Class of 2019 Ivy Day: Better Together

by | Jun 9, 2019

Above: The Class of 2019 walks into East Greenwich High School Friday, June 7, for the last time as students at the end of Ivy Day 2019.

Ivy Day does not disappoint, especially when the weather cooperates, as it did Friday, June 7, for the EGHS senior class annual rite of passage. A largely student-led event, Ivy Day tends to avoid the ponderous pitfalls that befall some graduation ceremonies. The theme of the celebration was summed up best by guest speaker Marielle Kraft, EGHS Class of 2013, who said we are all better together. A glance at the program showed how the EGHS Class of 2019 somehow already knew that, with senior class co-presidents, co-vice presidents, co-secretaries, duel historians and social chairs.

Below are some videos and photos from the event (thanks to Dana Gee for sharing some of hers with EG News). Don’t miss photos of just a few of the senior artists whose work was showcased in the EGHS library following Ivy Day festivities.

Class Marshals Sabrina Neimark and Caleb Gupta. Photo credit: Dana Gee

Gema Santizo sings the National Anthem. Photo credit: Dana Gee

Co-class president Jack Eustis introduces guest speaker Marielle Kraft, but first regaled the audience with the sweetness and togetherness of Thursday’s Grad Walk. Photo credit: Dana Gee

Wyatt DePriest holds up one of the gifts the seniors collected from their old elementary schools during Thursday’s Grad Walk. Photo credit: Dana Gee

Senior Class co-president Petranea Smith welcomes everyone to Ivy Day. Photo credit: Dana Gee

Senior Class Co-Secretaries Delaney Kelley and Shannon Lake explain the significance of planting ivy on Ivy Day: “Our roots are embedded in this school.”



Class historians Margaret Thompson and Chloe Moss recount the Class of 2019’s four years at EGHS.

Guest speaker Marielle Kraft, herself an EGHS Ivy Day senior just six years ago.

Senior Class Co-Vice President Wyatt DePriest after introducing Outstanding Senior of the Class of 2018 Jonathan Padrazo.

The Senior Class Council says thank you to their (3) class advisers: Krista Harvey and Erin Woulfe and not-so-shadow adviser Dana Gee.

Outstanding Senior of the Class of 2019, as chosen by the EGHS teachers: Samantha Caterson.

Social chairs Lee Lange and Hunter Piacitelli present the class gift: better seating and tables for the outdoor Senior Circle.

Ivy chain of juniors leads the EGHS Class of 2019 into Ivy Day. Photo credit: Dana Gee

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June 9, 2019 12:17 am

I recall my ivy day at eghs in 1973…some forgettable speaker spoke about bycycles… guess they were at a loss for speakers that year…

Eric Knight
Eric Knight
June 10, 2019 7:10 am

I remember my Ivy Day in 1992. Good times at EGHS!!!!

Donna Wilson Rice
Donna Wilson Rice
June 10, 2019 10:17 am

Ivy Day is such a great tradition. I am so happy to see that it has continued through the years. Also, nice to see the guys participating in the ivy chain.


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