Long Island graduation well wishes wall
Write a message to a graduate:Family, friends and others: Do you know a graduating high school senior on Long Island? If your answer is "yes," then send us a photo (of the graduate) along with a message to him or her. We'll be posting messages to students on Newsday.com.
Bethpage High School
To my dear cousin Maria
We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments. We are so excited for you to take the next step in your life and go to college and continue to grow into the beautiful woman you are. You will still feel at home while far away by checking into the Contino group messages!
Love Jessica, Hector and Valentina
(Submitted by: Jessica Lafont)
Centereach High SchoolJustin Cameron (Sue Thompson)
We live in Arizona and you live on Long Island but you are always in our hearts, watch out Berklee College of Music, our drummer boy is on his way!!!
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson
(Submitted by: Sue Thompson)
Center Moriches High School
James, We are so proud of you and so excited for the next step in your educational endeavors!!! Keane State is getting a GREAT graduate!!! Best of luck and I cant wait to hear about your graduation from college next!!! You make our family proud!!! Love ya!
(Submitted by: Julie Olsen)
Comsewogue High SchoolMadison Anselmo (Credit: Kimberly Anselmo)
My Maddie Reed..As you graduate and move on to the next adventure in your life, know that wherever your dreams lead you and whatever path you choose, I will be there. I will be there to cheer on your accomplishments and catch you if you fall. I love you and am proud to call you my daughter. Congratulations, Catawba College is lucky to be calling you an Indian. Always, your Mom xo
(Submitted by: Kimberly Anselmo)
Connetquot High SchoolAlyssa King (Photo: Melody King)
I just want you to know how very proud of you I am. Our lives haven't been easy, we've been faced with many struggles and hard times. Despite all that we have been through you never let it affect your dedication to your academics. I am so proud of your commitment to your education and your perseverance to get through every obstacle that has come your way. As this chapter of your life comes to an end know that it is just a beginning of another. I truly believe you will accomplish so much in your life. Don't ever doubt in yourself or your capabilities.
Love Forever and Always,
(Submitted by: Melody King)
Deer Park High School
I'd like to wish my little brother a huge congratulations!!! You have experienced so many twists an turns, and ups and downs through out your high school days but you came out strong and make us so proud! Don't ever forget that you are destined for greatness! Don't ever let anyone try and put you down and always strive for the things you want most, no matter what!!! Continue to be the kind hearted person you are enjoy the roller coaster of life your about to get on because it's so much fun!!!
(Submitted by: Tiana)
Division Avenue High SchoolBrianne Tirino (Photo: Linda-Anne Ortiz)
Brianne (Boo). You have made me the proudest mother in the world. You and I have a special bond that no one will ever break. It was just you and I for a long time until Dyllin and Haeleigh came along and now it is the four of us against the world. Through the struggles we had from 8th grade through 10th grade seem like eons ago. For the past two years you have made honor roll without ever slipping and got into all the colleges you applied. Even though we are going to miss you terribly I am so proud of your decision to go to the University of Bridgeport. You have grown into a remarkable, talented and caring young woman and I know you will go far in life. You are an amazing role model for your brother and sisters. I couldn't be any prouder. We love you more than anything. My baby is all grown up!!!
(Submitted by: Linda-Anne Ortiz)
East Meadow High School
John Gavan Jr.,
John we are so proud of all your accomplishments. Bill and I wish you happiness and success in college and all your future endeavors. We love you Gran-ma and Bill ox
(Submitted by: Patricia Hanson)
We are so proud of your accomplishments and the young woman that you have become! The world is your ocean now...we know that it will embrace you! Enjoy your journey and know that we are always here for you! Love you G!!! Congratulations!
(Submitted by: Dawn Garrahan)
Harborfields High SchoolAmanda Cohen (Cohen family)Amanda Cohen,
Amanda, congratulations on your graduation. On behalf of the entire family, and friends, we hope you know how proud we all are of you not just for graduating, but also for the sweet, terrific, caring, and wonderful young woman that you are. All of our love: Dad, Mom, Rebecca, and of course Buddy too!
(Submitted by: Cohen family)
Holy Trinity High School
Brandon we are so proud of you! Seems like it was just yesterday when I dropped you off for your 1st day of high school. Now you are about to go to college and I can hardly believe it! Son you are a very special young man, and you are destined for greatness. We love you and know God has greater things in store for you! Congrats class of 2014.
(Submitted by: Sherema Thomson)
Lindenhurst Senior High School
Proud of you today and everyday Megan! Looking forward to the next chapter.
(Submitted by: Richard Crook)Nicholas Redka (Photo: Gina Reis)
Congratulations to my artistic and creative nephew! Nick you made High School look like a "piece of cake!" Best of luck in your future endeavors!!!!
(Submitted by: Gina Reis)
Longwood High SchoolChristopher Weiss (Photo: Instagram)
Chris, you could not have made us prouder! All your hard work and determination has paid off. Dad and I wish for you continued success.. It is always the little things!! We love you kid. Go Pride!!
