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Under a cloudy sky that threatened rain, a current of students streamed into Lawrence High School from buses and sidewalks: the first day of school underway. 

Before classes officially began, Principal David Adam took time to recognize the high school’s 50th anniversary, since opening its doors on September 7, 1966. Students, teachers, Board of Education members, Mayor David Maffei, Town Council members, the Lawrence Township Education Foundation members, Chief of Police Mark Ubry, and Superintendent Dr. Crystal Edwards were in attendance. Though unable to make the ceremony, Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman sent a joint resolution, and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes sent a proclamation.

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Before cutting the celebratory ribbon, Principal Adam expressed his gratitude to all of the people in attendance by saying, “Magic happens every morning. It’s a special place. The high school isn’t just a building, it’s part of the community. That’s what we are here to celebrate and this is just the beginning. Throughout the school year we’ll have many small events. We’re very excited about it.”

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