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Joanne Houston Auditorium: Spaulding celebration for music teachers ends with surprise

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Spaulding High School Principal Justin Roy chauffeured a golf cart for Joanne Houston and Cheryl Richardson onto Hugh Bolin Field, where people filling the stands greeted them with full-throated cheers.

Houston and Richardson retired as the school’s music directors this month after 37 years for Houston at Spaulding and 22 years for Richardson.

The event to honor them Saturday, June 19 was the culmination of a week of recognition and appreciation from students, alumni, colleagues, administrators and city officials. Each day, bouquets, theme baskets and gifts relative to prior productions and school trips were given to the beloved educators. All things were surprises as the many contributors were sworn to silence for two women who jokingly always knew “everything about everything.”

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