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June 13, 2013

Londonderry Adult Education graduates 25

Londonderry bestows diplomas to 25 graduates

LONDONDERRY — Twenty-five students graduated from the Londonderry School District’s Adult Education program in a commencement ceremony June 6 in the high school gym.

The students donned blue and white caps and gowns to receive their honors.

Adult education program director Gregory Warren began the night and told students their accomplishments were great and needed to be celebrated.

He said it was a pleasure to get to know each of the students, their stories, their paths to success and their dreams.

“Through many trials and hardships, this is the reward in the end,” Warren said. “I’ve had an inside view of what you’ve gone through. I’m very proud of all of you.”

Graduate Erin DePew gave a keynote address and told her fellow graduates she endured many years of bullying in a traditional school setting and finally found her success in the Londonderry Adult program.

“We all have our stories to tell,” she said. “(High school) was supposed to be the time of my life, but it wasn’t anything like that.”

She said she found her path and success in the adult program, made many great friends and now feels like life has everything to offer.

Londonderry superintendent Nathan Greenberg told the graduates that each one of them worked extremely hard to achieve their goal of a high school diploma. He quoted the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” as an inspiration for students to choose the path that leads them to their life goals and dreams.

“Life will be a sequence of choices,” Greenberg said. “They become the fabric of your lives. Whatever choices you make, learn from them so the next one is the right one or better one for you. Choose your roads and choose them wisely. People will be there along the way to help you.”

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