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June 28, 2013; Updated: 8:27 pm
Graduating seniors at Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School donned their royal blue caps and gowns Friday evening, cheered themselves hoarse and received their diplomas.
June 25, 2013; Updated: 12:33 am
During Waterford High School's 54th commencement ceremony, valedictorian Gabriel Morosky said real life was just beginning.
June 21, 2013; Updated: 11:52 pm
Principal James Wygonik advised the Class of 2013 that taking meaningful risks, though sometimes frightening, would exhilarate and fulfill them.
June 21, 2013; Updated: 12:09 am
U.S. Coast Guard Academy English professor and poet Jose B. Gonzalez told New London High School graduates obstacles should be used as motivation to bring out the “inner Whaler,” something he had done when people used the word “you...
June 21, 2013; Updated: 11:51 pm
Class president Catherine Lanyon struggled with tears as she urged classmates to enjoy extra moments, like eating the second cupcake, swimming at the beach and watching a documentary.
June 21, 2013; Updated: 11:50 pm
Hundreds of people surrounded the NFA athletic field Friday afternoon as 476 members of the Class of 2013 and another 54 alumni from the Class of 1963 marched onto the field to take their seats.
June 20, 2013; Updated: 9:28 am
Valedictorian Paul Hanrahan tried to take some pressure off graduates by explaining that failure shouldn't faze them. “Our character is tested not in success, but in failure,” he said.
June 20, 2013; Updated: 12:29 am
In the senior laureate address, graduate Laura Kastner highlighted the graduates' sense of community. “We are compassionate, and we are exceptional, and we owe it to the place that raised us to remain that way,” she said.
June 20, 2013; Updated: 12:00 am
The graduates of the Norwich Technical High School said they were excited to receive their diplomas Thursday but nervous for the future that lies ahead.
June 19, 2013; Updated: 11:59 pm
Stonington high school graduates relaxed on the track equipment in Roland Hall as the Class of 2013 waits to make final preparations for their commencement on Cadet Memorial Field Wednesday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London .
June 19, 2013; Updated: 12:05 am
The graduation speakers noted the graduates' courage to leave their comfortable high schools and take on a challenge of being part of the founding class at a new school.
June 12, 2013; Updated: 11:59 pm
In total, Tashi Lhatso has had only seven years of formal schooling. That was enough, however, to prepare her for college: The 15-year-old is graduating from Montville High School and will being studying chemistry at the University of Connecticut in...
June 11, 2013; Updated: 11:48 pm
James Messina, who started making movies at age 12 and is about to graduate from Fitch High School in Groton, is getting noticed for his movies about skateboarding.
June 10, 2013; Updated: 12:08 am
Lyme-Old Lyme High School senior Sam Stadnick believes in seizing every opportunity he can to grow as a person.
June 9, 2013; Updated: 11:25 pm
Justin West overcame challenges related to longterm medical issues and graduates later this month from Norwich Free Academy.
June 9, 2013; Updated: 7:22 am
Tiana Yohe remembered what a friend had told her about “bettering herself,” and she enrolled in the Groton Adult Education Program. She graduated Saturday with 26 others.
June 8, 2013; Updated: 12:36 am
Caleb Camacho, who is graduating from New London High School and is headed to Sacred Heart University on a football scholarship, was inspired by his brothers' brushes with the law to take a different route.
June 8, 2013; Updated: 4:11 pm
Seniors from ten local high schools reflect their time in school, graduation day, and what the future may hold.
June 7, 2013; Updated: 11:58 pm
Tatyanna Paige had to grow up fast when she gave birth to a baby girl at the beginning of her senior year at Grasso Tech.
June 6, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Oct. 31, 2010, was the day of her sophomore homecoming dance, and Christine Bueno — now a senior at Waterford High School — was at a friend’s house for a sleepover. It was also the day her life and that of her family’s...
June 6, 2013; Updated: 2:32 pm
Commencement speaker John Knudsen challenged the 53 Williams School graduates to make the responsible, compassionate choice rather than the expedient one.
PHOTO GALLERY - Williams School graduation
June 5, 2013; Updated: 11:43 pm
Graduating senior Michael J. Daggett Jr. embodies the spirit of Ledyard High School — just ask anybody at the school who has ever had any contact with him.
June 3, 2013; Updated: 11:49 pm
After a summer in India shadowing a neurosurgeon, Wheeler High School senior Harsh Patel begins the road to becoming a doctor.
June 2, 2013; Updated: 11:46 pm
Marc Tattersall may have had to use a wheelchair his whole life, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing tennis and baseball and skiing down mountains.
June 1, 2013; Updated: 11:56 pm
The weather Saturday certainly wasn't going to oppress the spirits of 665 graduates from Norwich's Three Rivers Community College.
PHOTO GALLERY - Three Rivers graduation
May 31, 2013; Updated: 12:18 am
Williams School senior Carter Levin's interests range from computer programming to art, chemistry to competitive squash, physics to scratch baking.
May 30, 2013; Updated: 12:18 am
East Lyme High School senior Carlos Sanchez hopes to turn his interest in math and science into a career that will help other people.
May 29, 2013; Updated: 11:59 pm
After graduating from St. Bernard on Friday, Liz Gaccione will attend Brown University. She plans to take pre-med courses and study Spanish.
May 28, 2013; Updated: 12:01 am
A love of baking is leading Norwich Technical High School grad Natassia Carter to the Harvard of cooking schools.
May 27, 2013; Updated: 8:31 pm
Thirteen sailors of “Class 13050” graduated from Machinist Mate (Weapons) ‘A’ School on Thursday, May 23.
May 26, 2013; Updated: 11:47 pm
Aaron Lee from Long Island, N.Y., left, and Adam Lowe of Columbia, Md., celebrate Saturday after their graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged the Army's newest...
May 24, 2013; Updated: 11:48 pm
For many Norwich Regional Adult Education students, a common theme has prevented them from getting their high school diplomas in the traditional timeframe — “Life got in the way.” On Thursday, life obligations paused for most of...
May 22, 2013; Updated: 7:14 pm
Biden told the 227 graduates they will confront challenges unimaginable years ago, from the stateless actors that seek to do harm and the large growth in piracy and human trafficking, to the need for new, complicated operations in the Arctic.
May 22, 2013; Updated: 11:37 pm
The Coast Guard Academy's 132nd Commencement ceremony held on Cadet Memorial Field at the Academy in New London, CT
May 20, 2013; Updated: 6:53 pm
Connecticut College commencement speaker tells 443 graduates to learn from failing and never let it stop them.
PHOTO GALLERY - Connecticut College commencement
May 19, 2013; Updated: 11:49 pm
Illustrator Tim O'Brien, left, delivers the commencement address Saturday as the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts hold a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2013 on the college's campus in Old Lyme. Recipients of bachelor of fine arts degrees are:...
May 18, 2013; Updated: 11:41 pm
Lynn Malerba, the first female chief in the history of the Mohegan Tribe, urged the graduates of Mitchell College Saturday to never lose their enthusiasm for the things they love.
May 17, 2013; Updated: 12:24 am
A sea of white folding chairs takes over Tempel Green at Connecticut College Friday in New London, in preparation for college's 95th commencement Sunday morning.
May 13, 2013; Updated: 12:16 am
In 12 separate commencement events, approximately 7,000 students were awarded undergraduate or graduate diplomas at the University of Connecticut’s graduation ceremonies this weekend
May 11, 2013; Updated: 11:41 pm
Sixty-five University of Connecticut graduates were honored Friday before a crowd of about 400 during a special graduation celebration at the Groton campus.
PHOTO GALLERY - Avery Point celebration