ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Class of 2017 is ready for its next chapter.
The students of Alexander Hamilton High School celebrated their commencement ceremony on June 21 at the Westchester Broadway Theater.
“As you go out into the world, participate,” outgoing Superintendent Joseph Ricca said. “Don’t forget to lead. Help drive our community in the direction of prosperity and peace. Help to think of new ways to support your neighbors, to care for the needy, to speak for those without a voice. Call out injustice when you see it. Become an activist for a cause.”
Ricca said the opportunities to lead are limitless for the graduates if they are willing to do so with goodness and wisdom.
“I know that each of you has the capacity to harness this power and use it to change our world for the better,” he said. “Accept my challenge, please, accept my challenge as you make your next move."
Valedictorian Lara Malaver thanked her fellow graduates for their friendship over the four years of high school.
“This is the final night,” said Malaver, who will attend the United States Naval Academy in the fall. “Take a deep breath with me and remember this moment as it is, right now, because life will never be the same again.”