Thirty-four members of the Springfield High School Class of 2019 turned the tassels on their caps during commencement ceremonies Friday evening.  The gesture of moving the tassel from one side of the cap to the other symbolizes the individual’s movement from candidate to graduate.

Turning of the tassels!

Graduates look to future, reflect on school days past

Springfield High School Principal Patrick Moriarty, in his welcome remarks  complimented the guests who attended 2019 commencement exercises Friday evening, May 17. “Your presence demonstrates your love to the class and your commitment to education,” he said, and he offered some advice to the graduates, with a story of “The Glass and the Mirror,” about a wealthy, but miserly man, who did not believe in contributing to others. Reminding them that a mirror is only a plain piece of glass just like a window, but is coated on the back with silver to provide a reflection of oneself, while the window is a view of the outside world.  (Read the story in its entirety in the editorial page, in this newspaper.)  Never become so obsessed with the riches (the silver and gold)  and look out the window for a view of life around you and of the poor and the helpless, he said,  and “remember all those who love you.”  


See complete story and more school news in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.

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