Class of 2018 Made Their Mark

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The Locust Valley High School Class of 2018 gathered together for the last time to receive their diplomas during a beautiful graduation ceremony marking the milestone. For a high school class that achieved at extraordinary levels, the class as a whole is also known for being kind and giving and talented in a variety of areas.
Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018!
 

Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018!
Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018!
Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018