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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 6-20-13

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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Serving Cumberland and Lincoln JUNE 20-26, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley Summer starts here WINNING PHOTOS Solstice Festival offers music, dance, See the best from the Conservation Commission's contest. PAGE 31 crafts and more on Saturday. LIVING @ "Like" us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Take a bow, Class of 2013 NCMS girls win state title, again! By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer While one was able to sneak out during the ceremony and get a few bounces in before it was confiscated, more than a dozen came out after all the graduates received their diplomas. Almost on cue, beach balls were thrown up in the air by LINCOLN – "Life is just a cycle of thinking you know it all and realizing you don't." Valedictorian Isra Hussain shared that piece of wisdom with her fellow graduates of the Lincoln High School Class of 2013 on June 14, as they filled the Community College of Rhode Island fieldhouse, donned in blue and white caps and gowns. Hussain, also the class president, opened with a story about the day she, with new confidence in her driving skills, accidently filled her car with diesel – something her parents found out about Friday night along with everyone else. The same happened in high school, she said. "We entered as naive freshmen. ... Senior year arrived and we thought we knew it all," Hussain said to her 220 classmates. But as they embark on new journeys, she told them to be See CHS, Page 5 See LHS, Page 11 Softball team captures 3rd straight championship By PAUL R. DUBOIS Valley Breeze Sports Editor Valley Breeze photo by Bruce McCabe Cumberland High School seniors and their families fill the Providence Performing Arts Center Monday evening for graduation ceremonies, the beginning of a new tradition that brings the graduating Clippers from Tucker Field to PPAC for a more formal event. PROVIDENCE – Tears streamed from her bright blue eyes, a release of emotion, and she could barely speak. "This is our last time together," Julieanne Ross said. "We wanted to make the most of it." That's exactly what Ross and her North Cumberland Middle School softball mates did on Monday night, winning their third consecutive state See CHAMPS, Page 22 Cumberland graduates dazzle on PPAC stage By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH Valley Breeze Staff Writer CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School graduation Monday night was run with more decorum than in years past as the Class of 2013 and their families brought CUSTOM COLONIALS! 200 STAPLES ROAD, CUMBERLAND, RI: Spectacular custom built 4 bed 2.5 bath colonial set on 6.75 acre parklike setting. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen, massive great room, fireplaced master suite, finished rec room in lower with full walkout. Over 4,000 square feet of living space. $614,900 24 HINES FARM DRIVE, CUMBERLAND, RI: One owner quality custom built colonial. spectacular gormet granite & stainless kitchen, 5 large bedrooms, hardwoods throughout, 3 car garage & much more! A pristine property! $629,900 If you're thinking of buying or selling, CALL DAVE (401) 639-2351 (cell) RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE LHS grads urged to take chances, stay true to themselves 1985 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI the Clipper blue and white to the gold-filled Providence Performing Arts Center. But while graduates mostly abided by the new rules – among them, no 3D decorations on the mortar boards – they stayed in the spirit of Tucker Field graduations by making sure beach balls were brought out to play. Is your property tree safe? Give us a call for a FREE Hazardous Tree Assessment today! 401-529-4903 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc.

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