Photos: yard signs honor high school seniors in front of Town Hall

Jun 2, 2020

About 170 signs are now on display in front of the Wareham Town Hall, honoring the accomplishments of high school seniors in the historic class of 2020. 

Mary Masterson said she decided to organize the project after seeing something similar in another town. After gauging public interest by posting in the “Wareham Matters” Facebook page, Masterson ordered the signs from the Wareham Staples, with funding provided by the Wareham Lowe’s Home Improvement. 

On Tuesday afternoon, June 2, Masterson placed the yard signs on the lawn of the Town Hall honoring graduating seniors at Wareham High School, Upper Cape Cod Technical High School, Old Rochester Regional, Bishop Stang, and The Peddie School, a prep school in New Jersey.

She placed the signs in alphabetical order, each with the name of a Wareham resident graduating this year.

On Tuesday afternoon, she was joined by her son Dominic Gauthier, who is a freshman at Upper Cape, Wareham High School freshmen Mattison Peckham, and Indiana Troupe, their Principal Scott Palladino, and Selectman Peter Teitelbaum. 

Troupe said he was glad to show support for seniors, since many of their traditional senior ceremonies have been postponed or canceled. “If it was us [freshmen] in that situation, we would be devastated,” he said. 

Palladino said that the signs were a nice way to honor the seniors, and are a unique tribute since they include all of the schools that Wareham seniors attend. The signs have also been placed in time for the Wareham High School Cap and Gown Parade on Thursday June 4.

Masterson said that she was happy to see the completed project, and that she chose to not separate the signs by school to create a sense of unity in the town.