GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Woodlands High School's 130 members of the class of 2016 graduated Friday, July 1 in a ceremony at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
The graduates collectively won $7 million in college scholarships this year.
"Learn through observation, asking questions, and persevering through adversity." said Belinda Miles, president of Westchester Community College. "You are the CEO of Y.O.U."
Valedictorian Alan Pascual, who will attend Cornell University in the fall, told his classmates, "Just go out there and show them what you've got."
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, who postponed a family vacation to speak at the graduation, said he did so "because many of these graduates are like family to me."
Superintendent of Schools Tahira A. DuPree Chase encouraged students to "Learn other languages, eat exotic foods, and travel to other parts of the world. And don't forget to spread your Falcon pride everywhere."
Other speakers included Salutatorian Katherine Sims, Board of Education President Terry Williams, whose son Nile was a graduate, and Principal Matthew Smith.