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    Sunday, July 21, 2024

    Fitch’s class of 2024 told to “cherish the connections they make”

    Jack Barie makes the sign of a heart as his name is called during Robert E. Fitch High School’s graduation at the school in Groton Friday, June 14, 2024. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Middle School Band Director Lawrence Berdensey, left, hugs his former student Bernard Drayton as they get ready for Robert E. Fitch High School’s graduation at the school in Groton Friday, June 14, 2024. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Friends, from left, Poonam Nandiwale, Priscilla Evora and Wichelande Julien take a selfie as they get ready for Robert E. Fitch High School’s graduation at the school in Groton Friday, June 14, 2024. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Percio Estrella Beltran blows a kiss as his name is called during Robert E. Fitch High School’s graduation at the school in Groton Friday, June 14, 2024. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Charlene Vazquez helps her daughter Amyah Manko put her cap on before Robert E. Fitch High School’s graduation at the school in Groton Friday, June 14, 2024. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Graduates process into the auditorium during Robert E. Fitch High School’s graduation at the school in Groton Friday, June 14, 2024. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Joelle Esquilin blows a kiss as she walks up to receive her diploma during Robert E. Fitch High School’s graduation at the school in Groton Friday, June 14, 2024. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    School: Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton

    Number of graduates: 246

    Ceremony location: Fitch High School auditorium

    Valedictorian Sean Reddy: “Behind every graduate is a group of supporters and loved ones who got them here today. No matter how hard you have worked, no one graduates alone. Your friends, teachers, and family members have all inspired you to want the best for yourself.“

    Salutatorian Aiden Choi: “Remember what you enjoyed about your adolescence, so you can carry it forward. Wherever you are off to next, cherish the connections you make. Even if you never make a global impact with your actions, you can touch the hearts of your peers forever. Dedicate time to having fun between the moments of chaos. You will never be a kid again, but if you shape your future to nurture yourself, you won’t need to be.“

    Class President Calvin McCoy, III: “We have already conquered so much more than the average graduate. We must also believe in our abilities to overcome any incoming challenges that the world could present. I urge you to create compassion and empathy in any environment you face, ensuring that you are not just for yourself but a productive and caring citizen of the world.

    Class Speaker Gillian Riley: “Life is going to be hard, I can tell you that right now, but if we continue to live in the present moment, we will be able to rise and persevere through anything that is thrown at us. Do not worry about what is to come, because you know deep down that you have been instilled with the strength to withstand any chaos that comes with life. Don’t wish time away worrying about what's next. As said by Albert Einstein, “The best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”“

    Principal Matthew Brown: “I have no doubt that the Class of 2024 will be elite. However, on this path and when you reach your level of elite, never stop being humble. Be kind to everyone you meet, you love, you rely on, you work with and you work for. For it is this kindness that they will most remember you by.”

    Other highlights: The class includes the first graduating Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps class, the first graduating class of EMT students, and 30 multilingual seniors who earned the Seal of Biliteracy. The class was awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.

    <strong id="strong-87e3d3774476df1b71677eb4e9d8fe8f">Robert E. Fitch High School graduates </strong>

    Kaleigh Regan Allen

    Gabriella Jean Amaral

    Zoë K. Antipas

    Miles Richard Appleby

    Lily Ann Arias

    Isabelle Bleu Asciolla

    Cameron Thompson Ball

    Jolie Ann Bancroft

    Jack Joseph Barie

    Dylan Jordan Beebe

    Kalven Beeson

    Olivia Bence

    Chase Nicholas Beyus

    Kaitlynne Boggs

    Aiden P. Bordelon

    Luke James Bowen

    McKenna Anne Brainerd

    Elaina Meredith Brookhart

    Isaiah R. Brown

    Colin T. Burzycki

    Sydney Nicole Butler

    Sophia Angeline Cabral

    Dani Esteban Campos Parra

    Tessa Lee Cantone

    Nicolle Cardona Navarro

    Angie Yajaira Cardona

    Kenneth Marcos Carter

    Casey R. Castleberry

    Olivia Grace Castleberry

    Keegan Dominick Celtruda

    Joslynn Centeno

    Emma Lynn Chasteen

    John Vincent Chirico

    Aiden Hyunseung Choi

    Madalyn Rayne Christina

    Trevontae C. Clark

    Benjamin Arden Claspell

    Gianni Diego Colebut

    Kali Rose Collins

    Brandon Lee Conary

    Estelle Elizabeth Connell

    Aliza Coons

    Abbie Marie Corbeil

    Harrison Nolan Core

    Roger Eduardo Coreas

    Anjelina Marie Cruz

    Omar Nicolas Cruz

    Raziel Jareh Cruz

    Sara Marie Currie

    Lily Catherine Curtiss

    Veer Tushar Dadarwala

    Schanelle Victoria Davis

    Matthew Ryan Deichler

    Aidan M. Deschamps

    Gabriella Soli Dimock

    Isabella Rose Ditmore

    Lila Rose Ditmore

    Jordan Robert Doucette

    Gianni Alejandro Martinez Drab

    Lily Madeline Drake

    Bernard Nathaniel Drayton

    Charlotte Francis Driscoll

    Julianna Marie Dsouza

    Michelle Duhart

    Ryan Thomas Dunning

    Larissa Ann Dybala

    Devon Charles Edwards

    Jason D. Eloi

    Joelle Amaya Esquilin

    Percio Rafael Estrella Beltran

    Priscilla Vicente Evora

    Ashlee Sharon Fake

    Aiden Joseph Fancher

    Alani Kay Farris

    Cole Anthony Faulkner

    Edwin Manuel Ferrer

    Allie Fetters

    Adonis Javon Fine

    Marissa Rose Finnegan

    Jae'Ana Kayleese Fisher

    Morgan Weber Fisher

    Jacob Orin Francis

    Josmary Francisco

    Thomas M. Fraser Jr.

