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‘We’ll always be Devils’: Northampton High says goodbye to the Class of 2023
06-05-2023 5:48 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The unusually cool weather Sunday did wonders for the packed house inside John M. Greene Hall celebrating Northampton High School’s 157th graduation. On many occasions held this time of year, families would be fanning themselves up in...

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Spreading the wealth of wisdom: Smith College to have 5 keynote speakers at 2024 graduation
02-26-2024 2:00 PM


NORTHAMPTON — In a break from tradition, Smith College’s graduating class of 2024 will not have one keynote speaker during May’s commencement but five different honorees who will offer parting wisdom for students looking to begin the first steps of...

‘This is only the beginning’: The Care Center graduates 15 young mothers
07-02-2023 9:55 AM


HOLYOKE — Donning a violet mortarboard and gown on a sweltering June afternoon in the back garden of the Wistariahurst Museum, Destiny Bermudez stood confidently at a podium and smiled.Facing a number of trials during her teenage years, the Bronx...

Amherst-Pelham graduates commit to meeting challenges, reflect on accomplishments
06-11-2023 9:20 AM


AMHERST — Krish Poudel speaks proudly about the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Class of 2023, both for the many accomplishments its members faced and for how they dealt with the numerous challenges thrown in their way over the last four years....

‘The world needs you’: GCC celebrates 135 graduates
06-06-2023 9:29 AM


GREENFIELD — While it was a gloomy Saturday afternoon, no amount of cloud cover could block out the bright futures of the 135 Greenfield Community College graduates.Speaking to the graduates in front of their loved ones under a tent on the school’s...

Easthampton High grads bound for the real world
06-05-2023 5:56 PM

By Mercy Lingle

EASTHAMPTON — As she built up to the chorus of the song she wrote for Easthampton High School’s commencement, Emmalyse Wozniak sang the lyrics, “We’re graduating high school now, real-world bound,” alongside English teacher Michael Demento, who played...

Smith Academy bids adieu to graduates
06-05-2023 5:46 PM

HATFIELD — Smith Academy officially sent off its 23 graduates from the Class of 2023 in an indoor ceremony at the school on Friday night. The 2023 class officers were Hadley Szynal, president; Charlotte Cavanaugh, vice president; and Story Goldman,...

Hampshire Regional sends off its graduates
06-05-2023 5:46 PM

Staff Report

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional High School officially sent off its 100 graduates from the Class of 2023 in an outdoor ceremony on Saturday night. Salutatorian Riley Smith and Valedictorian Ellia Masenior were the featured guest speakers. For more...

‘Continue to make us proud’: Spirits high as Smith Voc grads step off
06-02-2023 4:49 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Friends and family members joined the celebration Thursday evening as 126 seniors graduated under sunny skies from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.Thanking his parents, family, friends “and my cat, Elvis,” salutatorian Seth...

‘A place that never leaves you’: 40 graduating seniors return to Jackson Street elementary for celebration
06-02-2023 9:14 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND NORTHAMPTON — Heeding a call to return to the elementary school they left seven years ago, some 40 graduating high school seniors shared in the annual Jackson Street School graduate assembly Thursday afternoon.Hosted by the...

PVCICS sends off ‘unique and robust’ graduates
06-01-2023 1:17 PM


HADLEY — There are few graduations like the one that takes place at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, where the student speakers kick off their talks in Mandarin.It’s fitting, of course, as they’ve been immersed in the language for...

Editorial: High school graduates urged to embrace diversity, practice compassion
06-12-2017 8:09 PM

High school graduations are bittersweet times of looking back at accomplishments reached and friendships made, while considering the uncertainties of the journey ahead, whether the chosen path is school, the military or employment.They are also a time...

Northampton High School bids musical farewell to 223 graduates
06-11-2017 10:59 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Northampton High School’s senior class president Matti Tacy spent much of her commencement speech Sunday talking about the class of 2017’s accomplishments: There were Nickolas Smith and Patrick Quinlan, who won All-American status in...

Amherst graduates urged to bend the moral arc
06-10-2017 12:39 AM


AMHERST — Hundreds of family members and friends crowded into the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Mullins Center for the 153rd Amherst Regional High School graduation on Friday. Buying flowers and snacks in the lobby before taking their seats,...

Easthampton High grads celebrate the power of compassion and gratitude
06-04-2017 8:56 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Preparing for her commencement speech as salutatorian of Easthampton High School’s class of 2017, Angela Nardi created a Google document where her classmates could leave anonymous shout-outs to one another.Though Nardi said she worked...

Granby graduates look toward future
06-04-2017 1:18 PM


GRANBY — After six years at Granby Junior Senior High School, the 79 graduates who walked across the stage Saturday are looking toward the larger world — while staying thankful for their community.Saturday marked the next chapter and the start of...

South Hadley salutatorian: We are not special, except we are
06-03-2017 5:29 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — South Hadley High School’s salutatorian Bertram Thomas had a message for his graduating peers: None of them are special.“None of us,” he said, “are statistically likely to make a mark on the history of humanity.”About 140 seniors...

At Gateway, grads embrace compassion, differences
06-03-2017 11:18 AM

By Fran Ryan

HUNTINGTON — Beach balls bounced through the audience and air horns loudly sounded when Superintendent David B. Hopson declared the members of the Gateway Regional High School Class of 2017 to be officially graduated on Friday evening.The graduation...

Small class earns rousing support at Smith Academy
06-03-2017 1:37 AM


HATFIELD — “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all,” read the banner hanging over the stage at Smith Academy’s 145th graduation. The class of 2017 had chosen the adage as their motto and, true to the phrase, individuality and...

PVPA graduates 60, with flourish
06-02-2017 2:56 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Artists of many kinds graduating from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts charter school took a final bow as a student body on Thursday.From violin trios to knockout vocals, the 60 students graduating from the South Hadley high school...

As students again leave all their stuff, reuse efforts gain traction at UMass
05-10-2017 10:15 PM


AMHERST — In his short story “The Daughters of the Moon,” the writer Italo Calvino described a mythological New York City “where every object was thrown away at the slightest sign of breakage or aging, at the first dent or stain, and replaced with a...

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