Story by Jennifer Siembab
Although a thread of storms threatened the day, Bloomfield High School’s 156th graduation ceremony took off without a hitch. Graduates marched from Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center to the high school with their heads held high, full of pride and spirit to receive their diplomas.
After a year of uncertainty of the ceremony location, the decision was made to hold the ceremony in the high school gym. Traditionally, Bloomfield’s graduation takes place at Foley Field. However, with the condemning of the bleachers and the discovery of arsenic in the soil, the tradition was temporarily forbidden, which served as an upset for many students and families. Fortunately, the moral of the night was extremely positive.
“The graduation was very well-organized and even though it didn’t take place at Foley Field, there was no need for disappointment. Everything went smoothly and it was a great time,” said graduate Mark Siembab.