Commencing a New Chapter

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Under sunny skies, Rocky Point High School celebrated the Class of 2016 with a graduation ceremony on June 24.

Seniors Daniel Infranco, Breanna Garske, Thomas Loomis and Mary Rose Romano led the audience in a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” before Daniel delivered his exhortation speech. Additional student speakers included valedictorian James Gohn and salutatorian Matthew Brewer, both of whom shared words of advice for their fellow graduates to embrace while working toward their personal and professional goals. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Ring and Principal Susann Crossan also addressed the class, wishing them well in their future endeavors.

Each scholar was called to the podium to receive his or her diploma from Board of Education President Susan Sullivan, and the crowd applauded as the impressive list of scholarships awarded to the graduates was announced. The newest alumni then ceremonially turned their graduation tassels from one side of their caps to the other, officially marking the start of their next life journey.