Hoboken High School Graduation
Hoboken mom Irene recaps yesterdays High School graduation!
Congratulations class of 2009!
“Here are some pictures from last night’s HHS Graduation. I have attended the past few years, after my niece graduated and now my boys are in the band. It is always wonderful and always inspiring. The kids are soooooo excited! Remember what it was like to be 17-18? You made it through high school and have your whole life ahead of you?! So I wanted to pass these pictures along.
I wasn’t taking notes but I did grab a program.
There were about 150 Graduates from HHS and Demarest.
The Valedictorian was Stephanie Vallejo who will be attending Rutgers University
The Salutatorian was Steven Barrett who will attend Stevens Institute on full scholarship
The Senior Class chose their own keynote speaker, HHS teacher Rachel Grygiel. (She has been mentioned before on 411). She is a wonderful teacher. Dr Cella mentioned that one of the reasons the students choose Ms. Grygiel was because she not only sparked them academically but she pushed them really really hard. She has an ability to truly inspire the students.
The program shows that some of the graduates were entering the Services or into an awaiting job. However the vast majority were going on to college….. including: Stevens, Rutgers, Dartmouth, NJIT, FDU, School of Visual Arts, Richard Stockton, Montclair State, NJCU, HCCC, St Peters, College of New Jersey, NYIT, Texas A&M, Seton Hall and FIT.
Good Luck and Congrats to the Class of 2009!!!!
(additional photo below from Rob)
Congratulations to the graduating classes!
The Frank Raia Civic Association was kind enough to print signs posted throughout town, congratulating the class of 2009.
I wonder if the sign-ripper-downer has a problem with these too?