By Will Richmond
Herald News Staff Reporter
Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., John Harrington Field
Class size: 317
Principal: Brian Bentley
“Together for the last time, we sit waiting anxiously at the edges of our seats, for our names to be called. For each of us to walk confidently across this stage and get our hands on that diploma that we’ve been waiting to receive for all of these years. We’ve each worked extremely hard to get where we are right now, facing our own obstacles along the way, some like ones we’ve never imagined. While some of us won’t see each other after this night, others will be bunking together in college dorms. Some of us may be studying together to pass the exam given the next morning by the professor that doesn’t speak a lick of English. We all say we will try our best to keep in touch, but we know that it doesn’t always happen. Because of this, I would like to take the opportunity now since we are here together for the last time, to wish you all the best of luck, happiness, and success in the future.”
— Kristina Sann, valedictorian
“Graduation is something that is to be looked upon as a major accomplishment in your life. We will only graduate from high school once, yet some of us are dying for it to be over already. Take it in and enjoy what graduation has to offer. Graduating this year you are leaving most of your friends to go out into the real world, but don’t be scared. No matter what, we will always be part of something bigger than anything, and that’s our successful Bengal family.”
— Natasha Garcia, salutatorian
“This is one of the most together classes I’ve come across in a long time. They really do get along together. They are a smart group of people that have been involved and care about their academics and their shop education.”
— Brian Bentley, principal
In addition to the diplomas given to the graduating class, honorary degrees were awarded to former Fall River Mayor Edward M. Lambert Jr., who currently serves as the commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation; Police Officer James Riley, who serves as Diman’s School Resource Officer; and Helen Whipple, the Diman superintendent secretary and School Committee secretary since 1981.
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Speeches - Valedictorian, Salutatorian
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