Congratulations to the Class of 2018

HS Graduation 2018 photo

The 124th high school graduation took place on June 22. The ceremony began with the processional and national anthem performed by the high school concert band under the direction of Christine Creighton and the traditional Color Guard presented by members of the Port Jefferson Fire Department. Board of Education President Kathleen Brennan, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Casciano and Principal Christine Austen offered encouraging words to the 89 graduates. Seniors Billy Scannell and Ben Zaltsman addressed their peers and Joseph Collins, father of twin graduates Joey Collins and Jack Collins, presented the parent speech in addition to valedictorian Ibuki Iwasaki and salutatorian Eli Doyle, who both reflected on the past and celebrated the future with their fellow graduates.

The festive ceremony ended with the release of a huge banner from the school’s rooftop created by retired art teacher Carrie Morgan to celebrate the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Class of 2018.