Walt Whitman High School Eighty-Sixth Commencement

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After "the turning of the tassel” as led by class of 2016 Valedictorian Misha Patel, the guys dispensed with their hats altogether.
BOE members steered a steady ship and are ready for the commencement ceremony to begin signifying the end of a successful school year. Left to right: Ms. Linda O. LaCara, Ms. Laura B. Carey, Ms. Lisa Brieff, Mr. Jim Kaden, Ms. Michele R. DeGaetano, Mr. Edward Nitkewicz, and Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta.
BOE members steered a steady ship and are ready for the commencement ceremony to begin signifying the end of a successful school year. Left to right: Ms. Linda O. LaCara, Ms. Laura B. Carey, Ms. Lisa Brieff, Mr. Jim Kaden, Ms. Michele R. DeGaetano, Mr. Edward Nitkewicz, and Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta.
“Once you are educated, no one can ever that that away from you. Education is not a given, it is an achievement.” - 2016 class Salutatorian Gabrielle Ramirez.
“Once you are educated, no one can ever that that away from you. Education is not a given, it is an achievement.” - 2016 class Salutatorian Gabrielle Ramirez.
“Whitman is such and accepting community. I cannot think of a better place to learn to express myself without fear of judgment. To become the best version of myself. To have made lifelong friends. To call home.” - Valedictorian Misha Patel
“Whitman is such and accepting community. I cannot think of a better place to learn to express myself without fear of judgment. To become the best version of myself. To have made lifelong friends. To call home.” - Valedictorian Misha Patel
On behalf of the class of 2016, president Juan Gonzalez Contreras made the presentation of the class gift.
On behalf of the class of 2016, president Juan Gonzalez Contreras made the presentation of the class gift.
Employees of the school district are invited to present the diploma to their graduate. Here, Valerie Abbene shares a priceless smile with her mom.
Employees of the school district are invited to present the diploma to their graduate. Here, Valerie Abbene shares a priceless smile with her mom.

You couldn’t have asked for a better morning in which 458 Whitman seniors began the next step in their lives. Students, guests, and family members heard from Board of Education President Jim Kaden, District Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo, and Whitman Principal John Murphy, who gave is first Whitman commencement speech. The two-hour ceremony also featured Whitman’s GSO President Millicent Le Clair; Senior Class President Juan Gonzalez Contreras; Salutatorian, Gabrielle Ramirez; and this year’s Valedictorian, Misha Patel; who, along with their 2016 senior classmates, began a new and promising chapter in their young lives.

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Island Photography Video Slide Show:

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Congratulations Class of 2106:

