The Middle Country Central School District recently hosted commencement ceremonies for the 2022 graduating classes of Newfield High School and Centereach High School. The graduates received diplomas and commendations for their dedication and perseverance, which included overcoming the unprecedented challenges of the Covid pandemic.
“Congratulations to our outstanding classes of 2022. These impressive young adults have made a positive impact on the Middle Country community with their academic and personal achievements and their excellence in academics, creativity, and athletics,” said Dr. Roberta Gerold, Superintendent of Schools. “I’d like to thank our dedicated teachers, staff, Board of Education members, and our Middle Country family for their continued support and dedication to our students’ wellbeing and education!”
During the Newfield High School commencement ceremony, the pledge of allegiance was recited by G.O. President Dora John and the anthem was sung by Allyson Short. Mr. Scott Graviano, Principal of Newfield High School, shared his welcoming remarks and Valedictorian Dora John and Salutatorian Abu Kalam took the podium to share their messages and encouraging words to their fellow graduates.
During the Centereach High School commencement ceremony, following a welcoming message from Principal Thomas Bell, Senior Class President Hunter Emerson and G.O. President Devyn Engelbert addressed their fellow graduates. During the ceremony, Valedictorian Nicholas Mattern and Salutatorian Isabella Fiore took the podium to reflect on the last four years of their high school journeys.