Final class graduates from Lyndeborough Central School

LYNDEBOROUGH – They were the last class to say goodbye to the Central School – the 13 fifth-
graders who graduated in ceremonies at Citizens’ Hall on June 9.

This fall, all grade-school students will be in Wilton.

The guest speaker was Selectman Fred Douglas, a 1966 graduate of the school who, six years later, was a member of the first class to graduate from the new Wilton-
Lyndeborough Cooperative High School.

Douglas recalled his days at the school and in giving advice, quoted President John F. Kennedy, recalling that Douglas was a second-grader when they were told of his assassination: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”

He said there would be many forks in their road and it was their responsibility to take the right one.

The following awards were presented: Citizenship to Mishell Pfeil from the Lafayette Artillery Co.; Character to Ethan Smith from the Police Department; Lover of Books to Alison Hayden from the J. A. Tarbell Library; Service to Others to Jack Snow from the Fire Department Auxiliary; Perseverance to Samantha Boette from the Fire Department; and Perfect Attendance to Joseph Depont, presented by Principal Tim O’Connell.

O’Connell presented the diplomas assisted by Lyndeborough School Board Members Geoff Brock and Fran Bujak. Students then gave the diplomas and a rose to their parents.

The class marched in to John Mellencamp’s “Small Town” and closed with singing “Best Day of My Life.”

The 2015 graduating class is: Isiac Adams, Ty Bacci, Samantha Boette, Matthew Chauvin, Joseph Depont, Kiley Dougherty, William Dougherty, Kaeden Dupont, Jacqueline Hayden, Mishell Pheil, Ethan Smith and Jack Snow.