Valerie R. Abbene, Jonathan Acevedo Torres, Antonio Alexander Aguaiza, Ayesha D. Ahsan, Catherine Aiello, John Alexander, Henry Alfaro, Edwin Alfaro-Ulloa, Carlos Alvarenga, Josseline Alvarado Hidalgo, Jack R. Angevine, Thibaud M. Antoniou, Antonio Aparicio, Mario Aparicio, Keeyse R. Aparicio-Morales, Rory R. Apollonia, Ariane Apostle, Keni Araujo, Celina Arevalo Morejon, Jason A. Argeseanu, Kimberly Argueta, Sophia Marie Avella, Frank Nicholas Avila, Muaz Azhar, Prasanu Banerjee, Pritesh Banerjee, Jessica Noelle Bansbach, Waris Nabi Barakzai, Joseph S. Barletta, Pascale Barreau, Elizabeth Maria Barrios, Keya Sophia Bartolomeo, Sonia Isabella Bartolomeo, Hans Andru Millan Bas, Kelly A. Baumann, Iridian Basquez Orellana, Lauren M. Beaubrun, Kimberly Amanda Bellissimo, Nikolette Lynn Bellocchio, Aleczandrya Bergeau, Addison Michael Bermudez, Kyle Bernstein, Tyrese Henry Betts, Aparna Bhardwaj, Wyatt Biedermann, Kevin Bishop, Alexandra Bitter, Kyle Bogert, Jeremy Bombace, Marguerite Jade Bonhomme, Angibeth Bonilla, Gena Botrous, Robert Anthony Bottoni, Patrick Brady, Shane Brennan, Kaela Elizabeth Bresnan, Jacob Adam Bronson, Alania Bryan, Joseph Buckshaw IV, Colin Mykola King Budzitowski, Kareem Burns, Andrew Caballero, Jade Alexandra Calderon, Viridiana Nicole Calvillo-Conejo, Nicole Paige Cambria, Elvin A. Campos, Jessi Campos, Michelle Campos Lopez, Christopher Canales, Margarita Marie Canales, Margarita Canas, Julia Alexandra Canigiani, Deanna Caparatta, Jammie L. Capozzo, David Cardenas Monares, Arianna Victoria Carlson, Rene Castro, Gabriella Cerrito, Victor Chae, Fabrizio Adrián Chamorro, Bucho Charles, Frantz Edward Charles, Aris Elizabeth Chavez, Arashdeep Cheema, Eldridge Faranah Chery, Nicolas Chiusano, Kirk William Christensen, Nicholas Richard Cirillo, Gary Cisneros Campos, Jeison Collado Rodriguez, Izhia Collier, Kelly A. Collins, Sean P. Conklin, Kelly M. Conlon, Kerry Ann Conlon, Riley Conlon, Jonathan J. Consolo, Yenifer Cordova Palma, Blayke Lauren Cory, Abriel Coulter, Katherine R. Cox, Leah Rose Cozart, Anniah Cruz, Edgar Cruz, Jacqueline N. Cruz –Benitez, Nicholas D'Aiuto, Lauren D'Alessio, Nicolette Marie Dalia, Jeremy James Dalimonte, Kepherd Royce Daniel, Christopher Davila, Emily Syian Davis, Kyle M. Davis, Tyshawn A. Davis, Nicholas E. De Blasio, Kelsey De Rosa, Spencer A. De Rosa, Daneshka Decene, Shannon P. Decker, Danielle Dellaccio, Nicole Deluca, Caitlin Anne Dermody, Michael A. Di Maulo, Kristina Aurora Diaz, Michael Diaz, Sindy M. Diaz, Djounlie Dormilien, Zachary Thomas Dougherty, Ryan Dowling, Julia Paige Drum, Jiaxing Du, Javier O. Dubon, Kashaf UL Duja, Dre shon Dunlap, Cassandra Rosemarie Eaches, Stephanie M. Echevarria, Shahzel Ehsan, Ahmad A. Ejaz, Steven Nicholas Emproto, Robert J. Eng, Catherine A. Escobar, Jeremy Enrique Escobar, Joseph J. Esposito, Dillon Jay Feinman, Destineé Lashay Felder, Elizabeth A. Fernandez, Daniel Francis Fiordalisi, Theodore Marcus Fisher, Louis Flores, Manuel Flores, Marwin Flores, Isela, Flores Gonzales, Alexa Morris Follo, Taylor Fox, Francisco J. Fuentes Alegria, Megan