Proud students, parents and family members reflected on this school year Thursday during Eastchester High School’s Annual Scholastic Awards Night.
The head of every department recognized freshman, sophomores, and juniors who excelled in their subject areas, showed enthusiasm, effort and expertise.
EHS Principal Dr. Jeffrey Capuano commended the students for their drive. “You decided to create your own future, to set a foundation. Others made the choice for a fresh start.”
Foreign Language Chairperson Lucrezia Lindia inspired the students as she shared her story of persistence and determination after leaving Italy and settling in America.
“I was an immigrant and scared, but determined to do my very best.” She encouraged them never to give up. “If you want it bad enough and you are willing to work, you can accomplish it.”
The program opened with the presentation of the Top Ten Percent of the senior class and the introduction of this year’s Valedictorian, James Fong and Salutatorian, Juliet Liao.
Book Awards were presented to approximately two dozen juniors, Honor Role students were also recognized.
The ceremony closed with the Principal’s Award for Excellence: Grade 9: Victoria Farella; Grade 10: John Fahy; Grade 11: Ciara Fay.Congratulations to all our award winners.