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Elisabeth Gaston | Reporter

LYNDON—Forty students walked into the Lyndon High School gymnasium to “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the high school band, and later walked out as graduates.

Senior class president and valedictorian Gabe Clark welcomed his fellow graduates and attendees before he and junior class president Grace Foiles presented the class key.

In his speech, salutatorian Scott Farwell shared memories from his school years and how the time he and his classmates have spent together bonded them closer throughout the years.

“We are an extremely lucky group of people, as we are all part of a community that loves and cares about us, a community that supports us in everything we do and wants nothing more for us than success and happiness,” Farwell said.

After Farwell’s speech, they LHS choir preformed “Don’t Stop,” accompanied by Garrett Fitch on guitar and Zach Fehr on bass.

At the beginning of his valedictory speech, Clark thanked the mothers, aunts and grandmother’s for sharing Mother’s Day with the graduates.

Clark talked about the sacrifices that he and his classmates had made during high school to ensure they made it to graduation. He also talked about his decision to give up drinking pop in middle school.

“As an eighth-grader, I knew pop was not helping me become a better athlete, so I gave it up, but I said that on the day I graduate I would drink one,” Clark said. “Since then I have not had a pop in four years. So here is to you, class of 2013!”

At that point in his speech, Clark brought out a pop and took a sip.

Marcotte then presented the class of 2013 and members of the 421 Board of Education presented diplomas to the graduates.

Helping with graduation were class sponsors Lori Catron and Teresa Fitch and junior escorts were Breanna Herdman, Mataia Gales, Garrett Fitch and Josh Owens.

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