    Avery Anne Frickman

    Boden S. Frost

    Julius Chun Yee Gant

    Skylyn Garcia

    Juliette Georges

    Sonya Reana Gittens

    Jacob M. Goes

    Thomas-John A. Gomez

    Tate A. Gordon

    Lillianna Mae Graves

    Shantel Stephanie Greaves

    Maja Cheri Green

    Yaniyah Chanté Greenidge

    Lily Grace Griffin

    Zayshawn Dylan Griffin

    Lucas Bryan Gutschenritter

    Ryan Michael Hamilton

    Riley Elizabeth Harrington

    Brianna Faith Harris

    David Haakon Haugeto

    Xavier Trinidad Arenas Hernandez

    Melanie Marie Herrans-Polen

    Matthew Boland Hobert

    Adrianna Marie Houle

    Amill T. Houston

    Jusinia Hylton

    Muhammad Ibraheem

    Joseph Osahon Imasuen

    Kyanah Isom

    Dietrich Ian Jahns

    Daniela Elizabeth Jara

    Kylie Mckenna Jenkins

    Kayla M. Johnson

    Emma Lynn Jordon

    Wichelande Julien

    Benjamin Starr Kellogg

    Alayna Kelly

    Vanessa Kendrick

    Mary Lyn Killian

    Joshua King

    Tobias Jesse Knapp

    Samantha Rose Knauer

    Tahjanae Amya Knight

    Sophie Elizabeth Barbara Kollar

    Saliyah Hasana Ladee

    Amarie Terra Metz Lafreniere

    Katherine Lam

    Ryan Jeremy Lambert

    Brad Larney

    William Hugh Hunter Lee

    Brandon Lemieux

    Landin Tyler Leslie

    Laura Rose Letellier

    Alexander Marcel LeTroadec

    Patrick Michael Lindy

    Luke Gabriel Lively

    Devin Lucas

    Mary Ann Grace Maguire

    Amyah Nayeli Manko

    Kathleen Rose Marchand

    Mallory Mae Marquardt

    Luis A. Marrero

    Jenna Michelle Martin

    Keishia Pare Martinez

    Mell E. Martinez Mesa

    Calvin McCoy III

    Octavian Thaddaeus McIntosh

    Catherine Anne McKenna

    Logan Mark Meenan

    Alannis D. Melendez Reynoso

    Eleanor D. Menezes

    Jeffrey Brandon Meuse

    Julia Christina Mielguj

    Timothy Frank Miller

    Miles Sani Mitchell

    Vincent Anthony Morabito

    Trace Alexander Morales

    Jennifer Daniela Morocho Sanchez

    Poonam Kakasaheb Nandiwale

    Erica Frances Nicklin

    Pia-Loreaze Nicolas

    Ryan Edison Obregon

    Matthew Oquendo

    Annalise Elizabeth Otano

    Sophia Rose Harrington Pacheco

    Henacie M. Papadopoulos

    Daniela Alessandra Parada Amaya

    Riya Alkesh Patel

    Sakhi Patel

    Shailen Viren Patel

    Benjamin S. Perry

    Ethan P. Peterson

    Ashley Nicole Poplawski

    Emma Christine Powers

    Christina Alexandria Priester

    Abygale R. Puller

    Ronnie Ray Quintero Jr.

    Mariah Radavitch

    Sean Daniel Reddy

    Katheryn Emily Regan

    Aniya Sole Reyes

    Sarai Chayyah Ariel Rezendes

    Collin Steven Riley

    Gillian Chase Riley

    Elizabeth Robin Rix

    Meleeya Skye Robbins

    Zaid Jibril Robledo

    Alexis Reality Rodriguez

    Isaiah Rodriguez

    Jazlyn May Rodriguez

    Mason James Rolocut

    Rafael Alejandro Romero

    Evelyn Renee Ryan

    Noor Un Nisa Saiyed

    Allison Angelique Sanchez Cabrero

    Tyler Seth Sanderson

    Jaylene Maribel Santos

    Andrés Vineet Sardar

    Alicia Nicole Saul

    Riley Morgan Sawyer

    Annabelle Elizabeth Schafer

    Morgan Jai Schuyler

    Aniah Janae Scott

    Anthony Jamil Scruggs-Phillips

    Fiza Shariff

    Allysiah Kiana Sheffield

    Chassidy Jalilah Sheffield

    Maxwell Nizir Shell

    Kyan Michael Shikashio

    William Lamont Shoulars

    Elliott Singer

    Dre'Ana Barbara Denise Singleton

    Liz Nahomy Sisalima Reyes

    Kaylee Michelle Smith

    Grace N. Son

    Nicholas Edward Sousa

    Trinity Aeryn Sweat

    Kera Alece Virginia Takach

    Analise Marie Terry

    Zander Michael Timmerman

    Angelina M. Torcia

    Jesse L Torruella-Hudson

    Kayleen Trevino

    Jose Orlando Yutaka Tsutae De Sousa Vieira Lourenco

    Promise Shantel Monique Tunstall

    Donte Michael Valentine

    Robert Vetter

    Christian Bolalin Victorino

    William Andrew Vieu III

    Brenden Paul Vine

    Nathan Thomas Virtue

    Nathan Michael Christopher Wagner

    Elijah Fraser Walters

    Jeffrey Edward Ward

    Hannah Rose Warner

    Angelina Maria Watts

    Coltan Crews White

    Jonathan Bradford White

    Nae'King Larenze Wise

    Mason Eli Woodhams

    Isaiah Alexzander Wreede

    Erik Thomas Wtulich

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