Spring is springing along the SouthCoast, and that means prom and graduation seasons are upon us. With COVID all but out of our lives, at least for now, it would seem we will be able to fully enjoy these rights of passage this year without masks, fear, or social distancing.

Did you graduate from a SouthCoast high school? Which school and in what year did you graduate?
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It must have been devastating for the senior classes that were denied a prom and a formal graduation ceremony. Most seniors never returned to school after the lockdown was declared in 2020 and never got to say goodbye to their classmates and teachers.

Which SouthCoast high school did you attend and what was your graduation year?
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The return of prom dresses, tuxedos, caps, and gowns got me reminiscing about my high school days and what it was like to anticipate the end of a long school career. It was exciting and scary.

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What SouthCoast high school did you graduate from and in what year did you graduate?
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I graduated from New Bedford High School Class of 1976. It was the Bicentennial Year marking the nation's 200th birthday. What a party! Our tassels were red, white, and blue, as was our yearbook. Graduation ceremonies took place in the gym as the weather outdoors was a bit soupy. I remember it well.

What SouthCoast high school did you graduate from and in what year did you graduate?
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What's funny is I don't remember anything about the prom. I've asked others I graduated with, and they can't remember much about it either, including where it was. If memory serves me correctly, I actually was at Fenway Park that night and didn't even go to my prom. I wish now that I had.

What SouthCoast high school did you graduate from and in what year did you graduate?
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I appreciate my high school experience more now than I did at the time, and that's unfortunate. I should have been more involved.

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Oh well. A New Bedford High School Whaler is a part of who I am and always will be, even if our Whaler mascot looked more like a big white tooth that a whale!

What SouthCoast high school did you graduate from and in what year did you graduate?
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Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.