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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-06-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. SCITUATE – Ninety-one students walked down from North Scituate Elementary School to the North Scituate gazebo while families and friends cheered them on during the commencement ceremony of the Scituate High School Class of 2019 last Friday, May 31. Standing together for one of the last times, the senior class sang John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads," at the start of the ceremonies. Supt. Carol Blanchette, who began working in Scituate at the start of the school year, said she regretted not not being able to work with the class longer after asking around for how to describe this class's spirit. 'Truly impressive' Class of 2019 in Scituate By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com SMITHFIELD – Smithfield High School Valedictorian Leah Currie and Salutatorian Simon Rees are finishing up their last days of classes and say they're ready to move on to the next chapter in their lives follow- ing the Class of 2019's graduation June 11. Currie, daughter of Catherine Currie and David Simpson, will attend the University of Delaware to study global enterprise management with a minor in fashion. She said she was always interested in fashion and said the university is a perfect fit for her. Currie is a member of the National Honor Society, a solo figure skater, and was the editor of the yearbook for three years. She is a self-pro- claimed perfectionist who is always seeking excellence. After some struggles, included as part of her senior oratorical competition, Currie said she found accomplishment to be rewarding if done for the right reasons. "I realized I wanted to learn and be the best version of myself," she said. She said her family, teachers, and friends supported her in her efforts, and she's grateful to them for her success. She said with their help, she was able to overcome personal obstacles and learn life lessons along the way. "The teachers I've had are very supportive and have pushed me to do things I never thought possible," Currie said. Currie and Rees attended the soph- omore semi together, and consider each other "friendly competition." Rees, son of Maria and Matt Rees, will attend Worcester Polytechnic Currie, Rees top Smithfield High School Class of 2019 By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE ERIN COSTELLO, a Rhode Island Honor Society member, receives a congratula- tory hug from her friend LAUREL MARSH, of Scituate. See more photos, awards, and graduation coverage on pages 8-11. Police station construction delayed again Concern over whether funds will be enough SCITUATE – Construction on the Scituate Police Station will see another delay after the Scituate Police Station Building Committee post- poned opening bids for the general contractor work until June 18 to give contractors more time to look over building design plans. Originally slated for completion by November of last year, another delay in the construction of the building on Chopmist Hill Road will mean police officers will continue to work out of trailers at the Potterville Fire Department. Police headquarters have been there since September 2017. By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SCITUATE 2019, Page 8 See SMITHFIELD 2019, Page 7 See POLICE STATION, Page 6 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JUNE 6-12, 2019 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. 1116 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814 568-1111 Summer Relaxing Starts Here! Largest Selection of Organic Wines Largest Craft Beer Variety in the Area Summer Cocktail Liquors & Mixes WE HAVE DAD'S FAVORITE SCOTCH, BOURBON AND BEER! In-Store Wine Tasting Every Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

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