High school students earn college credits by completing the course, which focuses on theatre history in the first semester and the creation of a “touring company” in the second, allowing the students to create and produce a theatrical piece.
Over the last several years, productions by the students have included puppet theatre, original works performed for the general public, and children's theatre.
Giovanni Durante delivered the welcoming remarks before addressing the graduates.
This year’s class was highlighted with eight National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, 43 Commended Students, three Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars, one Siemens Competition regional finalist and one semifinalist, and one National Merit Scholar, as well and numerous other award winners in math, science and writing.
Approximately 560 seniors in Syosset High School’s Class of 2018 took their turn at the podium to accept their high school diplomas during the school’s 60th annual commencement, held at Hofstra University.
Following the traditional processional march performed by the Syosset High School orchestra and “The Star-Spangled Banner” from the Adelettes and Choral Pride, Syosset High School Principal Dr.
The evening also featured inspirational speeches from Board of Education President Dr. Tom Rogers, class speaker Brooke Lewitas, valedictorian Jarrad Li and salutatorian Daniel Israel. Rogers confessed that he consulted some class members for inspiration in preparing his address, which ultimately focused on passion.
“Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg used his 2017 commencement address at Harvard to talk about the ideas on the horizon like universal income and necessity for a basic living stipend should robots or artificial intelligence take away all of our jobs,” Dr. “That horizon does not exactly inspire my most passionate thought, but I don’t think that your generation is so unimaginative that you won’t simply invent entirely new vocations.” Brooke spoke about the openness of the school staff, its willingness to listen to students and the overall dedication to the student body’s success.
The Board and Administration extend a sincere thank you to Mr. Bonanno has served as the Assistant Principal of H. He has proven to be an effective and thoughtful leader, who has bolstered the Syosset principles of educating and preparing our students to be responsive to a continually changing world. The Syosset Central School District The 2018-2019 Draft District-Wide School Safety Plan was presented to the Board at the July meeting.
“She created such a welcoming environment, where I felt I could participate and ask questions.
That really made the difference.” Both Falchook and Steinberg were honored at the 30th annual Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation luncheon hosted in May by Cornell’s president.
“I can honestly say that I am proud to have gone to a school that worked hard in every opportunity to give us an education that would make us into citizens capable of enacting change.” Daniel put a humorous spin on the four years at Syosset High School, and how some adapted from the onset of their freshmen years, while others took a little more time to settle into the culture of the high school.
“Fortunately, with time, we grew, we discovered, we felt safe with ourselves.