Paula Gallagher, Eric Christian Garcia, Idalis Garcia, Marielis Garcia, Stephanie Garcia, Yasmin Estefani Garcia- Saravia, Reina I. Garcia Ulloa, Thomas Alkiviadis Garone, Kyle Gault, Andy Gavrielatos, Joshua Aaron Gerson, Angelo Michael Gervasio, Colin Michael Gilmartin, Amanda Paige Glaser, Peter Globuschutz, Susie Glover, Matthew J. Goldstein, Jennifer Gomez, Manuel Gomez, Alec R. Gonzalez, Esther M. Gonzalez, Kimberly Elizabeth Gonzalez, Juan Gonzalez Contreras, Laura Grajales, Jeffrey Granados Chavez, Shawn Grandoit, Alexandra Nathania Greaves, Sabrina Greenberg, Shayna Alexis Greene, David A. Grey, David Grimadeau, Lauren Ann Groser, Jaysin Jose Guerrero, Jordyn O. Guerrero, Douglas Robert Guida, Delaney Zane Guiliano, John Haffner, David Charles Hamilton VI, Kayla Hampton, Bryan Hankins, Javeria Haque, Tyrone Alexander Hardy, David M. Harris, John B. Harris, Samantha Joanne Hartig, Jefferson D. Hector Jr., Austin Charles Hennings, Haydee Sarai Hernandez, Jocelyn I. Hernandez, Witman Hernandez Fernandez, Giovanni Michael Herrera, Antonio A. Hidalgo, Cristian E. Hidalgo, Michael L. Hoang, Liliana A. Hoffman, Samantha Hopper, Sarah Elizabeth Horan, Amani Alexandra Howard, Jeffrey Interiano Portillo, Renaldine Jaboin, Mohammad Harris Jalili, Destinée C. James, Gleisy Jaramillo Cardona, Nicoil Jarrett, Joshua James Jimenez, Sarine Joy Kabarajian, Barbara Kahl, Jack, Richard Karmen, Joseph A. Kaye, John Anthony Kehoe, Abdullaha Khan, Ariel C. Khatchatourian, Jenna Nicole Kilkenny, Marina Grace Kilkenny, Rachel Catherine Kilkenny, Matthew Louis Kleet, Jacob D. Klein, Joonho Ko, Amanda Nicole Koch, Emma Helene Kongevold, Camila Maria Korobow, Wayne W. Koziatek, Mason Kraese, William Kraus, Tyler T. Kurban, Dean G. LaGonterie, Corina Noelle Lambraia, Kevin P. Lanwes, Zachary Adam Lanz, Derek Matthew Lap, Millicent Love Le Claire, Catherine Lee Ledbetter, Sky Dakota Lemke, Emily M. Lettis, Rosalie Nicole Libardi, Alicia D. Litt, Krystal Lareese Lloyd, Anastasia Lodato, Christina M. Lofaso, Alison Lombardo, Dominick Lombardo, Salvatore Nicholas Lomino, Jessica Lopez, Joselin Lopez Fuentes, Carol Lopez Garcia, Michael Anthony Lorello, Kevin C. Lupton-Gonzalez, Cheyenne Isabella Madrid, Marrion J. Mahadeo, Hamza Mahmood, Candise J. Maldonado, Madison Deborah Anne Malone, Melissa L. Manie, Jacqueline Mancia, Eric Mann, Scott Donald Manning, Sophia Rose Marcoccia, Umer Marghub, Douglas Jay Marr, Jason Marseille, Eric Martiniano, Yehia Marzouk, Jonathan Matuza, Courtney Elizabeth Mayer, Edward Rocco Mc Guigan, Faith Danielle Mc Intosh, Avery Mc Kenzie, Twary K. Mc Kenzie, Dylan J. Mc Nally, Nicholas Mc Nulty, Eliza Melendez, Carol Ashley Melhado, Jose Ernesto Mendez Espinal, Jessica Marie Menditto, Matthew Tyler Merbitz, Elizabeth M. Mercurio, Rumeysa Nur Mete, Eve E. Metzger, Carlos Meza, LaNeysha M. Midgett, Natalie Taylor Migliore, Amanda M. Moletz, Katy Molina Jimenez, Ellysandra L. Monegro, Andrew Monrroy Abrego, Megan Marie Montemurro, Ariana Monterroso, Alma J. Monterroso Valdez, Benjamin Paul Cohen Morales, Devhan