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Bristol Eastern's 291 Heroes

Bristol Eastern's 291 Heroes

BRISTOL — Not every commencement needs a theme, but if you're going to have a theme, make it a good one. The theme of Bristol Eastern High School's ceremony Thursday night was a good one: "We are the heroes of our own story." Standing on the school's football field, principal Carly Fortin told the graduates and their families and friends that not only were this year's graduates heroes, but, more importantly, the Class of 2015 was one of "opportunity-makers." Fortin said that she has witnessed Bristol Eastern's 291 graduates take part in sports and in clubs, as well as in their class work, and throughout, they created opportunities for...