the PHS band, chorus, and the orchestra.

2021 PHS Graduation

Julia Ostellino-Moran sings the National Anthem at the start of the ceremony. To purchase our photos, visit SmugMug.com

— Stephanie Zollshan

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