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High School Class Wants to Fly Watertown Strong Flag on Common Street

The class is selling wristbands to buy the flag that will pay tribute to Watertown's first responders.

Students in a Watertown High School class want to pay tribute the first responders for their actions during the shootout and manhunt for the Boston Marathon Bombing suspect by raising a "Watertown Strong" flag at the high school.

The project is part of the Transition to the Success class, a program that prepares high schoolers to live in the real world. 

The group decided to purchase a red and black 4 foot x 6 foot flag from Lubin's Trophy of Newton, which will cost $345. 

Before the flag can fly on Common Street, they must pay for it.

After the success of the Watertown Strong T-shirts, the class decided to sell red Watertown Strong wrist bands, said program coordinator Mary Russo. The class has ordered 600 red Watertown Strong wrist bands at a cost of $234.

The group got a big boost from Superintendent Jean Fitzgerald.

"The class came to visit me in September, and I was so impressed by what you are doing that your superintendent is donating the wrist bands to you," Fitzgerald said during Monday's School Committee meeting. 

Wrist bands are available to be purchased at Watertown High School. For more information call 617-926-7760.

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