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Naval Submarine School graduates three classes

 July 1, 2011; Updated: 2:06 pm

Groton— Three classes recently graduated from the Naval Submarine School.Thirty-seven sailors of "Class 11060" graduated from the Submarine Electronics Computer Field Apprentice course on June 23. Seaman...


Sandcastles made of....plastic

 June 30, 2011; Updated: 5:17 pm

While many children enjoy building sandcastles at the beach in the summer, Lyndsay Chartneski's preschool class got a head start, building a castle out of recyclable plastics. You'll see the class along with the finished project...


East Haven High School Sends Off the Class of 2011

 June 29, 2011; Updated: 9:26 am

The weather was nearly perfect for the graduates of East Haven High School’s Class of 2011 as they celebrated the end of one chapter of their lives and prepared for the next.Friends and family gathered at Crisafi Field...


Daniel Hand Announces Class of 2011 Top 10

 June 29, 2011; Updated: 10:48 am

Daniel Hand High School has announced the top 10 students for the graduating class of 2011.


Welcome aboard, swabs

 June 28, 2011; Updated: 6:36 pm

The faces of the students starting at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Monday looked different, but they shared the same petrified expression.PHOTO GALLERY: Reporting for swab summer


Lyme-Old Lyme graduates have high hopes

 June 25, 2011; Updated: 12:15 am

Old Lyme - The venue name couldn't have been more appropriate for what the gathered friends and family have for the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Class of 2011.


Old Saybrook's Class of 2011 ready to do more 'big things'

 June 25, 2011; Updated: 12:38 am

Old Saybrook - The stands of the Old Saybrook High School gymnasium were filled with screaming fans Friday, all snapping photos and smiling with pride. Yet, they weren't exactly sports fanatics there to cheer on the...


Ledyard High grads told 'Make up the future as you go'

 June 24, 2011; Updated: 3:10 pm

Although rain continued to pour, dousing hopes of an outdoor commencement, the graduating seniors of Ledyard High School were all smiles Thursday.PHOTO GALLERY - Ledyard High School graduates


Waterford graduates told there is power in uncertainty

 June 23, 2011; Updated: 11:03 am

New London - In her speech to classmates at the Waterford High School commencement Wednesday, Class of 2011 valedictorian Emily Diana found it a bit puzzling that she was asked to give an inspirational speech to mark the...


For Stonington grads, 'so much of our story to write'

 June 23, 2011; Updated: 12:48 am

The rain Wednesday didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the 201 graduates and their relatives and friends who packed the steamy gymnasium.PHOTO GALLERY - Stonington High School graduation


Plainfield High School Class of 2011 Graduates

 June 23, 2011; Updated: 8:43 am

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Premium Content East Lyme grads urged not to rush through life

 June 21, 2011; Updated: 10:03 am

East Lyme - The East Lyme High School football stadium erupted with applause on Monday, not because the Vikings had won the game by a field goal, but because the Class of 2011 had made their debut as graduates.


Premium Content O Happy Day for area grads

 June 21, 2011; Updated: 8:31 am

Aaron Perez Griffith of New London High School's Class of 2011 celebrates with other graduates during the school's commencement exercises held at Connecticut College Monday evening.


Premium Content New London grads ready to write next chapter

 June 21, 2011; Updated: 8:34 am

New London - Tiana Victoria Hercules took the podium on the green at Connecticut College Monday night and offered the soon-to-be-graduates of New London High School her take on their futures.


Griswold graduation tinged with sadness

 June 19, 2011; Updated: 12:02 am

Principal Mark Frizzell pauses briefly to remind the crowd how the 160 members of the Class of 2011 responded in force when tragedy struck.PHOTO GALLERY - Griswold High School graduates


Fitch seniors praised for achievements, caring

 June 18, 2011; Updated: 1:11 am

Groton - At Robert E. Fitch High School, "achieve more, care more," is the principal's motto. The theme was visited by four of the six people who spoke before the 313 members of the Class of 2011.


Grasso grads ready to be everyday heroes

 June 18, 2011; Updated: 1:03 am

The Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School Class of 2011 was ready to cheer at just about anything at their graduation ceremony Friday, so excited were they to be moving on to the next phase of their lives.


NFA graduates urged to see heroes in Class of 2011

 June 18, 2011; Updated: 1:14 am

Norwich - Four Bozrah families were counting on Norwich Free Academy's reputation for running a beautiful, traditional and yet efficient graduation ceremony, even for a class with nearly 600 graduates.


Montville graduates told: 'Embrace the power you have'

 June 18, 2011; Updated: 1:13 am

Montville - As a professor of counseling psychology, Kristen Varjas understands perhaps better than most the challenges people must overcome to achieve their potential as well as the obstacles that can get in their...