(Submitted by: Danielle Weis)Lauren Kacherski (Photo: Debbie Kacherski)
Dear Lauren, We are so proud of you! We are proud of who you are and all of your accomplishments. You have always worked hard and given every task your all. We wish you future success on your studies at the University at Buffalo. Keep smiling that gorgeous smile of yours, and keep enjoying life as you always do. You are always a ray of sunshine in our life. Love always, Mom, Dad & Andrew(Submitted by: Debbie Kacherski)Nicholas Niegocki (Photo by: Niegocki family)
Congratulations Nicholas on graduating from Longwood High School. You have a bright future ahead of you!
Mom, Mario, Emma, Nana, Papa, Raegin, Colleen, & Courtney.(Submitted by: Niegocki family)
Newfield High SchoolDylan Harned (Photo: Marie Harned)
You have worked so hard in everything you have done, whether it was academics, sports, or community work. It is time to celebrate your graduation!! You have made us all very proud to call you our son. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors always!! We love you so much!! Love, Mom and Dad
(Submitted by: Marie Harned)Alexa Liverano (Photo:Liz DeSantis)
Want you to know how very proud we are and wish you all the best in the future! You are a shining star reaching for the sky!!!!
We love you,
Aunt Liz, Uncle Mike and Tori
(Submitted by: Liz DeSantis)
North Shore High SchoolKathryn Sullivan (Photo: Debi Santiago)
Katie Kat! I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. I love you so much and I am so proud of you. Not only for your accomplishments but for who you are! We've all joked how you are my mini-me but you are so much more. Have fun at college next year, I will miss you more than words can say, Love Aunt Deba
(Submitted by: Debi Santiago)
Patchogue Medford High School
Emily Vaughan (Kathy Vaughan)
Emily, we are so proud of all your accomplishments. You've grown into a beautiful intelligent young lady and we could not be more proud. Keep chasing the dream and never let anyone dull your shine. Love you , mom dad Scott Steven and grandpa. Xo
(Submitted by: Kathy Vaughan)Ryan Murphy (Credit: Ron Eberhard)
It's hard to believe that 18 years has passed since you have become my nephew. I have watched you grow in many ways throughout those years. What an exceptional man you have become! You amaze me in so many ways by what you have accomplished and done in your 18 years. I look forward to seeing what else you will successfully achieve as you begin college at Alabama. I know it will be great because... that's how you roll! Go get 'em and show them what you got!
(Submitted by: Ron Eberhard)
Riverhead High SchoolJaron Greenidge (Photo: Xann Greenidge)
Congratulations son! We are so proud of all you have accomplished and we know you will do great things in the future. Stay focused, work hard, be kind others, and honor God, a sure formula for success!
We love you,
Dad and Mom
(Submitted by: Xann Greenidge)
Smithtown High School West
As you are graduating from high school, I would like to tell you that I'm so grateful you are my son, taking care of your father every day, you are unique, smart, caring, you will make the best doctor. Congratulations, we love you much.
(Submitted by: Lillybeth Chionchio)
Sonderling High SchoolMichael Mierzwa (Photo: Joann Mierzwa)
Congratulations to our first born son on your graduation..you never cease to amaze us in all your acomplishments and achievments.keep reaching for the stars my boy. We wish you much luck and happiness in your future endeavors..Your level of self esteem and confidence is something we can all learn from..going to school with a 18 inch mohawk and not caring what people thought and cared is so awesome.love you to the moon and back always and forever, Mom and Dad <3
(Submitted by: Joann Mierzwa)
Congrats. on your graduation. All I can say in the time I know you you have impressed me with your knowledge and outlook on life. Now a days there is not many teens head on there shoulders like you. GOOD LUCK in everything you do in life from here on out.
(Submitted by: Thomas Aziz)
St. Dominic's High School
Congratulations to my lovely son.You have worked so hard and this is the end result.I can't thank God enough for the strength and wisdom given to you even at the toughest time. God will continue to lead and guide you through the years to come in college. Love you. Mom.
(Submitted by: Rita Opara)
St. Dominic's High SchoolSarah Rose Minicozzi (Photo: Karen Devine)
Sarah Rose Minicozzi,
Congratulations Sarah Rose! We are all so proud of you. Good luck at Nursing School.
Love Mom, Phil and Francesca!
(Submitted by: Karen Devine)
Ward Melville High SchoolAlyssa Mortilla (Photo: Kelly Mortilla)
Dad and I are so proud of you!!! Keep up with all of your hard work and it will take you far in life and most of all always stay true to yourself!!!! Congratulations to you and the WMHS Class of 2014
(Submitted by: Kelly Mortilla)
W. Trespar Clarke High SchoolApril Lynne Todaro (Photo: Ann & Irv Wolsky)
April Lynne Todaro
We are so proud of all your academic achievements. Your proficiency in writing and detail in all your artwork has always been successfully done. As you move on to college, we have no doubt that you will triumph and continue to grow. Your best is all you can do. Know that we love you so much and look forward to seeing all that you will accomplish in the future.
Love Nan and Pop
(Submitted by: Ann & Irv Wolsky)
William Floyd High School
Malaya Bademci & Suzie Bademci,
Congratulations to the both of you, both of u had a tough year and now I'm so proud that u girls will be walking down the isle together. May your next journey in life bring u happiness and fulfillment.
Mom would be proud♥♡♥♡♥♡♥
(Submitted by: Christine Moylan)
God Bless! Congratulations! We are very proud of you.....Great Job!
(Submitted by: Lorene Denaro)