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Ayer Shirley grads ‘at the peak of our potential’

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AYER — Ayer Shirley Regional High School Class of 2016 received diplomas in a ceremony Friday at the school.

Number of graduates: 87

Number in National Honor Society: 16

Interesting fact about this class: The regional school’s fifth graduating class founded the first literary publication in the district, “Panther’s Voice.”

Speaker highlights:

“A simple thanks will never suffice for what you’ve done for us.”

— Rudy Glen Graves, class president

“Boys and girls, the sun is shining on you because you are so wonderful. We are so very proud of you.”

— Mary Malone, superintendent

“Right now we are the peak of our potential. We are soaring.”

— Claudia Yao, class salutatorian

“In order to stay kind, I hope that all of you find it in yourself to stay young.”

— Danielle Colburn, class valedictorian

“You are all truly great human beings. After all, isn’t that the point of being here?”

— Albert Varga, principal

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