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Graduates Leave Their Mark

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Blue and gold blanketed the tree-lined front lawn of the high school as the members of the Bayport-Blue Point High School Class of 2015 gathered to celebrate graduation and commemorate their myriad of academic, athletic and co-curricular accomplishments.

During the event, several students and administrators addressed the soon-to-be graduates to share their collective wishes for the future and reflections on the class’s time in BBP.

An underlying message of challenging oneself in the future by stepping out of one’s comfort zone was the foundation for the speeches delivered by salutatorian Alexie Lessing and Board of Education President Rebecca Campbell. Principal Dr. Gaurav Passi encouraged the students to “choose a career that will fill your life with purpose, one that leaves you content and gratified.” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vincent Butera provided examples of how members of the class were embodying eight powerful words he encouraged all to live by: “Do or do not; there is no try.”

Valedictorian Patrick Liu encouraged the students to be authentic in the future. “While we can adopt the principles of others, we should never seek to imitate them,” he advised. “Being creative, original and going your own way are very important things in life that we should never forget.”
Student speakers Elizabeth Geoghan and Class President Dylan Mittendorf also shared their collective wishes for the class’s future, and Elizabeth assisted in presenting an honorary diploma to retiring staff member Carol Pitkewicz.

Members of the administration presented students with a GPA of at least 90 percent with honor medallions before each of the 185 graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas.

 



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