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    Marine Science Magnet High School graduates 66

    Members of the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 celebrate in the lobby of The Garde Arts Center following commencement exercises Monday, June 13, 2022 in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    CLASS OF 2022

    School: Marine Science Magnet High School, 130 Shennecossett Road, Groton.

    Number of Graduates: 66

    Ceremony location: Garde Arts Center, New London

    Date: June 13, 2022

    Class identity: The Marine Science Magnet High School, which was established in 2011 and whose students come from 32 different middle schools across the region, is affectionately known as the “Fish School,” since it offers an array of marine science-themed programs.

    Valedictorian Avery Dolphin: “I think I’m supposed to have some grand message or words of wisdom for you all, but to be completely honest, I don’t feel that wise. However, what I can say is that I am no longer afraid of change. MSMHS has taught me that change is not something that should be feared but instead should be seen as an opportunity to grow. Change is necessary, and in the end there will always be people there to support you. The people will make it all worth it.”

    Salutatorian Tessa Griffor: "We made it through a global pandemic, through countless lockdowns and quarantines, and here we are on the other side. It was rough. I know it was for me, with being alone for so long, worrying about family members, and, of course, trying to have a discussion on Google Meets. Very rough. What got us through all of that, I think, was our community as a school and really, as a family.”

    Other speakers: MSMHS Principal Tara Amatrudo.

    The final three graduates, from left, Kelly Walker, Taylor Wininger-Sieve, and Luke Wester, leave the stage at the conclusion of commencement exercises for the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Valedictorian Avery Dolphin, left, gets a high five from classmate Samantha Cohen, right, during commencement exercises for the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Members of the faculty and staff listen to the valedictory address from Avery Dolphin during commencement exercises for the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Class co-president Patrick Obrey takes a selfie with the audience at the conclusion of his portion of the address, following co-president Dylan Wininger-Sieve, back, during commencement exercises for the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Graduate Zach Bourgeois celebrates as he comes forward to accept his diploma during commencement exercises for the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Graduates Cooper Heard, left, and Hayden Kirkpatrick leave the stage at the conclusion of commencement exercises for the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Nick pisani and Preston Tabor take a flying leap to celebrate during the class recessional at the end of commencement exercises for the Marine Science Magnet High School Class of 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 at The Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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