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Seniors Celebrate Past & Future At Council Rock North’s Graduation


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Under a hot sun, 440 students who graduated from Council Rock North High School in Newtown Township, capping their four-year journey of learning and adulterant experiences that will shape them for years to come.

The senior class graduated Tuesday with 91 percent heading to higher education after earning $6.2 million in scholarships.

“Remember the joke you told at lunch, remember that time your freshman bio teacher infested the entire school with fruit flies, remember Anthony Caruso Mr. CR talent performance, remember every day when you held the door open for the person behind you and remember the time you stood up for the time the kid being bulled,”  Class President Mason Luff told his peers. “We have learned to be people, friends, peers and leaders.”

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“This school has provided us with an experience not only of academic growth but one of unconventional importance that will enable us to conceive, exclaim and echo a message of progress that will soon shape our world,” Luff finished his speech by saying.

“We were kids and now we’re kind of adults,” senior Ivy Marie Attenborough said. She added that graduation celebrates the journey the students went through during their high school career.

“It is time for us to continue moving forward,” Senior Dorothy Zhao implored moments before Superintendent Dr. Robert Fraser and school board member Kyle McKessy graduated the class of 2017.

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001