Congratulations 2017 North Shore High School Graduates!

Cloudy skies and rain loomed over North Shore High School as 238 seniors donned their caps and gowns for the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Parents, friends, administrators, and families, gathered in the high school gymnasium on Friday, June 23, to watch the ceremony led by Principal Albert Cousins. Speakers included Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick, Valedictorian Kathryn Feehan, Salutatorian Donald Ahrens, and North Shore Board of Education President Mrs. Antoinette (Toni) Labbate.

Congratulations to all of the North Shore High School graduates and their families who attended the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. To begin the ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiancewas led by Senior Class Presidents Vasilios Livanos and Griffin Genet followed by the National Anthem sung by Christopher Lau, accompanied by members of the North Shore High School orchestra conducted by Mr. David Soto. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 including: Jasmine Olivia Abidi, Donald C. Ahrens III, Carson Charles Albrecht, John James Alfarone, Mia Alonso, Jonathan Aminov, Nathalie Arias, Shafayet Ark, Ryan Thomas Aughavin, Sammy Avgi, Yosselin Ayala, Maryam Aziz, Paige Barwick, Lauren Moninne Basile, Danielle Allison Baumel, Kenneth P. Belanger, Boris Yaroslavich Belikow, Erika Beyer, Michael James Bolowsky, Alec Paul Boyer, Luke Robert Boyer, Ethan Garrett Bradford, Theodora Anna Brebenel, Julianna Broccolo, Kaitlin Grace Brottenberg, Darryl S. Brown, Jr., Chloé Rae Bulbin, Ashley Rose Burns, Jackson Patrick Busse, David Michael Cabrera, Salvatore A. Caccavale, Demi Ann Cangemi, Cameron Capello, Ian Capobianco, Kristen Capobianco, Paul James Carlson, Kate Carraro, Dylan James Carroll, Hannah Elizabeth Cave, Zachary Alexander Chebuske, Geoffrey Chen, Jillian Cay Ciotoli, Jake Cirella, Frankie-Lynne Conklin, Henry Corwin, Celeste Maris Costello, Nicholas Vincent Cristofari, Christian Luis Cruz, Jessica Daley, Kyle Rocco Daly, Ryan Daubman, Charlotte Claire DeMartini, Lauren DeMayo, Zachary Joseph DeMeo, Brooke S. Demetri, Grace Mary DePietro, Olivia DerGarabedian, Emily Paige Dietz, Hayden Tyler DiPalma, Thomas Doran, Joseph William Doyle, Seamus J. Doyle, Alexander Drew, Alexandros Drivas, Colin Dunn, Justin Jon Durka, Zoe Eisenstein, Nicole Escobar, Diana Estela Espinoza, Ryan Edward Faber, Victoria Fabiilli, Kathryn Elizabeth Feehan, Zachary Felix, Julia A. Fletcher, Daniel Floccari, Elena Forsander, Olivia Fortich, Joseph Anthony Frittola, Adam R. Fuentes, Brandon Patrick Gaynor, Connor Alan Gaynor, Griffin Genet, Malena George, Jessica May Gianfortune, Jagger Colin Gillman, Nora Goettelmann, Stephanie N. Goglia, Matthew John Granelli, Aurelie B. Guss, Melisa Gutierrez, Sam Haidery, Binghui Hu, Caitlin Hurley, Alexandra Sarah Johanson, Bernadette Claire Joyce, Christina L. Jud, Andrew T. Kahn, Liam Kiggins, Natalie Elizabeth Kimmel, Miranda Kivlen, Liam Frederick Knehr, Olivia Beatrice Knox, Takuya Tucker Kolbert, Kaitlyn E. Kopetic, Mark Kornfeld, Patryk Grzegorz Kosc, Dylan Kraus, Quinn Karalyn Lacy, William Thomas Laderer, Matthew