SRHS Bids Farewell to Class of 2011

Sanborn Regional High School Community Bids Farewell to Class of 2011

On the evening of June 10, 2011, some 2,000 members of the Sanborn community came together to celebrate the culmination of 12 years of academic achievement by 143 graduates. Valedictorian Cecilia Kruger, Salutatorian Andrew Matthews, and Class President Tavish Forsyth each took an opportunity to share some of their memories of Sanborn and offer some words of wisdom to their fellow graduates.

The Class of 2011 experienced tremendous success in their time at Sanborn. They paved the way for several new school-wide initiatives that better prepared themselves and future Sanborn graduates for the increasing demands of the twenty-first century. They were the second class to spend all four years in a new state-of-the art facility but the first to have the option to graduate outside. They were the first class that was held to a new graduation standard to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, math, and science by a portfolio, a project, or our state’s high-stakes test. In their senior year they adapted to a new competency-based grading and reporting system. They faced these new obstacles with courage, enthusiasm, and open-minds.

Graduation was preceeded by an entire week of festivities and celebrations. On Saturday, June 4, the class gathered at the high school to participate in various community service projects as part of the Senior Day of Caring. Some 600 hours were logged during this event by members of the senior class. On Monday June 6, nearly $33,000 in local scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors for their academic, social, and civic achievements. On Thursday, June 9, St. Luke’s Church in Newton hosted a very well-attended Baccalaureate service for graduates and their families. Finally, on the morning of graduation, June 10, the class gathered on the field with the entire student body for the Class Day Exercises and to hear a speech by Class Essayist Angela Zukas.

Of the 143 graduates, 109 (76%) will continue their studies at a two or four year college or university. Another 9 students (6%) will enter the military. The following is a detailed list of institutions that our graduates will attend:

Brigham Young University
Colby Sawyer College
College of Charleston
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Franklin Pierce University
Great Bay Community College
Hamline University
Husson University
Keene State College
Lee University
Manchester Community College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
New Hampshire Technical Institute
Northern Essex Community College
Plymouth State University
Quinnipiac University
Rivier College
Roanoke College
Roger Williams University
Sarah Lawrence College
Southern Maine Community College
Southern New Hampshire University
Stevenson University
St. Lawrence University
Unites States Air Force
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
Wake Technical Institute
White Mountain Community College
Worcester State University
Wheaton College

Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2011!

Respectfully Submitted,

Brian M. stack
Principal, Sanborn Regional High School


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