- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Newtown High School's Class of 2013 graduated Saturday, June 22, following commencement exercises at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center.
While lining up in the shade outside, in preparation of graduation, members of the 2013 class hugged, laughed, and adjusted the caps and gowns of those around them.
As NHS Senior Class President Rachel DiVanno said during her speech, "Our class, the graduating class of 2013, is more than just simply the best."
- Monday, June 17, 2013
There was a surprise waiting for one member of the Henry Abbott Technical High School graduating Class of 2013. It took the impressive form of Newtown High School 2010 graduate and United States Navy Seaman Dustin Hanson, who walked out on stage Monday, June 17, to hand his younger brother, Dylan Hanson, a diploma.
- Friday, June 7, 2013
The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting.
"Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."
The students who achieved grade point averages that rank them in the top five percent of the 2013 NHS graduating class were greeted with applause before the school board and members of the public present for the meeting.