PORTLAND — Principal Mike Johnson presented diplomas to 174 graduates of Portland High School’s class of 2010 today during a commencement ceremony at Merrill Auditorium.

Brown Medals, given to the top five male and five female scholars in each graduating class, were awarded to Timothy Weber, Corey Carmichael, Simon Thompson, Marianne Anderson, Scott Briggs, Vesna Glisic, Patrick Curran, Emma Wilson, Cole Hutchison and Molly Monaghan.

Speeches were given by Carmichael, class valedictorian, and Weber, class salutatorian, and Superintendent Jim Morse, who graduated from Portland High in 1973.

Student singers performed “The World’s Greatest,” by R. Kelly, “Come So Far,” from the musical “Hairspray,” and “The Blue and White,” which is the school song.


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