Local high schools hold graduation ceremonies

Pomp And Circumstances




Receiving summa cum laude honors at Southampton High School were Charlotte Ferguson, Nicholas Ford, Thomas Gabriele, Caitlyn Kirsky, Riplee Mercer, Robert McKnight, Caroline Palumbo, Bhvvaneshar Ramkhelawan, and Katherine Rus, with Principal Brian Zahn.

The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will fill the air across the East End as local high schools hold their commencement ceremonies and honor top students. Here’s a list of the upcoming festivities.

East Hampton

Emily Hugo
Annelise Mendelman

Emily Hugo has been named the valedictorian and Annelise Mendelman is the salutatorian of the class of 2019.
Graduation will take place at the high school at 6 PM on June 28.

Ross School

The Ross School held its graduation ceremony on June 8 with a commencement address by Adrian Mather, a best-selling author and Ross alumna.

Sophie Griffin received the Ross School Board Award, which recognizes a senior for outstanding leadership. The Anders G. Holst Award for a senior who demonstrates courage in creativity went to Xinyi Hu. The Richard M. Dunn Award, which recognizes a senior for writing skills, was presented to Liam Murray. Padmavathi Devella received the Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award, which recognizes a senior who demonstrates the pursuit of excellence, magnanimity of intention, and personal integrity.

Pierson High

Hannah Tuma
Emily Hallock

School in Sag Harbor holds its graduation ceremony at 5 PM on Saturday, June 29, in front of the high school. Hanna Tuma is the class valedictorian, and Emily Hallock is the salutatorian.

Southampton

Commencement exercises will be held at Southampton High School at 6 PM on Friday, June 28. The school has eliminated traditional valedictorian and salutatorian honors and instead has named nine students, Charlotte Ferguson, Nicholas Ford, Thomas Gabriele, Caitlyn Kirsky, Riplee Mercer, Robert McKnight, Caroline Palumbo, Bhvvaneshar Ramkhelawan, and Katherine Rus, who all graduated summa cum laude by maintaining averages of 95 or above.

Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays valedictorian Christina Coulton, left, and salutatorian Ava Bianchi.

Graduation will be held at Hampton Bays High School at 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 27. Christina Coulton and Ava Bianchi have been named the class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Westhampton

Westhampton Beach valedictorian Chris Bender, left, and salutatorian Frank Lapinski.

The Westhampton Beach High School commencement will be held at 6 PM on Friday, June 28. Chris Bender will be honored as valedictorian and Frank Lapinski as salutatorian.

Riverhead

Riverhead salutatorian Brittney Miller, left, and valedictorian Joshua Caskie.

Joshua Caskie has been named the valedictorian and Brittney Miller the salutatorian of Riverhead High School’s class of 2019. Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 PM at the high school.

Shelter Island

David Neese

Shelter Island High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 2 PM on Sunday, June 29. Mia Clark is this year’s valedictorian and David Neese is the salutatorian.

Mattituck

Tyler F. Olsen
Caleb Foley

Mattituck High School will hold its graduation at 10 AM on Saturday, June 22. The school will honor Tyler F. Olsen as valedictorian and Caleb Foley as salutatorian.

Southold

Marie Mullen
Dante Tramontana

Graduation will take place at 1 PM on Saturday, June 22, at Southold High School. Marie Mullen is the class valedictorian and Dana Tramontana is the salutatorian.

Greenport

Jacob Kahn
Xavier Kathn

Graduation takes place at 1 PM on Sunday, June 23, at Greenport High School. Jacob Kahn is the class valedictorian and Xavier Kahn is the salutatorian.

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