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The North Providence Breeze 06-13-2018

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6 GRADUATION 2018 JUNE 13-19, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION The Class of 2018's salutatorian said graduation was a crossover of charac- ters who have helped them on their journey, including teachers, family and friends. As they move to the next chapter, Erickson Monterroza asked his peers who they want their story to portray. "There will be more characters to come in our upcoming chapter, and various crossovers in all of our books like this moment right here," he said. "All of us should strive to create a plot that will positively influence the char- acter development of yourself and the people that appear in your story." Class President Jared Rubino told graduates to write their story in pencil, not pen. "Leave room to erase … life is full of surprises." June 7 was also a special night for Bridget Morisseau, as it was her first graduation as North Providence super- intendent. She said on the way to graduation, several people at the gas station saw her gown and hood and mistook her for a graduate. After correcting the first few people who offered congratu- lations, she said she started to accept their congratulations. "I survived my first year as super- intendent," she said. "I didn't survive alone," she said, getting choked up. "I survived thanks to the seniors here who are so amazing, the teachers and administrators I work with every day … together they took to heart the message that I shared with them on the first day of school, that the most important things we can do for our students is to love, serve and care for them." Morisseau said she has learned a lot from the students, including how to stay on top of the vernacu- lar and slang. One such phrase, "so extra," means over the top, excessive, extreme or with intensity. "I encourage you and expect you to Continues on next page BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON As he proceeds onstage to receive his diploma, NPHS graduating senior RALPH JEAN shakes hands with English teacher MICHAEL GIANFRANCESCO. Class President JARED RUBINO address his fellow grad- uates dur- ing North Providence High School graduation exercises on Thursday night. REBECA MAGJOUCOFF, center, gets some affection from classmates GABRIELLE GRANATA, left, and ARIA AMICO prior to graduation. CLASS OF 2018 From Page 5 Alignment $10 OFF OR $30 OFF with the purchase of 4 Tires Expires 7/31/2018 1968 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence • Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Lowest Prices Guaranteed On Name Brand Tires North Providence Tire & Auto Complete Auto Repair Foreign & Domestic 231-6868 Family Owned & Operated for 36 Years! Mounting Rotation Valve Stems Flat Repair We match services with the Purchase of 4 tires FREE FREE FREE FREE Cars and Light Trucks. Expires 7/31/2018 $20 – $200 MAIL-IN-REBATE On Select Goodyear Tires Expires 7/31/2018 Most Cars. Trucks Extra. With Coupon. Expires 7/31/2018 LUBE, OIL & FILTER $5 OFF $28.95 Reg.$32.95 • Oil Change with Premium Oil • Oil Filter • Lube Chassis if applicable • Our General Maintenance Check 2 Wheel Front Disc or 2 Wheel Drum Most Cars and Trucks. Add'l Parts Extra. With Coupon. Expires 7/31/2018 Lifetime Brake Service $10 OFF We Do... Check Engine Light Complete Diagnostic Work Congratulations Class of 2018

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