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Mount View Grads Mark the End of an Era 

The class of 2009 at Mount View High School in Thorndike will be the last group of seniors to be handed diplomas in the old school. The new 40-million dollar K through 12 building will open this fall. To mark the occasion this weekend’s graduation ceremony will bring a piece of the past back. Graduates from 1965, Mount View’s first class, will march along side seniors. Principal Lynda Letteney says the day is about the current graduates, but she says the community and school also thought a brief tribute to the classmates of 65′ would be appropriate. Letteney says invitations were sent out to the class of 65′. About twenty former graduates have responded and will be recognized at Sunday’s ceremony. Senior class president Jami Childress says she’s proud to be part of the last class to graduate from the old school. She adds that it will be a memory that will hold forever.