Bolton's small-town values nurtured vital character traits, seniors say

"This is the advantage that a small school has over a large school, it gives us the ability to adapt and live in a world full of different cultures and personalities," he said. "This is the way we have been raised - to respect and be kind to one another regardless of obvious differences."

During the graduation ceremonies, senior music students offered the Green Day anthem, "Time of Your Life."

In his closing remarks, School Superintendent Ray Ciccarelli not only urged them to think independently, but he said they had in their own way passed on these vital community values to the next generation.

He said in an interview that the students served as good role models.

"The example that these students have left behind for the younger students, who will emulate them, is commendable," he said.

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