Morales, Samuel Morales, Daniel Moreira, Diliana Sarai Moreira, Jason Moreira, Maybelline Nicole Moreira, Kimberlyn Moreno, Jesse Marie Morra, Samuel V. Musitano, Anali T. Nanavati, Michelle C. Nardelli, Nicole Nancy Naughton, Mia Navarro, Kayla Neiland, Keith A. Nieves, Angelica Nicole Novok, Cynthia Nunez, James J. O' Connor, Christina O' Donnell, Colin J. O' Hara, Brandon A. O' Rourke, Taylor H. O' Rourke, Zannia Lalee Ojibe, Zenab Chisom Ojibe, Melanie Hannah Olinsky, Kyla Elizabeth Oliver, Rudy Yanes Orellana, Diana Paulina Ortega, Lauren Elizabeth Owens, Erick Pacheco, Alexandra N. Palladino, Julianna Rose Pasquarello, Nicholas Pasquini, Christopher James Pasterak, Milan Sureshbhai Patel, Misha Patel, Tania Paz, Rose M. Pedretti, Leopoldo Pensa III, Olivia Perez, Halison Perez Sandoval, Willie Lee Petro Jr., Emily Faythe Petrone, Roseberte Pierre, Margaret Pigliacelli, Ricardo Portillo, Liam Portmore-Davies, Pamela R. Pulvirenti, Jonathan Quintanilla, Wendy Quintanilla Rivas, Aksa Qureshi, Dylan A. Racaniello, Gabrielle Luz Ramirez, Inpreet Rattu, Johann Moisés Renderos, Madison S. Repetti, Delanna Richardson, Julianna Kendall Richter, Geysen Rivas Campos, Shamel Robinson, Brittany M. Roche, Claudia Cristina Rodriguez Gutierrez, Kelvin Rodriguez, Mishael Rodriguez, Nicolas Benjamin Rodriguez, Vincent Rodriguez, Johanna Rodriguez Mejia, Wendy Rodriguez Mejia, Fatima Lizeth Romero-Flores, Giselle Romero, Mario Ruiz, Dillon Safran, Verdelle B. Saint-Jean, Austin Michael Salas, Umaimah S. Saleemi, Kevin Jair Salgado, Joseph Sallitto, Nicole Samba, Letitia Mary Sammut, Nicholas J. Sanchez, Marisa Joy Sanquini, David Santos Sanches, Jeramy Saravia, Jason Ryan Saslaw, Francesca Scafidi, Brett Andrew Schankin, Jesse E. Scheiner, Matthew Paul Schindler, Donald R. Schweizer, Sarah Scott, Justin Orlando Seda, Roninio Senatus, Christopher J. Senecal, Colin C. Sherland, Yukari Shiraishi, Jonathan Silverman, Selena Natalia Skrepek, Jannon Smith, Dylan W. Sobina, Sudhakar Sood, Anna Jiselle Sorto, Marcos E. Sorto, James Stander, Matthew D. Stockfeder, Cole Ryder Stolte, Kerventz Sully, Colleen Elizabeth Sweezey, Zanaira Tariq, Vanisha Taylor, Alana Thurer, Sergio Toledo, Samantha Toscano, Haley Madison Tract, Yvette H. Trinidad, Andrea C. Umana, Jennifer Zuleyma Umana, Kiran M. Usmani, Joseph T. Van Seggen, Andrew John Varisco, Josue Vasquez, Ariel Velasquez, Jennifer O. Velasquez, Raymond P. Vidal Jr., Cristian Villanueva, Angel Alberto Villatoro, Carlos Luis Villatoro, Christopher Villatoro, William Villatoro, Clarissa I. Villatoro, Danny Vilorio, Jose Vilorio, Zaria T. Vinas, Julizza Vivas, Lauren M. Vocke, Carolanne Michelle Wadulack, Sohrab Wahab, Summer Wahab,  Heather A. Walker, Joseph D. Ward, Moesha Watson, Kolette Grace Marie Watts, Joseph Michael Weindling, Ashley Nicole Weisser, Brittany Rose White, Sabrina White, Rachel Nicole Williams, Thao Philomena Rose Williams, Gricelda Yanes, Olivia N. Zakarin, Michelle H. Zambrano, Jacob Michael Zappulla, Skyler Jean Zenie, Tyler A. Zeoli, and Jack Michael Zuckerberg.