Walt Whitman High School Class of 2017 Graduation

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After "the turning of the tassel” as led by class of 2017 Valedictorian Shelbi Wuss, the guys dispensed with their hats altogether.
Letting go, a district employee presents her daughter with her diploma and a little extra wish for a bright future.
Letting go, a district employee presents her daughter with her diploma and a little extra wish for a bright future.
He’s the Cal Ripken of the South Huntington School District. His service to the District began well before the Class of 2017 was even born. Thank you Jim Kaden for your 24 years of service to the South Huntington community.
He’s the Cal Ripken of the South Huntington School District. His service to the District began well before the Class of 2017 was even born. Thank you Jim Kaden for your 24 years of service to the South Huntington community.
“We are imperfect. We are human. And most of all, we are still teenagers. Years from now we will look back and laugh at ourselves, cringe at our mistakes, smile at memories past.” - Valedictorian Shelbi Wuss.
“We are imperfect. We are human. And most of all, we are still teenagers. Years from now we will look back and laugh at ourselves, cringe at our mistakes, smile at memories past.” - Valedictorian Shelbi Wuss.
“Class of 2017, you have truly made a difference, and I cannot thank you enough for elevating the quality of our South Huntington Family.” South Huntington Superintendent, Dr. Dave Bennardo.
“Class of 2017, you have truly made a difference, and I cannot thank you enough for elevating the quality of our South Huntington Family.” South Huntington Superintendent, Dr. Dave Bennardo.
“As we head out into the next stage of our lives, just remember to always be yourself. Find what makes you happy and live life to the fullest. Continue to show the world why the Walt Whitman High School Class of 2017 is the best class ever.”  Senior Class President Dylan Diamond.
“As we head out into the next stage of our lives, just remember to always be yourself. Find what makes you happy and live life to the fullest. Continue to show the world why the Walt Whitman High School Class of 2017 is the best class ever.” Senior Class President Dylan Diamond.

You couldn’t have asked for a better morning in which 465 Whitman seniors began the next step in their lives. Calling for a ninety-minute delay on a rainy Saturday morning gave everyone, including Mother Nature, the time they needed to enjoy a perfect crystal blue sky by 11:30 a.m.  Students, guests, and family members heard retiring Board of Education President Jim Kaden’s last commencement speech, District Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo, and Whitman Principal John Murphy also gave their commencement message on this eighty-seventh Walt Whitman Graduation. The two-hour ceremony also featured Whitman’s Senior Class President Dylan Diamond; Salutatorian, Karthi’ Mayilvahanan; and this year’s Valedictorian, Shelbi Wuss; who, along with their 2017 senior classmates, began a new and promising chapter in their young lives. The Walt Whitman Symphony Orchestra, led by Mr. Matthew Hoffman ushered the seniors in and out of the ceremony that also featured the Whitman choir led by Mr. Steven Altinel.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery #2  courtesy of Philip M. Orlando

Video Slide Show from Island Photo

