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Brick by brick, walk to AHS future

Current AHS; inset, Carl Wagner

Would you like to be part of Arlington High history while contributing to the new school? Consider donating a brick to the AHS Community Walkway.

Those involved with the new Arlington High School building project invite you to become a part of our legacy. They are building a commemorative community walkway through the new athletic fields. 

In future years, seniors will take the walk on their way to graduation. You can leave a message engraved on the bricks as part of your student’s legacy.

For more information about how to purchase a personalized brick click here >>

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Recycling an oldie but goodie: Don’t take it for granted

Paul Schlichtman

Paul Schlichtman, chairman of the School Committee, delivered these remarks at the 2024 Arlington High School commencement.

Superintendent Homan, Principal Janger, Rep. Garballey, distinguished faculty, family, friends, and members of the Class of 2024.

I had the honor of delivering this speech 20 years ago. People seemed to like it. As a believer in recycling, I thought . . . why not pull it off the hard drive? I mean, none of you heard my 20-year-old speech. So, here goes.

Members of the Class of 2004: I’ve got just one question for you.

Do you honestly think nobody noticed that half the senior class has been lurking behind shrubbery with Super Soakers? In 50-degree weather? In the rain?

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