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Grad Seasons of Days Gone By

by John Brooks

It is almost that time of year again where schools let out for the summer, marking a new beginning for many students in Grade 8 heading off to high school.

One thing many local students of Acton’s past looked forward to was their graduation class photos shared in the local newspaper, the Acton Free Press. In the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s this was a common practice for the Grade 8 students graduating from the Acton Public School. The graduating class photos shared in the Acton Free Press were often kept as a keepsake by students and parents alike. Luckily clippings from graduating classes still exist from over 60 years ago. Have fun taking a peek at Acton's 1957 graduates!

photo: Dills Collection

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