RYE, N.Y. -- Rye High School held its 83rd annual graduation on the field of the school on Saturday, June 21.
Rye City School District Board of Education members, administrators and residents gathered to celebrate the graduating students for successfully concluding their high school educations and embarking on steps for the future.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Alvarez provided remarks. He described the accomplishments earned by members of the senior class and shared a quote from astronaut Buzz Aldrin: “No dream is too high for those with their eyes in the sky.”
Talented students participated throughout the ceremony, providing entertainment to their audience while expressing their unique skills and interests.
Luke McGinty, Carolan Moses, Charlotte Nixon, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Holly Tice and Aurora Zahm presented the Latin Oration and musical interludes were performed by Clare Cecil, Alec Stepanian, Luke McGinty and Sebastian Saavedra.
Senior class representative Daniel Mangum provided the Senior Oration and senior class president Elizabeth Philip presented the class gift of decor for the school courtyard. Valedictorian Samantha Carter and salutatorian Olivia Iles addressed their classmates and guests as well.
“It is okay not to know all the answers because that is what makes life exciting,” said Carter. She also quoted the New York Rangers coach, relating the team’s efforts during the Stanley Cup playoffs to the senior class and its ability to work together as a team.
Iles focused on the importance of living with purpose. “We must be able to identify what we really want,” she stated. “We will have to live with purpose. Don’t lose yourself in the game or trying to stay out of the game. Forge your own path.”
The ceremony concluded with a recessional presented by the school band, and a reception sponsored by the Parents’ Organization was held in the Middle School Multi?Purpose Room.