Tiverton honors 113 graduates

Sense of community a theme

By Tom Killin Dalglish
Posted 6/9/19

[Note: photos to follow.]

TIVERTON – It was unexpected. The processional set the tone and lit up a feeling of community and joy that continued throughout the 2019 Tiverton High School outdoor graduation ceremony Friday evening at the high school athletic field.

First came the music, but with no sign of the graduates. Then from the south end of the field, along the entrance path, the group of 113 seniors, most in maroon robes, some in white, hove to.

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