After last month's Boston Marathon bombing, school officials aren't taking any chances.
North Shore colleges and high schools will increase security for graduation ceremonies due to the Boston Marathon bombing, the Salem News is reporting. Many schools, such Salem State University and Gordon College, will have bag searches and an increased number of security personnel. On April 15, two bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. Since then, security has been a concern at large events in the Boston area. "There will be a lot of eyes around. We will all be aware and watching what will be going on around us," Joanne Waldner, assistant to the president at Endicott College, told the Salem News. Read the complete story here.
Laura Hinds reflects on growing up in Danvers.
I graduated from Danvers High School a long time ago, in June of 1980. Wow, that seems like a life time ago. June 11, 2011 heralds the graduation of the DHS class of 2011. Although many things have certainly changed over the past 31 years, the old saying “the more that things change, the more they stay the same” still rings true. It’s a safe bet that these young adults who are leaving Danvers High School to head out into the world or work and college feel much of the same excitement, anticipation, and a touch of apprehension that we felt when we graduated. I’m sure that they also received an excellent education and are well prepared for the next phase of their lives. I remember feeling that I knew it all and could handle anything; I hope …