Norwich Tech Class of 2011 relishes shared trials, moving on

 June 18, 2011; Updated: 1:12 am

Norwich - The Norwich Technical High School Class of 2011 survived sophomore year with a move to the new building at 7 Mahan Drive, learned skills employers value and graduated Friday inevitably moving on in different...


Wheeler High School graduates hear of ingredients for a rewarding life

 June 18, 2011; Updated: 12:54 am

North Stonington - Cherish your loved ones, Ciara Haines told her classmates at Wheeler High School's graduation Friday evening.


Generations of Fitch graduates celebrate with 2011 class

 June 17, 2011; Updated: 8:22 pm

Even with 40 minutes before the Class of 2011 Fitch graduation, Will Dixon was sporting his cap and gown, in a mad dash back to his car. He had forgotten his tassel. Inside, Dee Ortiz Rigg was shopping for a spare ticket. She was relegated to the...


Norwich Free Academy graduates more than 500

 June 17, 2011; Updated: 6:58 pm

NFA, with more than 500 students graduating this year, hasn't been forced indoors in more than a decade. School officials studied the forecast and took the chance to keep the 2011 graduation ceremony outdoors on the school athletic field.


Grasso Tech seniors say what they've learned will stay with them for life

 June 17, 2011; Updated: 10:19 pm

Groton - The 127 members of Grasso Tech's graduating class have donned their navy blue caps and gowns and are about to march into the next phase of their lives.


Wheeler High graduates ready for next chapter

 June 17, 2011; Updated: 7:50 pm

North Stonington—  At the Wheeler High School graduation, Ciara Haines told her classmates to cherish their loved ones.


Photo Gallery: Norwich Tech seniors excited by what comes next

 June 17, 2011; Updated: 7:46 pm

Norwich Tech seniors waited for classmates outside behind the school cafe, excited for ceremonies to begin.


OIC holds graduation at Connecticut College

 June 17, 2011; Updated: 11:16 pm

New London - At a commencement ceremony Thursday in Evans Hall at Connecticut College, the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) awarded certificates to the graduates of 2011.


'Another milestone' for grads

 June 16, 2011; Updated: 6:07 pm

In a small but meaningful ceremony Wednesday night at Norwich City Hall, five students graduated from Thames River Academy.PHOTO GALLERY - Thames River Academy graduation


Senior profiles: Old Saybrook students happy to be in over their heads

 June 13, 2011; Updated: 5:03 pm

The group of seniors - all girls save for four boys - began their project as sophomores, drawn in by their dynamic teacher's promise that they could design and build a one-person, wet submarine, then enter it in a race.


Senior profile: Griswold teen finds resilience in his faith

 June 12, 2011; Updated: 12:03 am

Griswold - For years, Robert Waddell has had a good idea of the path he'll follow.


Senior Profile: Stonington student finds his path to recovery leads through clouds

 June 11, 2011; Updated: 12:47 am

Stonington - Up until his freshman year at Stonington High School, Christopher Blanco was a model student, posting As and Bs.


Senior Profile: Talented Ledyard student likes to be productive

 June 10, 2011; Updated: 1:05 pm

Ledyard - As president of the National Honor Society, president of the music council, a volunteer, an afterschool tutor, a drum major, a chorus member, a baby sitter, an employee, an artist, an actress, a girlfriend, a...


Williams School Class of 2011 grads celebrate unity, tradition

 June 9, 2011; Updated: 12:45 am

New London - Senior Class Speaker Jack Haronian thanked his fellow classmates for being good friends and accepting his personal oddities, as he congratulated them during The Williams School 120th Commencement...


Premium Content Senior profile: Giving nature and passion for design drive Wheeler student

 June 9, 2011; Updated: 2:44 pm

Heather Sawyer has participated in student council and volunteered at food banks. She also has volunteered at the Westerly Animal Shelter for three years, and her grades are the fourth-best in her class.


Senior profile: Even with weekends at Juilliard, EL's Tan humble

 June 8, 2011; Updated: 8:43 am

East Lyme — Max Tan's journey in classical music - which, thus far, has led him to elite music schools to study violin and will take him to Harvard next year - started with an...


Senior profile: Senior ready to sail into summer of teaching

 June 7, 2011; Updated: 4:37 am

Dan Nickerson began learning how to sail as a baby.


Senior profile: New London teen who grew up in Honduras immerses himself in all things American

 June 6, 2011; Updated: 8:33 am

Aaron Castillo was born in the United States, grew up in Honduras, then returned to Connecticut when he was 15 - without his family and without knowing how to speak English.


