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Croton-Harmon High School Class Of 2014 Graduates

The Croton-Harmon graduating class had 152 students. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Bagpipers play out the class of 2014. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
The class of 2014 proceeds to graduation ceremony. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Principal Alan Capasso praised the class for excelling academically, musically, theatrically and athletically Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Croton-Harmon's choir performs at graduation. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Class President Katelyn Marcus speaks at the ceremony. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Emma Iliou-Brad performs at graduation. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Salutatorian Brianna Herron addresses classmates. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Valedictorian Marie Syku speaks at commencement. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Croton- Harmon High School's Class of 2014 is now one for the ages.

Croton-Harmon High School held its 2014 commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, June 25, at the high school, with 152 students graduating.

Alan Capasso, principal of Croton-Harmon High School, said the class of 2014 has excelled academically, musically, theatrically and athletically.

"We believe in you," Capasso said. "Don't screw up!"

"Ask what is best for others," Schools Superintendent Edward Fuhrman said. "Seek extraordinary accomplishments. Think beyond your self interests and think about the common good. A better future requires you to act and not sit and watch. Leadership is less about self interests and more about helping others."

Katelyn Marcus, class president, talked about growing up and always wanting to feel like a big kid. Now that she's graduating, she still doesn't feel that way.

"A big kid is anyone who has an idea where their life is headed," Marcus said. "I certainly don't. The bigger I get the more I realize how little I actually know. I bet that feeling will never change. We may appear big to the students below us, but we must admit we are small."

Salutatorian Brianna Herron said the class discovered who they were during their 13 years in Croton schools.

"We were shaped by shared ideas and moments we've had," Herron said. "Use what we've learned to be better versions of ourselves. Make your own choices. Having personal desire is the first step toward accomplishment. Croton-Harmon High School has prepared us for the next step."

Valedictorian Marie Syku said she hoped the class of 2014 would be inspired to make a difference.

"We all have the intellectual capacity to achieve great things," Syku said. "Our success is measured in the types of lives we lead. Never stop dreaming. Dreams motivate us to pursue passion."

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