South Orangetown Central School District

Tappan Zee High School celebrated the graduation of its senior class tonight at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on the Joseph J. Hickey Memorial Field. The TZHS Concert Band, under the direction of William Hughes, and the TZHS Senior Singers, conducted by Dr. Russell Wagoner performed during the ceremony. Principal Dr. Jennifer Amos told the 279 graduates that “we look forward to seeing and hearing how you follow your dreams.”

Student addresses delivered by Class President Christine Lynch, Salutatorian Cassandra Bartels and Valedictorian Palak Oza reflected on memories and lessons learned and focused on the road ahead. “The world can be a dark place,” said Palak. “We are the light that will shine through the dark and define the future. Let’s go light up the world.”

After accepting the presentation of the class, Superintendent Dr. Robert Pritchard expressed deep pride and offered encouragement: “Never stop believing in yourselves or in the endless possibilities that lie before you…and never, ever forget that you are Dutchmen.”

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

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Graduates throwing red and white caps in the air