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Tewksbury Graduates Urged to 'Use Your Brain, Homie, Do The Right Thing'

Tewksbury's Superintendent of Schools had a lighthearted, but meaningful message to the Class of 2014.

Graduates were all smiles during Friday night's ceremony. (Matt Schooley Photo)
Graduates were all smiles during Friday night's ceremony. (Matt Schooley Photo)
Pomp, circumstance... and Ludacris. The Class of 2014 has officially graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School.

A variety of speakers addressed this year's graduates, including SUperintendent of Schools John E. O'Connor, who quoted none other than rapper and entertainer Ludacris.

"Use your brain, homie, do the right thing," O'Connor said with a smile, quoting the Ludacris song called Do the Right Thing.

Also speaking on the evening was Principal Brenda Theriault-Regan, who asked for a moment of silence for Shane Roderick, a Tewksbury Memorial High School student who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year.

"I have faith that Shane's spirit is with us, and he's smiling that special Shane smile right now," Theriault-Regan said.

Among this year's graduates, a total of 39 percent graduated with honors, recognized by wearing medals during the ceremony.

For a complete photo gallery from Friday night's graduation, check back with Tewksbury Patch on Sunday afternoon.
malcolm nichols June 07, 2014 at 07:04 AM
Be a "homie"?
TMHSGrad June 07, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Shut up
DCole June 07, 2014 at 02:01 PM
Short and to the point. An education wasted?
mom2psb June 08, 2014 at 05:43 AM
Yay Peter!

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