Exams are finished; underclassmen are gone; the gym is set for Senior Dinner, and the big tent is ready for Commencement. Thursday evening, seniors boarded the M/S Mt. Washington at Weirs Beach for a three-hour dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee.
A lasagna and chicken parm buffet is already set, and this crowd gets down to business as the boat backs away from the pier.
It is a sunny, mild evening with enough northerly breeze to keep the bugs moving, and the cruise becomes an extended photo-op.
Our videographer, Ethney McMahon, with Bill Wightman as sound technician, interview students who volunteer to offer thanks to parents, family, advisors, teachers, coaches and friends. By mid-cruise, this exercise has caught on, and kids line up for the opportunity to record gratitude.