Congratulations Class of 2106: Rodrigo Abrego, Jose Acevedo Santos, Kevin Acosta Quinteros, * Jessica L. Adomaites, Antonio K. Agudio Jr., * Siam Ahmed, Kubra Akdogru, Diana Alberto, Roberto Aldana Quintanilla, * + Sindy Alfaro Ortez, Edwin David Alfaro-Ulloa, Daniel Alivio, James Aloisi, * + Anastasia M. Alpy, * Laura,Rose Altieri, Alexandra Alvarenga, * Roxana M. Alvarez, Carlos Amaya, Natalie Amaya, * + Lila A. Amin, Devin Santo Anderson, Herson Aparicio, William Aparicio, * Krista Nicole Apostle, * Kidar G. Arjune, * Kiran G. Arjune, * Blake Aronson, Destiny Arvelo, * Yusra Tazeen Ashraf, Rameen Asif, Trevor James Aucone, * Angelique S. Auriemma, Kamilah Azhar, Angelle Baack, Kenneth Baez, * Arielle J. Bagley, Andrea Bais, * Ifedayo Balogun, Berenzie Banegas, * Danielle A. Barbarito, Stephanie Natalie Barker, * Kristen Barone, Nicolas Barone, Sherley Barreau, Stephen Barthold, * + Alivia Ruth Barton, * Erica Christina-Rose Bell, * Julia Rose Bellontine, Antony Benitez, Jessica Benitez, Jocelyn Benitez, Jack Beyel, * Matthew T. Birdsall, * Stephanie Marie Nesha Bishop, + Thomas Blackall, * + Emily Leah Blank, * + Christina Bogdani, India Oceane Bonilavri, Edwin Bonilla, Daniel Payton Borysowski, Shyheim Jaroy Bowser, Viltasia Bowser, John Ethan Boyle, Joseph Edward Bradbury, * Timothy Patrick Brady, Bray Elizabeth Brattoya, * Jonathan Edward Brigati, +Matthew R. Bromschwig, Jamari Brown, Vanessa Brown, Michele Brunet, * Zachary, Ryan Bruno, William Burton, Megan Bushey, Jackelyn Calderon, * + Emanuel John Campo, Alberto Campos, Emanuel Canales, Flor Vanessa Canales, Patrick C. Canniff, Joseph Cantillano Heredia, * Lesly Estefani Carabantes, * Serah, Monette Carbon, Nicholas Cavaiuolo, * Robert J. Cerrito, * + Amy Chan, Jose Chavez, Julio C. Chavez Rivas, Dalton Ernesto Chea, Manzar Cheema, * Jordan Noelle Chen, * Julia A. Chimenti, Luis E. Chinchilla, * + Gabriella Cipriano, * + Steven Louis Ciravolo, * Lauren Elizabeth Civello, Kathleen Mary Clark, Franklin Clase, * + Alexander J. Clopper, * Brittney Marie Coleman, * + Emma Ciara Coleman, Angelina Maria Collado, Jeffrey Collado Rodriguez, Ashley Concas, * Kristen Elizabeth Conroy, Joet Cooper, Vincent Corallo, * + Christian Corbett, Brandon Michael Corbin, * Brian James Corcoran, Cesar Daniel Cordone, * Quinn Marie Cortese, Gabriela P. Corvera Amaya, Catherine Costantino, Savannah Crane, John Philip Creeron, Yeimi Cruz, Erika Cruz Flores, John Thomas Cullen, * + Alexis C. Cummings, Matthew John Cusumano, * Peter Edwin Daquara, Fawenjie Darius, Destiny Alexa Dasque, * Haley Davis, Maurice De Carmine, * Nicole Ann De Martino, * + Marc A. De Pasquale, * Rebecca De Witt, Maykoll Delcid, * Alexa Skylar Delcolle, Justin Delgado, * Gianna Della Vedova, * + Ilana Brooke Desmond, * + Joshua A. Devaraj, Ka’taira Devine Staley, Derek J. Di Lorenzo, Thomas M. Di Lorenzo, Matthew Thomas Dia, * + Dylan Hunter Diamond, Karina Diaz Chavez, * + Neyda Jacquelin Diaz-Vilorio, * Emily Taylor Dickson, Nicholas Distasi, Olvin Dominguez Pineda, * Katlyn M. Donahue, Luidji Dormeus Jeremiah John Downes III, Amanda Dragon, Sean Thierry Duclay, + Kathleen Rose Dugan, * Emma Katharine Dunn, * Kassidy Dunn, Taidgh Dunne, * Christopher James Dybus, Bailey Marie Dye, Ryan Edelman, * Jon C. Eichner, Hanya K. Elfeky, * + Taylor J. Epstein, Efe Eryildiz, Alexander Fernandez, * + Emily C. Ferrante, Cara Anne Ferreri, Cristian