Shrewsbury High School presents 432 diplomas in 2018

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Gathered before graduating are class officers: (l to r) Gary Ren, president; Jacob Garrido, vice president; Safa Zakaria, secretary; Charles King, treasurer; and Jessica Miksis, class marshal. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Gathered before graduating are class officers: (l to r) Gary Ren, president; Jacob Garrido, vice president; Safa Zakaria, secretary; Charles Kang, treasurer; and Jessica Miksis, class marshal.
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Shrewsbury – Diplomas were presented to 432 class of 2018 graduates during a ceremony May 31 at the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Field House.

Principal Todd Bazydlo welcomed everyone to the 140th SHS graduation ceremony, noting that six diplomas were presented at the first. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer joked with graduates about the power of calling so many snow days, adding, “You’re welcome.” School Committee Chair Jason Palitsch, a 2007 SHS alum, established his perspective with the graduates, telling them, “I’m only a decade away from those seats you’re sitting in now.”

Valedictorian Ahana Mukhopadhyay discussed her classmates’ experience of saying goodbyes and transitioning to their next stage of life. Salutatorian Albert Xu offered his classmates advice. Other speakers included class officers Gary Ren, president; Jacob Garrido, vice president; Charles Kang, treasurer; and Jessica Miksis, class marshal; as well as Alaina Bailey, Student Council president.

Music was provided by the SHS Orchestra conducted by Kate Mercadante, and the Senior Choir under the direction of Michael Lapomardo accompanied by pianist Sophie Chen.

(l to r) Sabine Mende, Ashlee Phaneuf and Ava Munro gather in Senior Plaza before graduating. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
(l to r) Sabine Mende, Ashlee Phaneuf and Ava Munro gather in Senior Plaza before graduating.
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Posing as a friend takes their photo are (l to r) Kara McSweeney, Kat Cawley and Katelyn Fiore. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Posing as a friend takes their photo are (l to r) Kara McSweeney, Kat Cawley and Katelyn Fiore.
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A classmate photographs (l to r) Eli Beberman, Ryan Hitchcock and Korey Patwari. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
A classmate photographs (l to r) Eli Beberman, Ryan Hitchcock and Korey Patwari.
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(l to r) Emily Mahoney, Brianna Clarke, Maggie Keene, Erin Donovan, Maggie Clarke and Erin Matozel sing with Senior Choir. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
(l to r) Emily Mahoney, Brianna Clarke, Maggie Keene, Erin Donovan, Maggie Clarke and Erin Matozel sing with Senior Choir.
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Awaiting the ceremony are (l to r) Jillian Barry, Danielle Lynch and Chloe Cincotta. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Awaiting the ceremony are (l to r) Jillian Barry, Danielle Lynch and Chloe Cincotta.
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Salutatorian Albert Xu offers his graduating classmates advice. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Salutatorian Albert Xu offers his graduating classmates advice.
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Valedictorian Ahana Mukhopadhyay discusses her classmates’ experience of saying goodbyes. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Valedictorian Ahana Mukhopadhyay discusses her classmates’ experience of saying goodbyes.
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Singing “Do I Make You Proud” are (l to r) Will Stewich, John Barrett and Andrew Busick. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Singing “Do I Make You Proud” are (l to r) Will Stewich, John Barrett and Andrew Busick.
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With diploma in hand, Ben George gets a congratulatory hug from Principal Todd Bazydlo. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
With diploma in hand, Ben George gets a congratulatory hug from Principal Todd Bazydlo.
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