Two hundred and thirty seven seniors received their high school diplomas from Raritan High School in Hazlet today, in a remarkably pleasant day for an outdoor ceremony on the football fields.
Speakers at the event included Jennifer Del Re, the President of the Class of 2012, Valedictorian Amanda Stabile, and Salutatorian Jaclyn Itzkowitz.
In the event program, the names of 111 students who had received scholarships and awards were published. According to the schools, the students earned $7.5 million dollars through college grants, and academic and athletic scholarships.
Superintendent Bernard Bragen said, "As you graduate Raritan High School today, take pride in all of your accomplishments, and use the things you have learned in the Hazlet Township Public Schools as a springboard for future success. But more importantly, choose your own path for what comes next. Follow your heart, to what motivates and inspires you."
In yesterday's promotion exercises at the Hazlet Middle School, Bragen pointed out the academic successes of the graduating seniors:
- Thirty three seniors have attained the status of varsity scholars for maintaining honor roll status during all 4 years of high school.
- Raritan High School seniors have been accepted to 11 Tier One Top Universities, including Georgetown University, Syracuse University, M.I.T., University of Virginia, George Washington University and American University.
- 21 students have declared a major in the areas of engineering such as Biochemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, and Chemical.
- 24 Science majors, including Astrophysics and pre-med.
- 14 Math and Computer Science majors.
In his remarks, School Board President Stephen Willig told the students to savor the moment, the celebrations, and their families all around them. "I hope you feel great, because this is a remarkable achievement that we are honoring here today."
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