Tiverton High graduates 124 students in outdoor ceremony

Told to embrace optimism, sense of challenge, humility

By Tom Killin Dalglish
Posted 6/11/18

TIVERTON — It was about as lovely and natural a setting as could be imagined for the outdoor graduation ceremonies for the 124 members of the Class of 2018 on the Tiverton high school football field Friday evening. The air was warm, the sky mostly sunny, with a slight breeze occasionally blowing through.

Clustered in rows front and center, were the graduates, in maroon gowns, many sporting colorfully decorated mortarboards, some with messages.

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