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Saint Bernard School grads ‘charge into future’ with kindness

Benjamin KailMay 25, 2019

Norwich — As is customary, Saint Bernard School Headmaster Don Macrino asked the decked-out crowd packed under the vaulted ceiling of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to withhold their applause and refrain from taking photographs.

But more than a few excited family members and friends just couldn’t help themselves, exalting “woos” and clapping or sneakily crouching along rows of pews and leaning around pillars to snap a few shots as 65 graduates accepted their diplomas from Bishop Michael Cote in the school’s 61st commencement ceremony Friday night.

Following the conferring of diplomas, 10 students presented medallions to nine parents and one grandparent who are also alumni, with hugs and boisterous applause during each presentation.

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