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Spring 5-17-2009


Senior class president Nicholas Downing, of Pittsfield, Mass., graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government.


We have been given the privilege of an unmatched education, and we now have the responsibility to use that education to leave the world a little better than it was when we arrived. Adlai Stevenson once quipped to a group of graduates, “When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.” As we move forward, let us make sure we do not forget, that we embrace the opportunities before us, and that we always strive to provide those same opportunities to the countless generations to follow.

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