We congratulate the Revere High School Class of 2017 on receiving their diplomas during an impressive commencement ceremony at Harry Della Russo Stadium.
For many of the graduates, the honor was the culmination of 12 or 13 years of attendance in the Revere schools. Many other students entered the school system during their middle or high school years.
The class can take pride in their academic and athletic achievements. But more importantly, the seniors set a positive example for the underclassmen, especially the juniors (Class of 2018), who must now accept the mantle of leadership for the entire student body.
The Revere school system has a well-earned reputation as one of the best urban school districts in the country. Led by an outstanding and innovative school superintendent in Dr. Dianne Kelly (who succeeded Dr. Paul Dakin) and a dedicated group of school administrators and teachers, the Revere schools provide each student with a maximum educational experience.
The Revere School Committee, led by Mayor Brian Arrigo, takes its responsibilities seriously, working cohesively to ensure that each student is safe and sound in our school buildings and has all the resources necessary to fulfill his/her academic requirements.
Many students in the Class of 2017 will soon begin their studies in college. Others will enter the work force while some will begin their service in the military to our country for which we are so grateful.
We wish the graduates good luck in all their future endeavors and we know they will proudly tell their future college classmates or workplace colleagues that they are from the City of Revere and graduates of Revere High School.