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Crews set up the Cirque du Soleil big top in Hartford. 
The Cirque LUZIA production is set to open June 19.
📸: Shawn Rychling/Journal Inquirer #hartfordhasit
Future grads practice their hand shaking technique that they will be using when they receive their diplomas, prior to the Tolland High School graduation ceremony, Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the school in Tolland. Seen here from left are, Max Cooper, Andrew Kolano, Matthew Neznayko and Adam Kolano. 📸: @jimmichaudphotography
Cameron Abbot, Salutatorian, and Madelon Morin Viali, Valedictorian, look on as the National Anthem is sung by Kayla Rush at Windsor High School's commencement. (Julius Fabrini for the Journal Inquirer)
Somers Salutatorian Katryna Dukehart, left, fist bumps Class President Stephanie Butler, right, as Valedictorian Rose Karvandi, center, looks on during commencement at Somers High School, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Teammates celebrate with pitcher Matt Cook after he struck out the last batter of the game for 3-0 shutout of Shepaug Valley winning the CIAC Class S Championship game, Saturday, June 8, 2019,  at Palmer Field in Middletown. Staff 📸: @jimmichaudphotography
Jordan Jeroszko lines up the swing connecting for a two-run inside the park home run in the 5th inning, Coventry went on to a  3-0 shutout of Shepaug Valley winning the CIAC Class S Championship game, Saturday, June 8, 2019,  at Palmer field in Middletown. Staff 📸: @jimmichaudphotography
East Catholic students line up for graduation during commencement at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford. 📸: @jimmichaudphotography
Friends of Verlean Douglas, 67, of South Windsor, who died in a fiery accident with three tractor-trailers on Interstate 84 in East Hartford while driving a school bus Monday, gathered at a vigil Tuesday at First Student bus company in East Hartford. 📸:
Katherine Eastman / Journal Inquirer
Manchester’s Art in the Park draws crowds to Center Memorial Park. Sunday, June 2, until 4 pm
775 Manchester Community College students received degrees and certificates Wednesday.  Staff 📸: @jimmichaudphotography
Remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces this Memorial Day. Finn Moylan of Boy Scout Troop 27 in Manchester and his fellow scouts place flags next to headstones at East Cemetery in Manchester. #memorialday
World War II Merchant Marine Ed Dymon, 94, will be flying to France to be part of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Merchant Marines were among the highest casualty rates during WWII.  Friends from Vernon and Ellington crowded a small room at Rein's Deli in Vernon Friday for a breakfast that turned into a tribute to Dymon. Read about Dymon’s story in the 
@Journalinquirer. Staff 📸: @jimmichaudphotography