By Jessica Rogness
Despite a scandal that recently brought negative attention to the school, Dixon High School Principal Nick Girimonte was proud of his 271 graduates on Saturday morning.
“To the graduates, what a ride we’ve had,” Girimonte said on stage at Finney Field. “Through the good times and the rough patches, you’ve impressed me with your intelligence, your honesty, and most of all, your commitment to each other and this community. Today, you are the pride of our school, you are the pride of our town.”
An investigation was launched at the school after it was discovered that one student allegedly hacked into nine teachers’ electronic gradebooks and made changes.