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Harborside Grads Celebrate Their Journey Together

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    April Hattori

What can you say about students who came together four years ago as the founding class of Harborside Academy just as they’re about to take to the stage, accept their high school diplomas, stretch their wings and take flight?

If you’re Floyd Williams, Kenosha Unified School District assistant superintendent, you’d reflect on the late Maya Angelou’s rise from oppressed beginnings to national and global renown for her poetry, artistic achievements and her work to free the caged birds among us.

Principal William Haithcock expressed thanks to the Harborside faculty, staff, the 108 members of the school’s fourth graduating class and their parents for taking the journey together that helped Harborside grow “closer as a community.”

“It turns out the walls we learn within don’t define our complete existence ... your teachers and I will never forget you,” Haithcock told the class.

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