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Lots of differences compared to today’s ceremonies in these pictures, but lots of similarities, too. 

 

Lebanon High School’s 152 graduates join together in song in the school gymnasium during their commencement in Lebanon, N.H., on June 17, 1965. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Over 1,300 people attended the ceremony. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

A graduate receives his diploma during Lebanon High School’s commencement in Lebanon, N.H., on June 17, 2015. Scholarships, prizes and awards for $8,000 were also given to 32 seniors. (Valley News – Larry McDoanld) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

About 40 people could not find seats and watched the ceremony on closed-circuit TV in the cafeteria. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

As graduates file out of their commencement ceremony, a relative makes photographs at the Lebanon High School gymnasium on June 17, 1965. Over 1,300 attended the event. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.