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WALKING INTO THE FUTURE

Members of the Nonnewaug High School Class of 2017 smiled proudly as they marched through the crowd with diplomas in hand during the recessional march that ended commencement exercises at the school last Saturday, June 17. School administrators and the Region 14 Board of Education presented diplomas to 168 graduates during the ceremony. Additional coverage of the Nonnewaug graduation will appear in an upcoming edition of Voices. (O’Brien photo) Comments (0)

HOW TO RESPOND TO CHALLENGES

Chris Waddell from the One Revolution Foundation recently spoke to Rochambeau and Memorial Middle Schools presenting One Revolution’s Nametags Educational Program, which is an assembly program that empowers students to choose the labels or “Nametags” they wear. His words, “It’s not what happens to you that matters, its what you do with what happens to you” were shared throughout the presentation. Comments (0)

TETLAK PARK FIELD DEDICATED

Almost 200 people attended a field dedication ceremony in honor of Emily Yish, June 17 at Tetlak Park in Oxford. Emily’s mother, Tracee Yish, John Yish and father Dave Yish stand in front of the newly named field. Emily passed away in April 2014 at the age of 19 after battling epilepsy. She graduated from Oxford High School in 2012, where she played basketball for four years and softball in her junior year. She attended American International College in Springfield, Mass. Emily volunteered at Griffin Hospital in Derby and also for the Sound Tigers Booster Club. She was a fan of the New… Comments (0)

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SCAN Will Host Art Demo

NEWTOWN — Steve Hamlin will paint birds in watercolor at the next meeting of SCAN, the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Newtown Meeting House, lower level, on Main Street at the flagpole.

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