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Class of 2020 Graduation

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After months of uncertainty surrounding graduations across the country, Glen Cove High School’s Class of 2020 celebrated their graduation on June 26 with an outdoor commencement ceremony marking the end of unique, but memorable school year.

The graduates, who were split into five socially distanced ceremonies, were allowed two invited guests, were spaced six-feet apart from their classmates and were required to wear masks. But it was a small price to pay and did not put a damper on the excitement as students smiled and cheered as they processed onto the football field, while their guests beamed with pride.

Principal Antonio Santana and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maria Rianna, spoke to the students reminding them that the world is theirs to conquer and that their dedication, kindness and a positive outlook can take them anywhere they choose.

The senior class valedictorian, Nicole Khaimov, salutatorian Megan Fahey, honorarian Caitronia Greene and class presidents Carina Gigliotti and Victoria Xikas each spoke to their classmates virtually through prerecorded speeches that were livestreamed to the school’s website on graduation day.

Congratulations to the Glen Cove Class of 2020!

Senior Campus Car Parade

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Last week, the streets surrounding the high school campus were filled with energetic and optimistic families, friends and community members as they cheered on hundreds of vehicles filled with the students in the graduating class of 2020. Escorted by the Glen Cove fire and police departments, the parade began at Gribbin Elementary and traveled to the high school campus where students received their final yearbook and took photos with district administrators including Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna, High School Principal Antonio Santana and Assistant Principals Katie Prudente and Allen Hudson III. Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke, City Council Members Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews, Marsha Silverman and many teachers from across the district joined the celebration to congratulate the students.

Having adorned their vehicles with balloons, signs, painted windows and even one very large face mask, the students displayed an array of emotions but mostly all smiles, shouts of joy and enthusiastic horn hoking. The Glen Cove High School class of 2020 may have missed out on many traditional celebrations, but there was no lack of pomp and circumstance proving this graduating class is one that will be remembered for resilience, strength and hopefulness.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020