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June 10. 2014 9:52PM

Trinity High graduates advised to embrace their new roles


Trinity High School student Tristen Theroux hugs a faculty member as the students enter Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College for their commencement ceremony Tuesday. (JULIE HANSON/Union Leader Correspondent)

GOFFSTOWN —The Class of 2014 is leaving Trinity High School in Manchester eager to take on their new roles in life.

About 111 students received their diplomas at the graduation ceremony Tuesday evening at Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College.

Valedictorian Alannah McCann told her classmates to embrace the different roles and responsibilities they will take on throughout their lives. She drew a comparison to Batman and Robin, both equally responsible for the success of the team, yet one receiving much less recognition.

“Sometimes our role is to support someone else,” McCann said.

They should be happy with their contributions and see the supporting role as a chance to develop the skills necessary to take the leadership position when the time comes, McCann said.

“We need to embrace the opportunity to gain the skills to do what we’re destined to do,” McCann said.

Along the way, McCann said, it’s important to recognize and thank the people who had a hand in your success.

Salutatorian Erin Krell reminded the graduates of how they’ve grown over the past four years from freshmen waiting to participate in school traditions into school leaders and now to alumni.

Inspired by their remarks, Principal Denis Mailloux continued the superhero theme. Super powers make heroes exciting, Mailloux said, but their humanity and vulnerability are what endears them to us.

“They are our heroes because they see us, love us and sacrifice for us,” Mailloux said.

There are no true heroes without the love and support of another, Mailloux said, and he commended the graduates for the unconditional support they displayed for each other throughout their years at Trinity High School.

After the ceremony, graduates and their families reunited.

““It feels liberating to finally be graduating,” said Gianna Theroux. “We’ve waited for this all year and we’re ready.”

jhanson@newstote.com


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