Senior profile: Grasso Tech senior relishes a challenge

 June 5, 2011; Updated: 9:33 pm

Brittany Marie Murray is just 5 feet tall, but a couple of moments into a basketball game, she said, her opponents on the court realize she is no easy target.


'You should be very proud'

 June 4, 2011; Updated: 12:03 am

A boisterous crowd of about 400 people greeted 145 adult education graduates with cheers, whistles and balloons Friday evening at New London High School.PHOTO GALLERY - Adult Education Graduation


Senior profile: Waterford's Emily Diana a portrait of creativity

 June 4, 2011; Updated: 12:05 am

It's surely difficult, trying to translate the mysterious buzz of creativity into something as inadequate as mere words.


Premium Content Senior profile: Fitch senior does what he needs to do; 'a lot of good people' helped, too

 June 3, 2011; Updated: 10:05 am

Groton - When his 1995 Pontiac Grand Am failed to start, Alan Anderson started working on it at 4 a.m. With no knowledge of what he was doing, he had figured out - using Google as a resource - that the starter was the...


Senior profile: Norwich Tech's Salvagna finds his niche in computer-aided drafting

 June 2, 2011; Updated: 11:19 am

Installing a brake light in a racing car can be tricky, but Anthony Salvagna and a classmate did it on the first try.


Senior profile: NFA student takes father's advice; pair to share grad status

 June 1, 2011; Updated: 9:58 am

Norwich - Henmi Ng and his mom sat in the audience and applauded and cheered frequently during the inaugural event that opened the new Kelly Middle School auditorium.


Senior profile: Lyme-Old Lyme senior is a guy who can do it all

 May 31, 2011; Updated: 4:28 am

Old Lyme - His classmates and teachers call Salvatore Fava Lyme-Old Lyme High School's "go-to guy," the one everyone turns to when wiring and speakers need to be set up for a program, or sets built for the drama club...


Senior profile: Tibet native came very far, very fast

 May 30, 2011; Updated: 10:09 am

For the first 12 years of her life, Tashi Lhamo was a nomad in Tibet. Now the Montville High School senior is a recipient of a Gates Millennium Scholarship - one of three in the state - and she plans to become a doctor.


'Outstanding' adult grads greeted by 'exquisite' facility in Norwich

 May 27, 2011; Updated: 10:42 am

Graduates of Norwich Regional Adult Education programs had to compete with their surroundings - the brand new Kelly Middle School auditorium.PHOTO GALLERY - Norwich Adult Education graduation


Connecticut College celebrates its 100th commencement

 May 23, 2011; Updated: 8:10 pm

A theme of connection and bonds ran through the college's centennial commencement, as the 452 graduates received their diplomas on Tempel Green in the middle of the school's 750-acre campus.


ECSU awards diplomas in Hartford

 May 23, 2011; Updated: 1:19 am

Hartford - Students from Eastern Connecticut State University graduated Sunday during commencement ceremony at the XL Center. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was the commencement speaker.


In-state members of Conn College's Class of 2011

 May 23, 2011; Updated: 11:53 pm



Lyme Academy grads ready to carve their creative niche

 May 22, 2011; Updated: 11:57 pm

In a brisk ceremony held at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, 22 students received their bachelor of fine arts degrees, and three received post-baccalaureate honors.


Photo galleries

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Grasso Tech Graduation

June 20. 2014
5 photos

Fitch High School Graduation

June 20. 2014
7 photos

The Norwich Free Academy class of 2014 received their diplomas in commencement exercises Friday, June 20, 2014.

NFA Graduation

June 20. 2014
10 photos

The Norwich Technical High School class of 2014 received their diplomas in commencement exercises Friday, June 20, 2014 in the school gym.

Norwich Tech Graduation

June 20. 2014
13 photos

The East Lyme High School class of 2014 received their diplomas in the school's 46th Commencement Wednesday.

East Lyme High School Graduation

June 18. 2014
15 photos

First graduating class of the Marine Science Magnet School in Groton Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Marine Science Magnet High School Graduation

June 17. 2014
8 photos

The Montville High School class of 2014 received their diplomas during the school's fiftieth commencement Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Mohegan Tribal Chairman, and MHS class of 1983, Kevin Brown delivered the keynote address to the class.

Montville High School Graduation

June 17. 2014
17 photos

New London High School graduation ceremony held at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

New London High School Graduation

June 10. 2014
5 photos

Williams School Graduation

June 4. 2014
13 photos

Three Rivers Community College Graduation

May 31. 2014
8 photos

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Graduation

May 17. 2014
4 photos

Mitchell College Graduation

May 17. 2014
7 photos

UConn Avery Point Graduation

May 9. 2014
7 photos