Brett Rackie found his niche quickly.
He moved to town from Pittsburgh as a sophomore, knowing no one and enrolling at Burroughs High School. He joined the baseball team and made friends.
On Thursday, he stood in the hallway of his soon-to-be alma mater, adorned with academic achievement pins, and honor chords all while hugging and high-fiving friends.
“High school couldn’t have been better,” he said. “But I am looking forward to a new start.”
Rackie’s story was among the successes of the roughly 600 students who, with a shift of their tassels, became alumnae Thursday night.
“This was an amazing class,” said Jodi Levy, a guidance counselor. “They did what they needed to do and did it in a fantastic way.”