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Hazen Union Graduates Receive Diplomas, Awards, Scholarships

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HARDWICK – On Saturday, June 8, seniors walked the stage at Hazen Union School’s graduation ceremony.

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Hazen Union senior speaker Fenton Meyer talks to classmates.

Marshalls led Hazen’s class of 2024 into their assigned seats backed by band fanfare of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Upon being seated, Hazen’s very own chorus group performed “Star Spangled Banner,” followed by Hazen’s alma mater.

A welcome speech was given by Hazen Union senior Xavier Hill, with Georgia Allen and Fenton Meyer as senior speakers.

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The senior class advisor Allison Paradee gave the commencement address at Hazen Union graduation, June 8.

Principal Dr. Jason DiGiulio gave a class comments speech.

The commencement address was given by Senior Class Advisor Allison Paradee.

photo by Vanessa Fournier Hazen Union senior speaker Georgia Allen talks to classmates.

Hazen’s Select Chorus, with Raine Berry, Abe Leveillee and Grace Cloutier, were conducted by Mavis MacNeil, all leading the chorus group in a “North by Sleeping At Last” rendition.

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Hazen Union graduate Zacharia Langmaid receives his diploma from Principal Jason DiGiulio.

The Principal’s Award was given to Grace Cloutier.

Hazen grads-to-be lined up, one by one, and made their way onto the stage where they collected their diplomas.

The Hazen Union band then performed “Celtic Air and Dance No. 4” by Michael Sweeny, under the direction of Leah Gagnon.

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Hazen Union graduate Xavier Hill welcomes faculty, family and friends to graduation.

Some graduates were honored with awards, recognition and scholarships, presented by DiGuilio, Assistant Principal Kasey Potter, Superintendent David Baker and School Board Chairperson Steven Freihofner.

Sarah Collier, Lydia Hall, Gabriel Michaud and Elliot Rosenthal graduated cum laude; magna cum laude graduates were Grace Cloutier, Daniel des Groseillier, Evie Hulme, Madeline Kaiser and Fenton Meyer; and summa cum laude graduates were Georgia Allen, Tobias Benson, Tessa Luther and Cassandra Royer.

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The Hazen Union Class of 2024 includes, front row (from left) Evie Hulme, Georgia Allen, Brianna Hess, Sarah Collier, Grace Cloutier, Raine Berry, Lydia Hall, Madeline Kaiser and Emily Molleur; second row, Caitlyn Davison, Tessa Luther, Cassandra Royer, Alex Appleby, Jade Bosley, Zachariah Langmaid, Andrew Menard, Victoria Shepard, Khamden Luangrath and Abe Leveille; third row Ty Metevier, Devin Whipple, Gabriel Aubuchon, Tobias Benson, Jacob Davison, Daniel des Groseilliers, Eliot Rosendahl, Orin Foran, Aidan Draper and Andi Dunn; fourth row, Tyler Hopkins, Ryan Morrison, Liam Jurkiewicz, Xavier Hill, Fenton Meyer, Kerson VanLeuven, Keith Massey, Dylan Hafnaoui and Gabriel Michaud.

Megan Cane is a Hazen Union community journalist living in Hardwick.

Megan Cane

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