Why the Pomp and Circumstance Really Matters

Stories of inspiration from members of Manchester School District’s

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On this, the day before Manchester’s four high school graduation ceremonies, we are celebrating all that our students have accomplished. Every graduate has much to be proud of when they look back on their high school years and what it took to reach this important milestone. We want members of our community to meet some of the students who will cross the stage tomorrow to received their hard-earned diplomas. These are the stories that we hope will inspire others in the goals they set and the choices they make. It’s our annual reminder of why the pomp and circumstance really matters.

Stories written by Andrea Alley, Manchester School District


Ali Long

Ali Long

Ali Long: Found her niche – and lots of new experiences – at MST


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Jarrod Broussard

Jarrod Broussard: In a world of boundless possibilities, he’s West Point Bound


Zainab Salih

Zainab Salih

Zainab Salih: From adversity to inspiration, with a little guidance and a big dream


Nermin Hasanovic

Nermin Hasanovic

Nermin Hasanovic: From war-torn Bosnia to all-around excellence at West