Staples held its 123rd commencement this afternoon. The only thing warmer than the good feeling of watching an outstanding class graduate was the fieldhouse. The Class of 2010 is now history — but all of Westport salutes them for an astonishing 13-year school career of achievement, enthusiasm and joy.
Smiling graduates-to-be line up before entering the fieldhouse to "Pomp and Circumstance."
TV production instructor Mike Zito at the control board in the fieldhouse. Savvy attendees fled the sweltering fieldhouse for the air-conditioned cafeteria, where TV monitors showed the action up close and personal.
Jason Bennett, flanked by his proud mom Donna Pace and eventual Staples grad brother.
Dartmouth-bound Megan Kratky is congratulated by Brendan Lesch. He hopes to graduate next year.
Retired chemistry teacher Bruce McFadden shares some words with Jahari Dodd. Jahari was the MC for last night's Baccalaureate ceremony.
Michael McCarthy poses with his grandmother, Joan McCarthy, and father Stuart McCarthy. Stuart is a Staples '79 grad.
Two legends are retiring this year: choral director Alice Lipson and Latin instructor Dan Sullivan. As with the400-plus grads, today was a bittersweet time for them.
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