Mepham Celebrates 80th Class of Graduates

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Mepham High School marked its 80th commencement ceremony on June 24 at the NYCM Theatre at Westbury.

Principal Eric Gomez, who completed his first year in the position, kicked off the ceremony by asking the students to seek to find their purpose.

“Think about what you are going to do with this chapter,” he said. “As you reflect, your experiences will certainly help define you. However, very little will happen unless you are willing to take some risks.

Salutatorian Isabelle Chan noted that her friendships, some since elementary school, enriched her Mepham experience and the school as a whole. 

“Mepham High School has forever been made better because you were here,” she stated. “Each and every one of us has made a mark on the hallowed halls and in the hearts of one another that will forever, resonate and be remembered for years after we close our lockers for the last time.”

Valedictorian and Class President Gina Connors discussed embracing memories but also change.

“We have always been a united class and we constantly take pride in our school,” she said. “It is now up to us to take advantage of the opportunities that life offers us.”

Board member Nina Lanci reminded graduates to maintain true to themselves. “What should never change is what makes you the person you are,” she said. “Your ideals, your values, your heart. Those should always remain a constant.”