Figueroa, David Figueroa, * + Hanna Michele Fink, Felicia Flammia, Hixon Flores Martinez, Sayleen Giselle Flores, Malachi Ford, Thalia Forney, Joaquin Forno, * Christie Ann Franz, Benjamin Fuentes, Jennifer Fuentes, Jose Fuentes Alfaro, Nova Ariana Furey, George C. Galvin, * Kevin Garay, Aleyda Garcia, Jennifer I. Garcia, Jose Garcia, Jason Gentry Jr., * + Camilee-Ann Getchell, Antonella C. Giammichele, * Derek Michael Gianchetta, * + Michael Anthony Giarrizzo, * Lauren Lissette Giglio, * Jack Andrew Giudici, Ryan Christopher Giudici,* Sarah Brooke Glaser, Erin Elizabeth Glidden, Ryan Glidden, Jeremy Godfrey, * Mikayla Anna-li Godson, Kevin Gomez, Ana Gomez Gomez, Ally Marie Gottesman, Jake Patrick Grady, Marlon Granda, Sarah G. Grasso, Taylor Jorden Greco, * Justin C. Grose, Thayler Guirand, Trevor Gundersen, * + Serena Marie Halajian, Sarah Haller, Troy Hamilton, * + Elizabeth Jean Hardwick, * Matthew Robert Harrigan, Akeem Harris, * Richard Warner Hauser, Brianna Jessica Hausman, Matthew Christopher, Havekotte, Elizabeth Maria Havjar, * Natalie Grace Hayes, James Joseph Heath, * Edgar A. Henriquez, Sarah Heppler, Ryan Christopher Herley, Nancy J. Hernandez Garcia, Juan Carlos Hernandez-Perez, Linavel Hernandez Rodriguez, Kevin Herrera, * Sofie J. Hibler, Marvin Hidalgo, * + Samuel S. Hoffman, Alexa Renee Honickman, * Jaylene Alanah Hubbard, Katherine Anice Hughes, Ahlasia M. Hunter, * + Mark Wilhelm Hustedt, John A. Iaccino, Casey Lauren Iannuzzi, Brianna Imbesi, * Thomas Cono Isernia, Josue Izaguirre Oyuela, * + Matthew David Jacobsen, * Nosheib R. Jadoon, * Aditi Jambavat, Johnel Jarrett, Carlin Jean Louis, * Ludjina Jean Pierre, Noel Jimenez, Kimberly Jean Johnston, Gillian Judge, Jon Louis Juliano, Hayley Kalenderian, Anjelica E. Kappatos, Ianni Michael Karagiannis, John Keeler, + Hasan Khan, Fahad I. Khwaja, Bruce King, * Desislava Kirilova Kirina, * + Melissa Chelsi Konakli, * Jamie Kralstein, Lauren Marie Kramer, Gianna Rose La May, Matthew Larice, Tiana Laster, Odette Lazala, Rosa Kimberly Lazo, * + Abdjine Lemaitre, * + Casey Elizabeth Leonick, Michael T. Lewin, Malia Lewis, * + Jillian R. Leydon, Tatiana Linares Espino, + Katherine Elizabeth LoNigro, * + Esteban Lopez, Brian Louis, Justina Lynch, Stephen Magana Contreras, Brett Harrison Maier, * Cara Nicole Mangels, Michael Pasquale Maniscalco, Franklyn Manzano, George Anthony Marini, Christopher W. Marion, Kadjah M. Mark, Sophie L. Markell, Michael Martilotto, Andrew James Martin, Tatiana Maria Martinez, Vanessa Yaritza Martinez, Wendy Martinez Chavez, Jake Albert Marx, Dylan Robert Mason, Danielle Irene Mattila, Rayquan Maxwell, Michael Mayer, * Matthew C. McAuley, * + Kelsey R. McDonald, * + Shannon E. McHale, * + Casey Elizabeth McKenna, * + Sarena Madeline Mary McManus, Bianca McMillen, + Jeanine Rose McNulty, Kevin Michael McNulty, Gizem Memis, Frank Mendolia, Joseph David Mendoza, Anibal Sebastian Mendoz Alvarez, * + Mark Theodore Castro Meneses, * Adam Tyler Meskill, * + Nicholas Miata, Christopher Thomas Miller, Rhiannon Mizrachi, David Mojica Mojica, Gabriel Molina, Anthony Morace, Aaron Christopher Morales, Rodrigo Morales, Lourdes Morales Canas, + Michael Morck, * Payal Multani, * + Benjamin Reuben Nace, Paul Naclerio, Fazila K. Naeemi, J Steven Nappi, * + Gabrielle M. Nardelli, Rebecca Anne Nardelli, * Shealyn Lettie Naughton, Alanis Renee Nazario, Zachary Nerzig, * + Thomas