42 Students Graduate Bloomingdale Middle School
School celebrated 40th commencement ceremony Tuesday.
The following was submitted by the Walter T. Bergen School.
The program included music by the school band under the direction of Mrs. C. Lehman. Eighth grade band members played the “Star Spangled Banner.” Mikaila Higbie and Nicholas Sanders led the graduates and the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. The welcoming address was given by Kevin Rooney and Taylor Russnak.
Graduation speeches were given by Erin Amadio, Allison DePuyt and Hannacy Gurbisz on “Past, Present, and Future.” Bree Iurato and Cole Rhinesmith presented a monetary class gift to be used toward the beautification of the school grounds.
Valerie Chica and Tatiana Hold presented the yearbook, Glenwild Echoes, which was dedicated to Mrs. L. Reese for her many years of teaching in the Bloomingdale school district.
Dr. Terrance Brennan, interim superintendent of schools, Mr. Frank Verducci, principal of the Walter T. Bergen Middle School, and Mr. John Pituch, vice president of the board of education, addressed the graduates before presenting them with their diplomas. Allison Barker, Nicholas DePeola, Sean Ellicott, Lauren O’Neill read the names of the graduates. After receiving their diplomas, the graduates sang “Wherever I Go” by Miley Cyrus.
Eighth grade faculty included Mr. T. Bohn, Mrs. M. Conboy, Mr. S. DeLucca, Mrs. C. DeKeukelaere, Ms. C. Fleyzor, Mr. G. Geary, Mrs. D. Hannah, Mrs. M. Jacobs, Mrs. C. Lehman, Mr. K. Lombardi, and Mrs. L. Reese and Mrs. J. Saltzman. Mr. V. Fredericks was the eighth grade advisor. Ms. J. Engelhardt was the yearbook advisor.
A special thank you goes to the Class of 2012 Parent Committee for all their time and effort.
A full list of the graduates of the Class of 2012 is below.
* Sofia Martini
Carly PerrottaNicholas DePeola
* Cole Rhinesmith
* Allison DePuyt
* Steven Riley
+* Kevin Rooney
+* Taylor Russnak
* Breanna Federici
* Ethan Schlotterbeck
* Hannacy Gurbisz
* Kelsey Smits
* Larissa Spellman
* J.T. Timpanaro
* Kristin Toedtmann
+Denotes – Student Council Officers
* Denotes National Junior Honor Society