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NHS Class Of 2018 Graduates

Published: June 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

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People on stage for the June 18 Newtown High School commencement ceremony at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center stand to applaud the NHS Class of 2018 members seated in front of them.  (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
People on stage for the June 18 Newtown High School commencement ceremony at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center stand to applaud the NHS Class of 2018 members seated in front of them. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown High School graduating senior Elle Sauli, center, looks around as she and her fellow classmates walk into Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown High School graduating senior Elle Sauli, center, looks around as she and her fellow classmates walk into Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown High School Interim Principal David Roach speaks at the NHS Class of 2018 commencement ceremony on June 18 at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown High School Interim Principal David Roach speaks at the NHS Class of 2018 commencement ceremony on June 18 at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown High School students walk across the stage at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center during the graduation ceremony on June 18.  (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Newtown High School students walk across the stage at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center during the graduation ceremony on June 18. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Despite sweltering temperatures outside, Newtown High School's Class of 2018 graduated with high spirits inside Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center in the late afternoon on June 18.

The commencement ceremony saw 417 students walk across the stage to be honored.

Family members and friends filled the bleachers in the O'Neill Center, and everyone stood to cheer as the wave of graduates flowed to the rows of seats.

Speakers at the event included Newtown High School Interim Principal David Roach, Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue, Student Government Co-President Justice Zoto, Senior Class Co-President Michael Arther, Class of 2018 salutatorian Emily King, Class of 2018 Valedictorian Talia Hankin, Newtown Scholarship Association President Patrick Kelley, and two teachers, Richard Lye and Jacob Thomas, who offered commencement speeches.

"All of us will be watching from the wings as you do great things," Dr Rodrigue told the graduates.

A further look at the June 18 commencement ceremony, with more pictures, will be available in the June 22, 2018, print edition of The Newtown Bee.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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