Lyman Memorial High School graduates 151
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Lebanon - posted Mon., Jun. 20, 2011
Winnie the Pooh was the philosopher of choice for the Lyman Memorial High School Class of 2011. The "silly old bear" was quoted by Honor Essayist Susan Bennett, Salutatorian Haley Cavanna and Valedictorian Rebecca Runkle. Principal Stephen Salisbury, not having prepared a Pooh quote, was forced to fall back on Plato.
The commencement ceremony was held on June 14, inside the school gymnasium, due to wet weather that threatened to continue into evening. An overflow crowd was accommodated in the school auditorium, where they could follow the proceedings via video. It didn’t take long for the building to become stuffy. But as newly-minted graduates headed out into the parking lot after nearly two hours of ceremony, they were greeted by a world rendered sparkling by a waning sun peeking through lingering clouds.
Lyman Memorial High School graduated 151 seniors. Officers for the graduating class are: Haley Cavanna, president; Stacie Savage, secretary; Rebecca Runkle, treasurer; Susan Bennett, Student Council representative; and Lindsey Malcolm, Student Council representative. Among the class are artists, historians, scholars, musicians, thespians, farmers and more. Athletes include All-State Class M wrestler Jake Alderman, and champion distance runner Dan Fields. Twenty graduates are members of the National Honor Society.