Sun Shines Bright On An Accomplished Plainedge Class

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As soon as “Pomp and Circumstance” began playing, Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium was transformed into a sea of red as Plainedge High School graduates made their way onto the field while proud family members and friends applauded from the bleachers. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 were held on June 24 with perfect weather for an outdoor graduation.

Plainedge High School graduates processed onto the field at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on June 24.
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Superintendent Dr. Edward Salina recognized the 216 seniors for their accomplishments during the past four years. He noted that this year’s graduating class was accepted into more than 200 colleges and earned a collective total of $9.2 million in scholarships. The average graduate in Plainedge’s Class of 2021 has already earned 18 college credits.

Superintendent Dr. Edward Salina handed out diplomas.
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In congratulatory remarks from Principal Robert Amster and Board of Education President Catherine Flanagan, they spoke about the obstacles the students have overcome in the past year-and-a-half. Student speakers included valedictorian Joseph Devlin, salutatorian Tyler Ruvolo and senior class president Katie Cruz. Senior musicians joined the jazz choir and concert band for musical interludes.

The Class of 2021 valedictorian was Joseph Devlin (left) and the salutatorian was Tyler Ruvolo.
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More than 200 diplomas were awarded to Plainedge High School graduates.
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Senior class president Katie Cruz took her fellow graduates on a journey from kindergarten through 12th grade.
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Plainedge High School graduates were excited for their special moment.
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Senior musicians joined the concert band for a musical interlude.
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-Submitted by the Plainedge School District

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