Danbury High School Class President Lindsay Mark addressing her class at graduation.
In the Danbury High School gymnasium on Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. a commencement ceremony was held for the Class of 2014. At the beginning of the ceremony, Lindsay Mark, class president, presented the school with the gift from their class which was a motorized flag. The flag drops from the middle of the gymnasium and then recedes when no longer needed.
“We thought it was important to honor those that served our country,” said Mark.
Superintendent Daniel Parent offered words of wisdom to the students during the welcome and introductions portion of the commencement; never stop asking, never stop learning, enjoy every moment, never look back with regret and take a minute to thank those that got you to where you are. Great advice for anyone entering the world after graduation.
There was a special remembrance for Austyn Morin, a classmate who unexpectedly passed away in the summer of 2013, at the age of 17. Friends Jim Chamberlin and Cody German honored Morin by leading the remembrance. “We stop to remember our friend, you are missed by not forgotten.”
Alyssa Biro and Lindsay Mark both gave class addresses at the commencement. During Mark’s speech she said “let’s not let the work take our goodness from us, let us bring our goodness to the world.” This is remarkable advice to give to anyone, no matter what age, on how to be a productive, great person in the world.
The Citizenship Award was given at the ceremony and for the girls there was a tie between Erin Lavelle and Alyssa Almendinger. The male student receiving the Citizenship Award was Dominic Manuella. The prestigious Danbury Key Award went to Class President Lindsay Mark.