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    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    Lyme-Old Lyme says goodbye to Class of 2022

    Eleanor Dushin, left, shows Alex Lee what she wrote in his yearbook Friday, June 10, 2022, while they wait for the start of their Lyme-Old Lyme High School graduation ceremony in Old Lyme. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

    School: Lyme-Old Lyme High School

    Number of Graduates: 126

    Ceremony Location: Lyme-Old Lyme Athletic Field

    Date: Friday, June 10, 2022

    Commencement Speaker: Science teacher Richard Fisler: "One thing you'll learn, if you haven't learned it already, is that no one really knows what's going on. We all try to do the best we can given what life throws at us. People who tell you how to live your life don't know their own deal yet."

    Student Speakers: Felse-Alexandra Kyle, valedictorian; and Frank Sablone, class president; Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum, salutatorian; Abby Speckhals, honorary essayist

    Kyle: "This class is so full of talent, and idealism, and character, and I have not a single doubt that they are leaving here to change the world, and that fills me with awe, it inspires me, and truth be told, really makes me feel really confident about the future of our nation and our planet."

    Sablone: "Defined by kindness and leadership, our class has an abundance of genuinely good people who are eager to put those around them before themselves. When one of us falls, there are 126 of us ready to pick them up and brush them off."

    Stephens-Zumbaum: "Try to be happy as often as possible. Life can be a lot. It can be unpredictable, cruel, and oftentimes unfair. It is only your attitude that will make a difference, and that is a big difference."

    Speckhals: "As we step away from Lyme-Old Lyme High School, I want to remind you all that we still have plenty of 'maybes' ahead of us. Maybe you will discover a new hobby, maybe you will meet a new best friend, maybe you will find your own 'Beast Mode' sweatshirt."

    Graduates during the processional Friday, June 10, 2022, of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School graduation ceremony in Old Lyme. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
    Graduates toss their caps in the air Friday, June 10, 2022, at the end of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School graduation ceremony in Old Lyme. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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