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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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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 12-18, 2019 NPHS CLASS OF 2019 7 Bakery after school and moments spent cooking together in the kitchen. In losing his grandfather, Tan said he learned that tomorrow is never guaranteed. "We need to take charge of the moments we have right now and unforgivingly be ourselves," he said. Tan, who will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said NPHS allowed him to do just that, growing from a shy freshman into his "true self." "I love you, Class of 2019," he concluded. "Don't stop believing in yourselves and stay saucy, my dudes." Salutatorian Tina Chen echoed Tan's sentiments about her peers' progression from 9th-graders who have "grown as individuals and flourished as a class," transforming from clueless freshmen with noses glued to their schedules and maps to confident seniors with blooming personalities. Despite the challenging road ahead, "Somehow, someway, you still believed in yourself and others believed in you," she said. "As for our future: don't stop believing." The Journey song began to play moments after the seniors moved their tassels across their caps and were declared high school gradu- ates. Many of them rose from their seats and joined administrators on stage for a choreographed dance number, during which faculty, staff and parents in the crowd pulled out posters and revealed t-shirts that said "DON'T STOP BEL19VING!" During the flash mob when outgo- ing Principal Goho and incoming Principal Christen Magill rose to join the seniors in dance, Goho handed her a torch to symbolically pass the baton and transition to a new school leader. From preceding page Members of the NORTH PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2019, sing and dance to "Don't Stop Believing" at the close to the gradu- ation ceremony, held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Thursday. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY LAURAL DAY, 18, holds on to her cap as she lines up for the North Providence High School graduation last Thursday. CHRIS DAPONT, ALEXIS GILCHRIST and DESTINY CASTRO, from left, take a selfie before the start of the graduation ceremony. REPAIRS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS & Music Learning Center 1530 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI – 401-353-3805 Orchestral Instruments Saxophones Trumpets • Clarinets Violins • Flutes Trombones Mandolins 1 FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON New clients only. Restrictions apply. AFFORDABLE LESSONS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS Now Enrolling for Summer Band Camp! Be part of a real band! Congratulations Class of 2019!

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