Faculty, staff, and students of Passaic County Technical Institute marched into summer with the 54th annual commencement ceremony. On Friday, June 22nd, more than 830 seniors processed across the high school’s athletic field. Cheers erupted from the bleachers as seniors waved to enthusiastic spectators. The graduation ceremony welcomed more than 4,000 guests who came out to support this year’s graduating class.
Students of the Class of 2018 hailed from fourteen diversified areas of study and were led by their respective program banners. PCTI’s NJROTC students participated by ushering soon-to-be graduates in the procession and by presenting the flag salute and the National Anthem. The school’s Alma Mater followed and was performed with the help of the Tech Tone Choir, American Sign Language Club students, and graduating seniors.
Class President Avani Topiwala welcomed everyone, while Vice President Robby Rosa addressed those in attendance with the Invocation. Speeches were also presented by Valedictorian Keri Fuhrmann and Salutatorian Po-Lun Kung.
Superintendent Diana C. Lobosco and Principal Dr. Michael Parent congratulated students and addressed the Class of 2018. Joining the festivities were members of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. A special speech was delivered by Freeholder Director Cassandra Lazzara.
When it was time for the Class of 2018 to receive their diplomas, Board of Education President Al Alexander, Vice President Damaris M. Solomon, and Commissioners Glenn Brown and Michael Coscia, shook the hands of graduates as they collected their certificates on stage.
The adventure of yet another PCTI class has come to an end. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and best of luck in the future!
Valedictorian Keri Fuhrmann and Salutatorian Po-Lun Kung give speeches during PCTI’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony.