Marcus Holloway, a 2007 graduate of Pepperell High, addressed the class of 2020 and gave them advice on making the most of their four years of the high school. Holloway gave a demonstration on making decisions. He invited a freshman on stage to make a choice between something the young man would have to drink. There was one cup as a choice and another choice that would require the volunteer to drink three cups. The freshman picked the one cup. Holloway then revealed the one cup was full of mayonnaise and the three cups were filled with water. “The easy choice is not always the right choice,” Holloway told the freshmen in attendance.
The freshman students all contributed handprints to seal the pledge to finish what they have started and graduate from high school. The handprints were printed on a large banner displayed on the auditorium stage during the ceremony. The large handprint banner will be placed on a wall at the school and taken down at graduation to hang behind the graduates as they participate in their graduation ceremony in 2020.