Lynbrook High School graduates cross the stage

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Green and gold graduates at Lynbrook High School celebrated a momentous triumph as they reached their commencement ceremony on June 23.

It was a joyous day for the Class of 2023 as they gathered in Lynbrook High School, ready to mark the culmination of their years in Lynbrook schools. Graduates donned their caps and gowns and embraced the friends with whom they have overcome hurdles alongside. To the theme of “Pomp and Circumstance,” they processed to their seats in the gymnasium as the ceremony began.

Members of the LHS band performed the National Anthem, before Class of 2023 Salutatorian Nicholas Condoleo addressed his peers with his address, “Embracing the Spirit of Experimentation.”

“What makes this class so special are the diverse personalities that will always follow their hearts,” he said. “Within this class, we have many talented artists, musicians, athletes, scientists, writers, chefs, community volunteers, and so much more. As we’ve discovered our passions, we have been able to accomplish so many spectacular achievements together.”

In her valedictory address, titled “The Beauty of Impermanence,” Kate Chiulli urged her peers to hold on to those things they find dear.

“It seems like just yesterday when we were at our middle school graduations, ready to enter the high school. Think about how much has changed since then,” she said. “As Lynbrook graduates, there’s so much more change in store for us in the future.”

Lynbrook High School Principal Matthew Sarosy commended graduates on their many achievements garnered as seniors. “Graduations, especially from high school, are transitions that offer us all a chance to reflect on time,” he said. “Your challenge is to take what you’ve learned and accomplished over your time at LHS and use it to create the world you want to see. Graduates, undoubtedly, your time is now.”

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Melissa Burak, gave her final LHS graduation speech before her retirement this year, and urged students to continue to strive towards success. “I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful cohort of promising young individuals whose next chapter is waiting to be filled with dreams, aspirations, and stories that get to be realized and written,” she said. “What is in store for you as you begin your next journey in life?”

Mr. Sarosy announced each graduate as they crossed the stage to shake hands with board trustees and receive their diplomas. As tassels were turned and caps were launched into the air, the Class of 2023 officially became alumni of Lynbrook High School.

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Date Added: 6/27/2023