Anthony Nicolino, Danielle O’Donnell, * + Meagan Mary O’Donnell, Kayla Nicole O’Mara, Casey Frances O’Riordan, Siavash Omidvar, Silvia Ordonez Martinez, Jennifer V. Orellana, * Michael Anthony Orlando, Justin Ortiz, Katya Osorto Rivas, Shedley Osse Jr., * + Taninna Oukacine, Berat Ozdemir, Leila Ozkiral, Adrianna Catherine Padinha, * + Brooke Alexis Pagano, * Anthony S. Palazzolo, * Emma Nicole Palka, * + Sarah E. Panza, John C. Parra, * Vincent Anthony Pastore, Meleiny Peralta, Gerson Perez, * + Jessica Hema Persaud, Maria Petrizzo, Michael Pettit, Magdalena B. Polanco Moran, * + Olivia Paige Poplawski, * Rosa N. Portaro, * Anthony Raymond Pray, * + Kristina M. Pray, * + Steven Michael Prestia, * Julie Anna Prisco, Danielle Marie Profaci, Cassidy Pugatch, Chase Scott Pugatch, * Timothy J. Quinn, Nicholas R. Quintanilla, Ricardo J. Quintanilla, * + Lauren Frances Ragone, Iman Raja, Edgar Ramirez, * + Epiphany G. Ramirez, Oscar Ramirez, * Cinthya Ramos, * + Omar Amadís Ramos, * Geysel Ramos Vasquez, * Waleed Rauf, * + Danielle M. Raynor, Isaác Orlando Regalado, * + James Timothy Reilly, + Isaac Renderos, Isaias Noel Reyes, Joanne Reyes, Tania Reyes Velasquez, * + Antoinette Christine Riehl, Tania Gabriela Rivas, Yenifer Rivera, * + Anna Ruth Rizzo, Samuel Roberts, Savien Cincear Roberts, William Roberts, Jahnay Robinson, Terron Robinson, Colby Cameron Rodriguez, Ethan James Rodriguez, Angela Rodriguez Oliva, Bradley Roff, * + Jordan Matthew Roiland, Kevin E. Romano, Gabriela Michelle Rosales Alas, Lee Rosario, * Jared Rosenthal, * Claes Christian Rozenveld, Omar Rubio, Jenna Ruf, Amanda Cristine Ruiz, * + Samantha Ruotolo, Anastasia Rynkowski, * + Jared O. Saget, Rose Mardochee Saint Charles, Claudia E. Salamanca Contreras, Elycia M. Salcedo, * Brittney Rose Salerno, Victor Sanchez, Guadalupe Sanchez Razo, Amy Paola Saravia, J Guadalupe Saravia, Patricia Saravia, Bridget Martina Saslaw, * Jordan R. Schneider, Brandon Scott, * + Melissa Erin Shaiman, * + Rachel Nicole Shapiro, Shivani Sharma, Christopher J. Shea, Cecelia Shedlow, Christopher Shiraishi, Danielle Nicole Silverman, * + Shaina Joy Silverman, Nicole A. Sohn, * + Kayla Ann Soulias, David Forrest Sparling, Taylor Stewart, Justin Stridiron, Bijan David Tabibzada, * Sarah Christine Tabibzada, * + Madalyn Rose Tallo, * Taylor Christina Taranto, * Faiza Tariq, Elizabeth Tianna Taylor, * + Deja A. Tejada, * Carla Tejeda De Oleo, Julianna Thorbourne, Samantha Paige Thorne, * + Victoria Rose Thurer, Inmar Ticas, Maxim Tkachev, * + Caroline Regale Tomaselli, * + Paige Tortorice, Samuel J. Tract, Josselin Treminio, * + Melissa Kay Triolo, Ingri Uceda, * + Justin Manu Ullman, Ildemar Ulloa, Luis Ulloa Alvarado, Brian Valencia Chileno, Eric Vallecillo, Yamary Vargas Garcia, Kevin Alexander Vasquez Martinez, * Victoria Elizabeth Vasta, Karla Ventura Velasquez, Greizon Otoniel Veliz Catalan, * + Leanna J. Vergis, * John Vesque, Cedrick Victor, Nelson Villalta, Erika Villalta Serrano, Ariana C. Villarreal, Ana Ruth Villatoro, Liam J. Vollmer, Dakota Rose Warren, * + Danielle Wechsler, * Marija Lina Weingarten, Dante Weirshousky, Anthony Michael Weisser, Lauren Wesch, Avia A. Wildman, Isaiah J. Wilkerson, Andrew Williams, * Grace Mary Williams, * + Alexandra Marie Wirth, * + Jessica Young, Sean Robert Zagorski, * + Marcus Zaiff, and Cristofer A. Zuniga Solorzano.

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