North Country graduates look to future

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Keenan Warner acknowledges his cheering section after receiving his diploma Saturday evening.  Photo by Joseph Gresser

Keenan Warner acknowledges his cheering section after receiving his diploma Saturday evening. Photo by Joseph Gresser

copyright the Chronicle June 10, 2015

by Joseph Gresser

NEWPORT — Almost 200 seniors walked across the small stage put up in the North Country Union High School gymnasium Saturday evening, June 6. Each young man and woman received the document that marked a departure from a prescribed routine and the opening of the door to the future.

As is the custom at North Country, the ceremony was brief. Only an hour passed between the opening notes of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” played in a stately manner by the school band, and the last bars of the piece played at a much brisker clip to suit the pace of the departing graduates.

In between, speakers praised the class of 2015 as a generous group of students, willing to give of their time and attention for the benefit of others.

North Country Principal Bill Rivard said….To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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Scenes from fall 2012 in the Northeast Kingdom

newport future

This is a drawing of the Renaissance Block, planned for Newport's Main Street.

newport now

The Spates block will be torn down to make way for the Renaissance Block in Newport. Photo by Joseph Gresser

pumpkins

Anthony Lazarra of Morgan had a great year for pumpkins and gourds in his garden.

soccer

Shaquille Urie of Lake Region heads the soccer ball in a game against People's Academy. Photo by Richard Creaser

tomato

Carmen Anderson of Westmore grew this startling tomato.

bobcat

This photo was taken in 1941. The hunter is Bertha Wood Chamberlin, who was 24 years old at the time the photo was taken. She shot a bobcat and a deer in one day.

davis phone

Bob Davis of Craftsbury makes a call at the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home. Mr Davis and his wife, Louise, are selling the funeral home to Curtis-Britch-Converse Rushford of Newport. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

chili

Markus Vogt of the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services serves up some chili during Newport's annual chili fest, which benefits Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Richard Creaser

leaves slide

Hostas get buried by falling autumn leaves. Photo by Joseph Gresser

foliage cows slide

Foliage is at peak around Orleans County this week as Holsteins at the Urie farm on the corner of Mud Island Road and the Shadow Lake Road in Glover show off their best sides. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

This is a drawing of the Renaissance Block, planned for Newport's Main Street.The Spates block will be torn down to make way for the Renaissance Block in Newport.  Photo by Joseph GresserAnthony Lazarra of Morgan had a great year for pumpkins and gourds in his garden.Shaquille Urie of Lake Region heads the soccer ball in a game against People's Academy.  Photo by Richard CreaserCarmen Anderson of Westmore grew this startling tomato.This photo was taken in 1941. The hunter is Bertha Wood Chamberlin, who was 24 years old at the time the photo was taken.  She shot a bobcat and a deer in one day.Bob Davis of Craftsbury makes a call at the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home.  Mr Davis and his wife, Louise, are selling the funeral home to Curtis-Britch-Converse Rushford of Newport.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarMarkus Vogt of the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services serves up some chili during Newport's annual chili fest, which benefits Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by Richard CreaserHostas get buried by falling autumn leaves.  Photo by Joseph GresserFoliage is at peak around Orleans County this week as Holsteins at the Urie farm on the corner of Mud Island Road and the Shadow Lake Road in Glover show off their best sides.  Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
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