East Lyme graduates "all walking the same path"

Michael Babcock, center, an East Lyme High School graduate high-fives a fellow graduate after they received their diplomas at the graduation ceremony at the high school on Friday, June 18, 2010.

East Lyme — Senior Laureate Rose Carver used shoes to describe and talk about the Class of 2010 at East Lyme High School.

Shoes, she said, are her passion.

Carver told the 302 graduates wearing maroon and robes and mortarboards that they are all different shoes and personalities. Some are "classy, with a twist," like zebra pumps. But, they are all from the same store and the same class.

"Remember, while some of us may be a little beat up, and a little harder to walk in, for the past four years we've all walked together," Carver said. "And today, we're all walking the same path — a path that spills out of this tiny store and onto the streets of the world."


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