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The North Providence Breeze 06-12-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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6 NPHS CLASS OF 2019 JUNE 12-18, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION year's graduating class will be attend- ing college in the fall, the highest percentage he's seen in the last 20 years as principal. In addition, five students will serve in the military. The Class of 2019 received nearly $1.6 million in public and private scholarships for the next four years, including more than $80,000 in NPHS scholarships. Notably, 10 graduates earned perfect attendance this year (Daniela Acarapi, Sage Cherry, Katarina Gorder, Vic toria Olivieri, Biagio Rizzo, George Saban and Soriah Suggs), and three of those (Sonia Lariviere, Stephen Marano, and Abigail Medeiros) earned perfect attendance all four years of high school. In athletics, more than 100 seniors participated in sports teams, earning more than 200 varsity letters, 75 all- division and all-state selections, three division titles and six state champion- ships. Michael Tan, the class valedic- torian, earned a 4.36 grade-point average. Goho said Tan's teachers described him as one of the most well-rounded individuals they've ever taught, a Renaissance man "beyond limits," and the student who "throws off your bell curve" in the classroom. Tan delivered a humorous speech that compared the high school expe- rience to "a big, beautiful lasagna," filled with layers that will be put together and baked at 400 degrees at graduation. Inspiration for the speech came as he cooked lasagna for din- ner last week. "While the tomato-y sauce was reducing for three hours, I thought this was the perfect time to write this graduation speech," he said. "I hope it didn't turn out too cheesy." On a serious note, Tan shared memories of his late grandfather, including their trips to LaSalle GRADUATION From Page One Continues on next page MICHAEL TAN, valedictorian of the North Providence High School Class of 2019, exclaims that he "Loves the class of 2019!" to close his address during the graduation ceremony, held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence last Thursday. TINA CHEN, salutatorian of the North Providence High School Class of 2019, delivers her address during the graduation ceremony. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY Senior members of the North Providence High School CONCERT CHOIR sing the national anthem at the graduation ceremony Hungry Early? Hungry Late? These locations are open 24 hours! 445 Putnam Pike, Smithfield; 1377 Atwood Avenue, Johnston; 2500 New London Turnpike, East Greenwich Hours for 1920 Mineral Spring Ave., North Prvidence, RI – Sun.-Thurs. open until 1 a.m.; Fri. & Sat. open until 3 a.m. DON'T FEEL LIKE LEAVING THE HOUSE? GET MCDONALD'S DELIVERED TO YOU! DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW OR GO TO UBEREATS.COM Your local McDonald's is NOW HIRING ALL SHIFTS! 445 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI 1377 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 1920 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, RI 2500 New London Tpk, East Greenwich, RI Ask how McDonald's can help you AND your family Earn your High School Diploma or Get up to $3,000 in College Credits! Present This Coupon and Get a FREE All Day Breakfast Menu Item of equal or lesser value with the purchase of any All Day Breakfast Menu Item Limit One Coupon Per Customer Per Visit Valid Through 7-31-2019 Valid at the following RI McDonalds: 445 Putnam Pike, Smithfield; 1377 Atwood Ave, Johnston; 1920 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence; 2500 New London Tpk, E.Greenwich To Our 2019 Employees, Customers & Graduates Congratulations & Best of Luck!

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