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Congratulations, Ward Melville High School Class Of 2024!

Photos courtesy of the Three Village Central School District

Members of the Class of 2024 proudly gathered at Ward Melville High School one final time to celebrate their graduation. Students marched out in front of the building as their family and friends applauded them and the honors orchestra played “Pomp and Circumstance.” The processional was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Ward Melville High School Acting Principal Dr. Paul Gold welcomed the crowd and soon-to-be graduates, offering them words of advice for their future endeavors. Additionally, he recognized the students headed into the armed forces after graduation. Board of Education President Susan Megroz Rosenzweig then gave remarks and congratulated the Class of 2024.

Student Government President Nicole Scala stepped up to the podium to present the class gift. The Class of 2024 has enabled construction to begin on the Commons at Ward Melville High School. The Commons will be revamped and renovated to offer a more engaging space for students.

Dr. Gold recognized the top academic leaders of the Class of 2024, beginning with co-salutatorians William McGovern and Michael Zhang. Both students left parting words for their peers.

Congratulations, Ward Melville High School Class Of 2024!

Congratulations, Ward Melville High School Class Of 2024!

“As you enter this next chapter of your lives, take all the knowledge and memories you’ve gathered through your years in Three Village and pave the way for the amazing futures that lie ahead of each and every one of you. And remember that today is a gift – always live it and appreciate the present moment,” McGovern said.

 “Trust me when I say this, you will find being yourself is not only a liberation from crushing self-consciousness, but a path to success. I urge you to take this path for yourself and not just follow a societal dogma,” Zhang said.

Following the co-salutatorian address, Dr. Gold introduced Class of 2024 valedictorian Katherine Liang. Liang reminded the graduating class of their time in Three Village schools, as well as their potential to shape the future.

“We will always be echoes of the sophomores who trickled into this building, nervous and excited for high school. We will always be echoes of the steadfast teachers and administrators who shaped our cores. We, as a rolling river emerging from today’s graduation, will leave canyons and valleys in our wake. We will shape the future of our country,” said Liang.

After the student speeches, members of the graduating class stepped across the stage to receive their diplomas from Dr. Gold and the Three Village Board of Education. They returned to their seats where they turned their tassels and tossed their caps into the air, officially designating them as graduates of Ward Melville High School.


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