The Floyd Academy, a newly designed educational program to help students succeed in a non-traditional school setting, recently celebrated its first graduation recognition ceremony, honoring eight students who have earned the right to become alumni of William Floyd High School. These students will also have the opportunity to walk at the 2017 commencement ceremony in June.
“Graduation is your final lesson from high school,” said John DeBenedetto, Principal, Floyd Academy. “It teaches that even though you may encounter obstacles along the way, with hard work, determination and support, anything is possible.”
Students gathered with family members, teachers, members of the Board of Education and district administration for the luncheon, which was catered by the Floyd Academy faculty and staff.
“Remember the best gift one can receive for graduation is the gift of possibility,” said Mr. DeBenedetto. “Your high school careers have demonstrated that there are no boundaries for you. Each of you holds a chance for a new beginning.”
Congratulations to the following graduates: Chasity Cordero, Elena Drankwalter, Marina Guggino, Nicholas Hernandez, Jayleen Mendez, Savanna Steinbach, Lilly Toriano and Kayla Widman.
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