Westminster High School principal Michael Lynch is moved by the spirit of all of his students this school year, especially the seniors. He says the graduating class truly came together in a harmonious way as they moved through their high school life.
“Collectively, they are accepting of all unique qualities and differences of one another, and have served as role models on how to embrace diversity, tolerance and one another,” he said. “They are also confident, and are unabashed at sharing with the adults what they feel needs to be improved upon or changed.”
This past year was tough at times for students at WHS with the abduction and death of 10-year-old Westminster girl Jessica Ridgway. But the students at Westminster High school came together to help during that trying time by raising money to feed investigators who were working around the clock.
They also dressed in purple, Ridgeway’s favorite color, for a group photo while signing “I love you” with their hands. The seniors also organized a dodge ball tournament to raise money for the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park.
“The class of 2013 is a strong and spirited class that really wanted to leave a legacy,” Lynch said. “They knew and embraced early in the year that their efforts would continue to have an impact, even after they have graduated. They may be the most involved class I’ve seen, in everything from National Honor Society to STEP Team. “
Athletically, this year’s seniors helped their teams qualify for state in football, volleyball, softball and girls’ basketball.
Seniors also contributed to two plays, “Remember the Main” and “In The Heights” and were involved in other musical performance, helped with the eighth grade orientation, prom and after prom.
“Inspired by senior’s suggestions to leave a legacy, students also helped us paint a mural in the gym that is quite impressive,” Lynch said. “The class of 2013 has also commissioned a senior gift that will be presented next fall during our homecoming activities.”