William Floyd High School held its 59th annual Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 24, 2018. There were 647 graduates who turned their tassels to the left and became the newest alumni of William Floyd High School (not including January graduates – 53). Approximately 80% will attend a two- or four-year college or trade school this upcoming fall with the rest either entering the workforce or the armed forces. Fourteen are entering military service, 96 graduated with a Career and Technical Education Endorsement recognition, 39 were in the Senior National Honor Society, 14 were in the Senior Art Honor Society and 29 were in the Senior Tri-M Honor Society. Overall, 129 received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and 238 received High Achievement Awards. The valedictorian, Asma Asghar (Barnard College), and salutatorian, Michelle Lara (Harvard University) both gave addresses to fellow graduates, along with Board of Education President Robert Vecchio, Superintendent of Schools Kevin M. Coster, William Floyd High School Principal Philip Scotto and Floyd Academy Principal John DeBenedetto. The Brookhaven and Mastic Fire Departments also provided a wonderful backdrop with a large American flag adorning the area just behind the stage. The William Floyd school community provided scholarships exceeding $200,000 for graduating seniors. Congratulations to the graduates of the Class of 2018!
Please enjoy a gallery of images and the Facebook Live video of graduation below!