Seniors Celebrated During Memorable Ceremony

Seniors Celebrated During Memorable Ceremony Photo

A number of graduating seniors from Northport High School were recognized and awarded scholarships during the school’s 45th annual Senior Awards Ceremony on June 6. Family members, students, faculty, administrators and Board of Education members gathered in the auditorium to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the Class of 2017.

Principal Daniel Danbusky opened the ceremony by introducing valedictorian Cybele Laisney and salutatorian Sarah Abodalo. Each received a medal and were presented with a gift from the PTSA. Both students were also among the 44 seniors who received Board of Education Academic Excellence Awards for reaching the highest level of academic success and being in the top 10 percent of the Class of 2017. Board members congratulated each of these students and handed them a certificate.

Approximately 82 scholarships were presented to many of the deserving students. Seniors who will be attending military colleges were formally offered their invitation into their programs. This included students joining the United States Coast Guard, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the United States Naval Academy.

Scholarships were presented by Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer, administrators, faculty, community members and organizations to those who embodied what the scholarship stood for. Scholarships ranged from $200 to $5,000.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. Danbusky recognized 100 faculty members who were nominated by students for making a difference and having a significant impact on the lives of their students.