THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JUnE 7, 2024 Page 9 2024 Saugus High School graduation The principal’s graduation speech By Brendon Sullivan G ood Evening Saugus High School Community, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 153rd Saugus High School Commencement Ceremony. I want to welcome Town Manager Scott Crabtree, Representative Donald Wong, Representative Jessica Giannino, members of the School Committee, and members of the Board of Selectmen. I would also like to recognize all of the administrators, teachers, and staff members from around the district who have joined us here this evening. I want to thank all the parents, family, and friends who have come to celebrate this important milestone. Finally, I want to welcome and congratulate the members of the Class of 2024, who we honor here tonight. It takes a lot of time, effort, and people to organize a graduation ceremony. I want to take a moment to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this event happen. I want to take a moment to thank everyone from the Town of Saugus, SCTV, Jimmy Waldaka, Complete Cleaning, and members of the junior class, for all their hard work. Thank you to Superintendent Michael Hashem, Guidance Director Leanne Mottola, Assistant Principal Kimberly Politano-Burns, Dean of Students Jacqui Alongi, Director of Early College Rick Doucette, and the Clerical Staff, especially Mrs. Danielle Ferreria and Mrs. Kim Alba, for making this possible. A special thank you to my friend and colleague, Steve Napolitana, our Operations Manager. Steve has worked tirelessly to make sure the Class of 2024 has a wonderful graduation. Now, to the Class of 2024. I want to begin by saying that it has been an honor and a pleasure to be your principal. You have been an incredibly energetic, and involved group of young adults. As a class, you have consistently impressed commit yourselves fully to that field. I also know that seated before me is a group of committed citizens who are dedicated to making their community a better place. During your time at Saugus High School, you strove to make our school a better place for all students. Make sure that you take this same commitment with you as embark on the next chapter in your life. This year, I have tried to give Brendon Sullivan Saugus Middle High School Principal me with your love of SHS and your commitment to your class. You have led the school with enthusiasm and dignity. I could not have asked for more from a class. As you move on from Saugus Middle High School, I urge MEETING 2024| FROM PAGE 4 suggested revision of the original article drew less support from members, who declined to adopt it. A motion to amend the original version failed 20-24 with five members absent. Members voted 27-17 to return the article back to its you to take this same energy with you into everything that you do. Be passionate about life, and commit yourself to whatever you choose to do. I have no doubt that whatever educational and career pathway you choose, you will maker. Had members voted to oppose the article outright, Parlante would have to wait two years to reintroduce it. Precinct 4 Town Meeting Member Robert Long, who made the motion to return the article back to its sender, said the opportunity for people to participate in their town governPrecinct 2 Town Meeting Member Matthew Parlante said the intent of his committee is to get people “involved and excited” about their local government. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Robert J. Camuso Sr. welcomes an engagement committee as a way to improve communications with town residents. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Joe Pierotti, Jr. the student body a message of positivity each Friday. Well, today is a Friday. Here is my last Friday message to all of you. It comes from a television show called “After Life.” The quote goes like this, “Good people do things for other people. That’s it. The end.” Class of 2024, you are Good People. Continue to go out and do good deeds in our world. Continue to be shining examples of what a True Sachem is. We are so proud of you. Congratulations Class of 2024. ment is there, providing people take advantage of the opportunities. “Any resident who wants to speak, they can come to this Town Meeting and have five minutes to speak on every article,” Long said. “If this committee is being formed, you might be grossly disappointed in what you achieve,” he said. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping

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