Ryan Lafergola, Camillo LaSorsa, Christopher Lau, Grace Lau, Kelly Lavin, John Lennon, Kristen Lennon, Haley Jordan Lerner, Madeline Julia Leto, Sarah Umi Leventhal, Alex Anthony Levy, Clare Lewis, JinLun Li, MingJun Li, Nicholas Peter Liotta, Nicholas A. Liounis, Laurette Lisena, Vasilios Livanos, Joseph Vincent Livoti, Jack Leo Lockwood, Caroline Hope Lucas, Kevin T. Luu, Xinyuan Lyu, Michael MacDonnell, John Anthony Magliocco, Jr., David Mahler, Eduard Marcencov, Kimberly Lynn Marchese, Andrew Markasevic, Ashley Marra, Mary Martone, Emily Jane Mastrota, Justin Thomas McGinley, Emily McManus, Eamon McNamara, Ashley McNeur, Alexander Mecklosky, Melina Mehdizadeh, Nataniel Mihăilescu, Diana Rose Miller, Andrew J. Miraglia, Doria Morea, Molly Katherine Morrissey, Jessica Mortko, Dorian A. Munaco, Margaret R. Murphy, Katherine Murray, Hayden George Baker Muttee, Emma Naddell, Kyle Naddell, Alec Nation, Jade Victoria Nichols, Anne Catherine O'Brien, Sullivan O'Brien, Ryan James O'Day, Jack Thomas O'Donnell, Connor Oballe, Juliette Occhi, Pasquale Oropallo, Domenico F. Panzarino, Martin Fred Paolillo, Meaghan Papiro, Mia Papiro, George Emmanuel Pappous, Nicholas Jude Patrichuk, Alex S. Pedolsky, Lauren Perez, Emma Picone, Dorian A. Pietraru, Lucas R. Pino, Nicole Preuss, John Anthony Quinto, Alexandra Elizabeth Reiner, Kyra Ann Rieger, Jordyn Ann Rivera, Justin A. Rivera, Matthew Henry Robertson, Nicoletta Meri Hana Toi Royal, Nicholas R. Rubertone, Ross Rubin, Michael Patrick Russo, Sarah Russo, Mark Salas, Olivia Rose Sasso, Jonathan Salvatore Saulle, Matthew Sean Savage, Hayden Scala, Cassandra Schatz, Danielle J. Scheu, Jessica Scuderi, Brittany Seipp, Mercer Shavelson, Ashleigh Rose Sheerin, Jake Silver, Sean Smith, Carly Nicole Spallone, Emily Sturges, Jonathan Erik Swett, Ryan Joseph Swiezbin, Joseph Taddeo, Finbar Hartigan Talcott, Aleesa Tasayco, Jacqueline Thoet, Brian Glenn Tilton, Megan Tornatore, George E. Toskos, Alexia Rae Troia, Angelina Troia, Julia Anna Trojanowska, Alexander John Vallone, Jason Varghese, Noah Michael Veiga, Joseph William Vetrone, Michael Jake Vigliotti, Gena Vineis, Athanasios Vlahopoulos III, John Vogel, Rajan Vohra, Jessica Christine Weber, Jessica J. Weil, Dylan Joseph Welch, Jenna Whalen, Kevin Whalen, Rebecca P. Winski, Sang Muk Yun, Matthew Reid Zapken, Elizabeth Grace Zarb, Katherinne Zavaleta, and Erica Zeppieri.

Best of luck and success to the students in the North Shore High School Graduating Class of 2017.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the North Shore Alma Mater was led by Joseph Doyle. Many thanks go out to music teacher, David Soto, and the North High School Orchestra. Principal Cousins thanked all of the parents and their families and told his graduating seniors that he respected them and was very proud of their accomplishments. He stated that they had fulfilled all of the New York State High School requirements to graduate. Then he said, “Now throw your hats in the air!” Principal Cousins wished all of his seniors the best of luck in the future! Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Article by Shelly Newman
Photos by Adrienne Daley

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