Block Island celebrates the Class of 2022 in grand style

Originally released by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and since copied by many others, “Have you ever Seen the Rain” is about the calm before the storm. The narrator predicts this will result in a sun shower, an uncommon weather phenomenon in which the sun is shining, but it’s raining.That metaphor conveys the graduation of the 2022 Hurricanes senior class from the Block Island School, an event held at the Southeast Lighthouse in a steady drizzle this past Sunday, one offering great promise for all the graduates’ sunny and challenging futures.The day was kicked off by Superintendent Dr. Robert Gerardi who spoke of the Robert Fulghum book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” which led him to the kindergarten classroom this week to collect advice for the graduates, drawing widespread laughter from the large crowd assembled. “Remember your roots, don’t waste anything, clean your room, send your parents a nice text, and don’t forget to feed your pets.” Gerardi reminded the graduates that life is too short to wake up with regrets.One of the regrets for many in the crowd was their lack of raingear, but the graduates sat beaming through the entire ceremony decked out

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