Bayonne High School graduates 604

BAYONNE – More than 600 Bayonne High School seniors had their scholastic careers come to a close on Monday, June 22 as they graduated at a ceremony in the Richard Korpi Ice Rink building on campus.
Valedictorian Casey Harrigan told classmates that her hope was that they would choose paths in life that would make them happy.
“We truly are the authors of our own destinies,” Harrigan said. “Tonight, one chapter of our book ends; the chapter called high school. Now, it’s time to begin writing the next chapter.”
Salutatorian Jessica Sulima also understood that her high school graduation was a passage to a different place. Sulima is headed to the University of Pennsylvania to study communications.
“It’s bittersweet. Because I’m leaving home,” she said prior to graduation. “But I’m also really excited.”
Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia McGeehan commended the graduates for their diligence over the last four years.
“Class of 2015, you are indeed a credit to our school, a credit to your parents, a credit to yourselves, and a credit to the city of Bayonne,” McGeehan said.
Mayor James Davis advised the students that their futures are in their own hands, and that working hard will always pay off in whatever they do in life.
Bayonne High graduates will be attending dozens of post-secondary institutions, including Boston University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Syracuse University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
A number of students will be entering the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Others will immediately enter the workforce.
More than $16 million in scholarships and grant money was awarded to the Class of 2015. –Joseph Passantino

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