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2014 Graduations

Premium Content Last day of high school for Ledyard grads, first day of summer

 June 21, 2014; Updated: 11:02 pm

Dressed in blue or white caps and gowns, Ledyard High School's Class of 2014 confidently marched in two files — one right and one left — around the athletic field Friday evening.

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Premium Content Fitch grads urged to use their talents to make the world better

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 9:12 pm

Hundreds of family members, friends and relatives packed the stands at Robert E. Fitch High School's Dorr Field to watch the Class of 2014 receive their diplomas.

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Premium Content A night of joy and tears at Wheeler High School graduation

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 9:03 pm

North Stonington educators regaled Wheeler High School’s 55 new graduates and four foreign exchange students Thursday with stream-of-consciousness lists of people, events and themes from their 13 years of schooling.

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Premium Content 533 graduate from Norwich Free Academy

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 9:13 pm

With 156 years of experience in its resume, Norwich Free Academy has become an expert at graduation ceremonies.

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Premium Content Lyme-Old Lyme students showed they could 'adapt to any situation,' including school construction

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 9:10 pm

The sun shone brightly on the field by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Friday evening as blue and white balloons bobbed in the breeze, and the senior class warmly remembered their high school years and congratulated each other on their bright futures.

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Premium Content Life-changing moment recalled at Stonington High School graduation

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 9:05 pm

An incident last Friday not only changed Haley Barravecchia's graduation speech at Stonington High School Thursday but also her outlook on life.

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Premium Content Grasso Tech grads told they are the 'new future heroes'

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 9:04 pm

Holding in his hand a list of the 121 graduates from Ella T. Grasso Technical High School Class of 2014, State Board of Education member Charles Jaskiewicz on Friday told graduates they were the “new future heroes that deal with reality.”

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Premium Content Waterford grads celebrate their big day

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 9:01 pm

Waterford High School's 190 seniors were the first to graduate Wednesday after completing a full year at the new high school filled with 21st century gadgets such as interactive white boards and Wi-Fi in every room and thus have high expectations to...

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Premium Content East Lyme graduation: Joy and reflection

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 9:14 pm

As the soon-to-be graduates of the East Lyme High School Class of 2014 awaited their diplomas on Wednesday evening, their principal asked them to think of themselves as freshmen.

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Premium Content Gibney retiring as Stonington teacher and coach

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 9:14 pm

When Stonington High School teacher and softball coach Ann Marie Houle was in her senior year at the high school, she found herself in a physical education class with all freshmen.

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Premium Content Marine Science Magnet High graduates first class in Groton

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 3:07 pm

A group of 23 seniors became the first graduates of the 3-year-old Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton on Tuesday.

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Premium Content A word of advice for Montville High School grads: Courage

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 7:50 am

Thirty-one years after his own graduation from Montville High School, retired Army Col. Kevin Brown told Class of 2014 graduates at his alma mater that being scared is OK, and what really counts is finding the courage to continue.

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Premium Content Three Rivers Middle College Magnet High School grad list

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 9:15 pm

Thirty-one students graduated Tuesday from Three Rivers Middle College Magnet High School.

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Premium Content Tennant-Zinewicz School holds final graduation ceremony

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 2:59 pm

The school, run by Natchaug Hospital, will close this month as a high school clinical day program, and the building will be converted into a preschool center housing the city’s Family Resource Center classes.

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Premium Content Norwich, Waterford, Clinton police officers among those to graduate tonight

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 2:26 pm

The recruits have completed an 880-hour basic training curriculum at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, encompassing academic and practical skills, firearms, defensive tactics, patrol driving, penal code, motor vehicle law, laws of arrest,...

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Premium Content NFA program gives graduates a boost

 June 12, 2014; Updated: 12:14 am

Norwich Free Academy's post-graduate Life Skills, Employment, and Adult Development program started with just four students; this year, there are 12, and next year, NFA anticipates that 15 will be enrolled.

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Premium Content For New London High School grads, 'the next step begins'

 June 11, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

Superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer lauded the perseverance and courage of a handful of students who overcame long odds — such as family tragedy, language barriers and medical conditions — to realize the goal of graduating high school.

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Premium Content Confident NFA senior skilled in the art of public speaking

 June 8, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

Steven Craney was 11 when he had to attend a town government meeting to earn his Boy Scout merit badge.Steven sat at the packed Franklin town meeting listening to residents criticize the school budget and his teachers try to defend sports,...

