The commencement ceremony for Farmingdale High School’s Class of 2019 was held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Hofstra University. For the first time ever, the ceremony was live streamed on the district’s YouTube channel.
A processional of 454 students in their white and green robes entered to Pomp and Circumstance amid cheering from family and friends. Remarks were given by Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson and Superintendent Paul Defendini.
Alayna Camisa, Farmingdale’s mascot for the past four years, paid homage to her spirited role by wearing the feet and tail of her lion costume under her graduation gown. She led the commencement with the Pledge of Allegiance. The evening continued with a salutatorian address from Jessica Finkel, a valedictorian address from Kunj Patel, and a speech from class president Zara Khan. Farmingdale Board of Education Vice President Ralph Vincent Morales presented the Gary E. Karp Award to Jackelyn Maltese, and Farmingdale Board of Education President Michael Goldberg presented Alayna Camisa with the Board of Education Award.
Congratulations and best wishes to all the graduates!