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Portland’s Casco Bay High School graduates a class of 82

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    Alexis Margolin

Earlier this month, Casco Bay High School--Portland, ME's newest high school--celebrated their eighth graduating class.

"[The] ceremony was in keeping with the school’s non-traditional approach to learning, with lots of hugs and humor mixed with the pomp and circumstance, according to a news release by the school department."

"Principal Derek Pierce, who in March was named Maine Principal of the Year for 2016, talked about how members of the class of 2016 differ from many teenagers, who have become so tied to technology that they have difficulty communicating with other people."

“'Class of 2016, may you continue to bring us closer to a world of love and justice, just one conversation at a time,' Pierce said. 'This is a class that is unique, not just because we got class and style,” said class speaker Mohamednoor Hassan. “We have a lot of love and respect for each other.'”

Read more about Casco Bay's 2016 graduates in the full piece on Portland Press Herald.