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Premium Content Fitch senior rises to life's challenges

 June 5, 2014; Updated: 12:51 pm

If she could go back in time, Mia Hazel said she would. "I would do freshman year all over again," said Hazel, 18, who will graduate from Robert E. Fitch High School on June 20.

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Premium Content 'Great kid' at Ledyard High School never gave up, despite brain tumor

 June 4, 2014; Updated: 10:37 am

It was sometime after he underwent brain surgery to remove a malignant tumor that Jeremiah Kalbach announced he would graduate on time and with his classmates at Ledyard High School.

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Premium Content East Lyme student answers call to service

 June 3, 2014; Updated: 5:57 pm

As crew team captain and stroke seat, East Lyme High School's Ehren Johnson sets the pace for the synchronized movements that propel the boat through the water.

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Premium Content Stonington student learns to cope with condition that limited actions with peers, teachers

 June 2, 2014; Updated: 11:58 pm

When Ben Bundesmann began his freshman year at Stonington High School four years ago, "he kind of hid behind" the long hair that partially covered his face, according to guidance counselor Maureen Steinhoff.

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Premium Content For New London student, a family first

 June 1, 2014; Updated: 9:34 am

Freshman year of high school was difficult for Stephanie Reymundi. It was her first year in a public school and she didn't know many of the other students. The workload proved to be more rigorous than she expected.

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Premium Content For many Three Rivers grads, attending class was the easy part

 May 31, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

UPDATED 6:14 p.m. A class of non-traditional students — some working three part-time jobs while going to college, others raising families while completing their studies — walked the floor of the Garde Arts...

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Premium Content Grasso Tech senior reinvented himself at school

 May 31, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Looking back, Tristan Pepin says it wasn’t just that he didn’t like middle school, but that he also didn’t like who he was at the time.

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Premium Content St. Bernard School graduates 55: 'You will always be Saints'

 May 31, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

The St. Bernard School graduation ceremonies Friday evening marked not only a milestone for the 55 seniors, but also significant passages for two school faculty.

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Premium Content Montville, New London Adult Education 2014 graduates

 May 31, 2014; Updated: 12:14 am

A list of Montville, New London Adult Education graduates for 2014

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Premium Content Norwich Tech senior is driven to succeed

 May 30, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

Norwich Technical High School senior Thomas Joseph “TJ” Thompson, already a professional race car driver at age 18, had the best race of his career earlier this month at Waterford Speedbowl.\n

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Premium Content Lyme-Old Lyme student driven by interest in technology, helping others

 May 29, 2014; Updated: 11:58 pm

Like most teenagers, Michael Rouillard remembers the first time he drove a car. Unlike most teenagers, Rouillard is blind.

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Premium Content Williams student mixes passion for music into everyday school life

 May 28, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Brien Bradley won’t tell you that he’s a talented musician. He won’t tell you that at The Williams School, he’s an honor student, co-captain of the cross country team or the recipient of several prestigious awards.

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Premium Content Senior project turns into Navy choice for Wheeler High student

 May 27, 2014; Updated: 10:17 am

His senior year project at Wheeler High School led to Carter Dole deciding to join the Navy after graduation.

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Premium Content Chinese student at St. Bernard gets a little of everything in his education

 May 26, 2014; Updated: 9:54 am

Ian Li is one of two students from China who are part of the St. Bernard High School graduating class.

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Photo galleries

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Grasso Tech Graduation


June 20. 2014
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Fitch High School Graduation


June 20. 2014
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The Norwich Free Academy class of 2014 received their diplomas in commencement exercises Friday, June 20, 2014.

NFA Graduation


June 20. 2014
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The Norwich Technical High School class of 2014 received their diplomas in commencement exercises Friday, June 20, 2014 in the school gym.

Norwich Tech Graduation


June 20. 2014
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The East Lyme High School class of 2014 received their diplomas in the school's 46th Commencement Wednesday.

East Lyme High School Graduation


June 18. 2014
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First graduating class of the Marine Science Magnet School in Groton Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Marine Science Magnet High School Graduation


June 17. 2014
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The Montville High School class of 2014 received their diplomas during the school's fiftieth commencement Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Mohegan Tribal Chairman, and MHS class of 1983, Kevin Brown delivered the keynote address to the class.

Montville High School Graduation


June 17. 2014
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New London High School graduation ceremony held at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

New London High School Graduation


June 10. 2014
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Williams School Graduation


June 4. 2014
13 photos

Three Rivers Community College Graduation


May 31. 2014
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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Graduation


May 17. 2014
4 photos

Mitchell College Graduation


May 17. 2014
7 photos

UConn Avery Point Graduation


May 9. 2014
7 photos