Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Rain doesn’t dampen commencement exercise’s happiness and excitement


Congratulations and best wishes to the Minisink Valley Class of 2023!

Ceremonies were held tonight, June 23, on the football field before thousands of cheering family members and friends, who gathered to celebrate  members of the Class of 2023 and to wish them a lifetime of good health, happiness, success, personal and professional fulfillment.

Rainy weather was a threat all day. But as luck would have it, a window of time for only cloudy skies was forecast to take place during the scheduled time for commencement ceremonies.

Administration and student speeches were able to take place along with the long-anticipated roll call of names, with just a handful of names left to be announced before heavy rain fell. The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of anyone on campus, who were thrilled that a community ceremony on the football field could take place for all who were interested in attending.

The rain did cut short the intended announcement of  scholarship recipients. They are:

Matthew Kennedy Scholarship: 
Caleb Linares

Key Club  Scholarship:
Aku Sarah Addo
Sargun Cheema

Kiwanis Scholarship:
Emily Eve Alvira
Anastasia Godlewski
Austin Gurda
Hana Hassan
Andrew Jones
Angelina Senese
Emmy Stewart

Gold Family Scholarship:  
James Parco

Citizenship Awards ($500)
Adisyn Bobish
Ethan Gallo
Austin Gurda
Hana Hassan
Alexandra Kassel
Alex Norwood
James Pendl
Angelina Senese

Top Eight
Kory Dixon
Ivy Ha
Emmy Stewart
Austin Gurda
Noah Mandel
Matthew Rickard
Anastasia Godlewski
Madison Ringus

Excellence Awards
English: Ann Marie Solimando
Social Studies: Ronnie Pennington
Math: Tyler Boyce
Science: Alexandra Kassel
Spanish: Andrew Jones
Business: Angelina Senese
Art: Hana Hassan
Vocal Music: Elizabeth Skalski
Instrumental Music: Jonathan Samse
PE Female: Kaeli Killenberger
PE Male: Ethan Gallo
ROTC: Angelo Rosado
Yvonne Demberg: Melanie Rodriguez
Yvonne Demberg:  Angelo Vellake

For more photos, visit a photo gallery on the district’s Facebook page.
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