THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 7, 2019 Page 13 THE PROCESSION: A student color guard leads school officials into the staging area. SPLITTING THE AISLE: The Sachem seniors cut left and right toward their seats. I’M ROLLING: Saugus TV Studio Associate John Prudent films last Friday night’s graduation ceremony. Some loose star balloons were scattered across the football. SAUGUS PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION: Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem, Superintendent of Schools Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr., the Saugus School Committee and other school officials take their place on the stage. THANKING THE CROWD: World War II veteran Peter Decareau appears to tip his hat to the cheering audience of Saugus High School seniors as he is helped off the stage by Chris Hanafin, the Burlington Veterans Services Director. Saugus resident and former Town Meeting Member Eugene Decareau with his brother Peter Decareau, a Saugus native who has spent most of his life in Burlington since serving four years in the Navy during World War II. SECOND-BEST STUDENT WITH HER FAMILY: Salutatorian Vi Pham is surrounded by her family after last Friday’s graduation. Her 4.72 cumulative grade point average was the second-best among 161 students receiving diplomas last Friday night. OFFICIALLY GRADUATED: Salutatorian Vi Pham leaves the stage with her diploma near the end of the Saugus High School graduation ceremony. TRIBUTE TO AN ATHLETIC TRIO: A yard across the street from Stackpole Field displayed this poster of several graduating seniors. M AESTR O: Saugus High School Band Director Justin Jones prepares t o c o ndu c t LEADING THE WAY: Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem follows a student flag bearer carrying the Massachusetts state flag as one half of the group of educators head toward the stage. the band on GRADUATION ARCH: Red and white balloons strung together in the shape of an arch provided a popular photo opportunity for many graduates and their families. a selection of “Earth, Wind & Fire In Concert” arranged by Richard Saucedo.

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