Saturday, June 2, 2018

In the News: FHS graduation; birth rates decline

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Franklin High School celebrated the graduation of nearly 500 students on Friday, but not without commemorating a classmate. 
As an evening of joy and accomplishment went on, a moment was taken to recognize and mourn the loss of James Sewell who died April 7 after a car crash in Bellingham. 
Sewell was assigned a seat at Friday’s ceremony, and it was not empty; it was adorned with flowers and notes of remembrance. Students seated nearby wiped tears from their faces as Principal Paul Peri called attention to the chair during the ceremony. 
Sewell’s diploma was awarded to his teachers in commemoration of his life and the knowledge he had gained from them."
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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180601/franklin-high-graduates-mourn-one-of-their-own


"America’s birthrate hit yet another record low in 2017, as mothers in nearly all age groups gave birth to fewer babies last year than they had the year before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
The U.S. birthrate has been falling for several years, led by declines among younger women in their teens and early 20s who seemed to be putting off motherhood until they were older. But in 2017, women in their 30s joined the trend as well. 
Here’s a closer look at the youngest Americans and their mothers, courtesy of birth records compiled by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics."

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/zz/news/20180601/us-birthrate-hits-record-low-by-numbers

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics

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