A large number of those villagers — parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, administrators, friends and fans — turned out today to admire the fruits of their labor.
The Staples Class of 2013 marched — 463 into the fieldhouse as seniors. They poured out an hour later as high school grads — and Staples alumni.
Here’s what the day looked like:
A large poster board — declaring next year’s plans — hung outside the auditorium. The places the grads will go are fascinating.
Valedictorian Madeline Seidman (right) and salutatorian Robert DeLuca (left) prepare to enter the fieldhouse for the graduation ceremony.
Matt Liebergall gives thumb’s-up to the day’s events.
Principal John Dodig greets the crowd of 3,000. The ceremony was televised, and will soon be shown on Cablevision Channel 78.
Assistant principals Rich Franzis (left) and Jim Farnen flank Bruce Betts. The popular teacher and volleyball coach — who retires after 41 years as a Westport educator — carried the honorary faculty mace.
Sam Robson stands with teachers Karen Masiello and Jennifer Boland.
Posing in the courtyard — the most popular post-graduation activity.
Principal John Dodig and 2013 graduate August Laska.
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Awesome Job SHS 2013!! congrats!! Where is the list of schools the kids are attending? I couldn’t find it on the Inklings site.