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  • Tyler Rooney, left, of Ware, Colin Monette of East Longmeadow and Molly Kenney of West Springfield enjoy a short video montage of their time at Mount Tom Academy during graduation exercises for the alternative learning program held at Look Park in Florence, Thursday. The class of 2021 also includes David Martin of Northampton, who was not present. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Colin Monette, right, of East Longmeadow gives a fist bump to Collaborative for Educational Services Interim Executive Director Karen Reuter, third from left, during graduation exercises for Mount Tom Academy held at Look Park in Florence on Thursday, June 3, 2021. From far left are assistant teacher Carole Jackewich, educational mentor Allyson Mazzuchi, Reuter and content teacher Elise Robinson. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Tyler Rooney, right, of Ware gets a hug from Mount Tom Academy educational mentor Allyson Mazzuchi following graduation exercises for the alternative learning program held at Look Park in Florence on Thursday, June 3, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Molly Kenney of West Springfield gives a "thumbs up" to her mother during her remarks at the graduation exercises for Mount Tom Academy held at Look Park in Florence on Thursday, June 3, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 6/4/2021 3:53:31 PM

FLORENCE – Mount Tom Academy, an alternative learning program run by the Collaborative for Educational Services and hosted by Holyoke Community College, graduated four students in a ceremony held at Look Park on Thursday. About 30 friends, family and staff at the school gathered at the Westwood pavilion to hear a commencement address by ‘20 alumna Tessa Scagliarini of South Hadley and to fete the accomplishments of Tyler Rooney of Ware, Colin Monette of East Longmeadow, Molly Kenney of West Springfield and David Martin of Northampton.

Note: This story has been edited to correct the location of Mount Tom Academy. The Academy is hosted by Holyoke Community College.

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinGutting.


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