The week in The Day
Royal Snyder, left, of Groton, Cheyenne Tomlin, center, of Montville and Daniel Cartagena, right, and fellow graduates dance before the Ella T. Grasso Technical High School graduation in Groton Friday, June 20, 2014.
Graduates take a selfie before the Robert E. Fitch High School graduation in Groton Friday, June 20, 2014.
Graduates look for family and friend in the stands during the processional for the Robert E. Fitch High School graduation in Groton Friday, June 20, 2014.
Lori Hatch and her daughter Josie, 4, wait for the start of the 24th annual Flag Day Ceremony at Deans Mill School in Stonington, Conn., Monday, June 16, 2014. The program featured patriotic music, a series of essays on the flag and patriotism from students, a ribbon dance routine and an address from Superintendent Dr. Van Viley.
Ledyard High School graduates celebrate by throwing their caps at the conclusion of Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2014 at the high school in Ledyard on the Summer Solstice Saturday June 21, 2014.
Sean Robertson shows joy in the moment after receiving his diploma as Lyme-Old Lyme High School holds the 41st Commencement for the class of 2014 at the school in Old Lyme Friday June 19, 2014.
Lyme-Old Lyme High School faculty hug the members of the class of 2014 as they pass at the conclusion of the 41st Commencement at the school in Old Lyme Friday June 19, 2014.
The Norwich Free Academy class of 2014 form up into rows for the procession into the school's commencement ceremonies Friday, June 20, 2014.
Members of the Norwich Free Academy class of 2014 wait on the stairs of the Shattuck building to process in for the school's commencement ceremonies Friday, June 20, 2014.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Dept. Head David Bellinghiri, right, snaps a photo of some of his students gathered in parking lot prior to the Norwich Technical High School commencement ceremonies Friday, June 20, 2014.
Norwich Technical High School graduating senior Jenna Ritchie, front, snaps a selfie with fellow hairdressing graduates prior to commencement ceremonies for the class of 2014 Friday, June 20, 2014.
Norwich Technical High School graduate Phillip Obas raises his arms in celebration after receiving his diploma in commencement exercises for the class of 2014 Friday, June 20, 2014.
Shauna Major, a sixth-grade teacher at Mystic Middle School reacts after being hit in the face with a whip cream pie during the Mystic Middle School Pie Palooza, Monday, June 16, 2014. The fundraising event raised over $200.00 which will be donated to the Leukemia Society's Pennies For Patients and the Sandy Ground Project. Benito Cano, 10, a 5th grade student won the opportunity to toss the pie at Major.
Stonington High School graduates Steven Zelepos and Meg O'Lari take a selfie with Zelepos's cell phone before the start of Commencement Exercises for the class of 2014 at Donald E. Palmer Field in Stonington Thursday June 19, 2014.
Emily Zinz, center, who has cancer, receives a hug from Assistant Principal Kristen St. Germain, left, while receiving her diploma Thursday, June 19, 2014 in North Stonington. Emily’s father, Mike Zinz, is at right.
Emma Waege, right, a foreign exchange student from Norway, and graduating member of the Wheeler High School Class of 2014, hugs her friend Gabrielle Bliss, 17, of North Stonington, who is a junior at the school, after commencement exercises, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Waege is also residing with the Bliss family and the two have become close friends.
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