Students of St. Sebastian's School and their parents sat proudly and listened to the kind words of school officials and classmates Thursday morning.
Class valedictorian Brendan Ecclesine of Wellesley told his fellow classmates that he was proud of their work thus far, but there was a bright future ahead that they are being entrusted with.
"I urge you to listen to each other, so that we may better understand one another," he said. "We are the future. We must strive to be great and never settle for mediocrity."