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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Field project may spur Seymour graduation relocation

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent
SEYMOUR >> Seymour High School’s class of 2015 will graduate June 17, but whether the ceremony will take place on traditional DeBarber Field remains to be seen.
The location of this year’s graduation took center stage during Monday’s Board of Education meeting. About 40 seniors from the class of 2015 attended and said they don’t want to balk tradition.
Graduation for decades has been held on the school’s main football field, DeBarber Field. Seniors traditionally take a lap around the track prior to taking their seats in the center of the field. However, because the field and surrounding athletic complex is in line for a huge makeover, thanks to a $2 million state grant the town received last year to install artificial turf, a brand new track and new, handicapped accessible bleachers, the project start date could alter the ceremony location.

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