BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Dressed in the traditional white dresses and tuxedos, members of the Bronxville High School class of 2016 received their high school diplomas in front of a standing room only audience of friends and family during the 94th commencement ceremony, held on the school’s front lawn on Saturday, June 18.
Principal Ann Meyer welcomed guests and addressed the graduates to wish them well.
“We, the faculty, wanted to give all of you the opportunity to develop as leaders, innovators, critical thinkers and engaged citizens,” Meyer said. “This is just the beginning of what you will do to grow as individuals to contribute to the world. This evening, we will celebrate your time here and wish you well on your journey.”
“As we head off from Bronxville High School, I hope that each of you makes the most of your new experiences,” said class President Kathleen Conaton. “Wherever we are in the coming years, I hope that we can all apply what we've learned to make the most of our new surroundings. Be brave, have the courage to ask questions. And most importantly, begin now and don't wait. The only thing we can do right now is feel proud of all we have accomplished so far and look toward the future with bright eyes and a running start.”
“Graduation provides the ritual by which we students transition into the larger world,” said Student Faculty Legislature President Natalia Kaminski. “This presents us with two essential responsibilities that may at times seem in conflict with one another. How do we reconcile being faithful to who we are while living and contributing to the larger collective of humanity? The paradox is that our society is only as good as we are.”
Parent Kimberly O’Toole, who was chosen by the class as this year’s guest speaker, also offered her remarks before the graduates were called one by one to receive their diplomas, several students received awards for excellence.
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