Dirigo seniors to graduate June 3


DIXFIELD — Dirigo High School’s 69 seniors will march into the gym at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, to receive their diplomas.

Principal Michael Poulin said the Class of 2011 is one of the smallest in several years. But next year’s class will be somewhat larger.

“All classes are unique and each puts its own stamp on the school. This class has some great kids with many of them making lots of contributions to their school. They have pride in their school,” he said.

Juniors Josh Turbide and Coral Howe, both of Dixfield, were chosen by the senior class as class marshals.

The ceremony will include a slide show of students from the time they were small, right up through senior class. The senior chorus will provide music and several soon-to-be graduates will speak to parents and fellow classmates.

On Wednesday, June 1, the annual Candlelight Ceremony will be held. This includes student performances, a speech by the class adviser, a farewell speech to parents, and a candle-lighting ceremony. The final assembly is set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Both events will include awards and recognitions.

Usually, the annual senior banquet is held on the Sunday prior to graduation, but because it falls on Memorial Day weekend, Poulin said it was held Sunday, May 22.

Following the graduation ceremony, the then-graduates will be whisked away by bus to Champions Fitness Center in Waterville where a variety of events will take place all night.