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Once a warrior, always a warrior

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough graduating class of 2016 begins to funnel into the Wilton-Lyndeborough High School gym on Friday night.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • During her speech, Salutatorian Katherine McDonald showed off a blanket she made during kindergarten with other members of the graduating class of 2016.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough class of 2016, during the graduation ceremony on Friday night.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Class Valedictorian and Treasurer Allyson Schwab, left, and President Madison Bacon enter the graduation ceremony.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Forty six students graduated from the Wilton-Lyndeborough High School on Friday, June 3, 2016.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • WLC senior Zandra Morris gets emotional during the graduation. Read the story on Page 6. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • A number of students became emotional throughout the graduation ceremony, especially during the rose ceremony, where students give roses to friends and family members.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Many students and parents became emotional throughout the graduation ceremony, especially during the rose ceremony, where students give roses to loved ones.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Revered former English substitute Susan McFarland was the guest speaker at the 2016 Wilton-Lyndeborough graduation ceremony.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, June 06, 2016 7:21PM

Friday may represent the end of the era for the Wilton-Lyndeborough class of 2016, but one phrase will bind the 46 students together for years to come: once a warrior, always a warrior.

Friends and family of the class of 2016 gathered Friday night at the Wilton-Lyndeborough High School gym for the school’s annual graduation ceremony, complete with speeches by students and staff, as well as a rose ceremony where each student passed out flowers to loved ones.

“Imagine standing on a bridge with water below: we are all teetering on the ledge,” said Class President Madison Bailey. “It’s the scariest jump of our lives. But always remember that we are all standing there together.”

While graduation is a daunting event for many seniors, Valedictorian Allyson Schwab spoke of all the things the class of 2016 will lose and gain.

“The best loss is never having to eat school lunch again,” said Schwab, who will attend Plymouth State University in the fall for a degree in exercise and sports physiology. “There is so much talent and promise in this class. We will only find more to gain as time goes on.”

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.