Chester Academy's Class of 2018

133rd annual commencement, June 22

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  • The Class of 2018

  • The processional

  • Janessa Bonilla, Stacy Cleghorn, Judy Carlucci and Amanda Bonilla came to celebrate Jake Bonilla’s graduation.

  • The processional

  • Pat Marr and Debbie Hendrien came to celebrate Dylan Schiller’s graduation.

  • Kyle Payen and Nanette Payen came to celebrate Kailha Tanis’ graduation.

  • People waited in long lines, some said for well over an hour, to enter the gymnasium for Chester’s graduation ceremony.

  • Nicole Maldonado from Queens came to celebrate Anthony Pugliese’s graduation.

  • Raquel Colin and Omar Lopez came to celebrate son Christian Lopez-Colin’s graduation.

  • The turning of the tassels!

  • Village of Chester Mayor Tom Bell, Town of Chester Police Chief Dan Dillinger, and Orange County Legislator John Vero came to celebrate with the graduates.

  • Marty Greco, Lisa Giglio and Nicole Greco came to celebrate Marti Greco’s graduation.

  • Chester Union Free School District Board of Education with Superintendent of School Sean Michel (sitting, far right). Seated next to Michel is Rolando Aguilar, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. Frank Sambets is president of the board, John Pasichnyk is Vice President, and Dawn Guevara, Brian Horan and Sandy Nagler are board members.

  • Chester Academy choral ensemble

  • Valedictorian Paul Kim addressed the crowd

  • The band played “Never Gonna Give You Up”

  • The choral ensemble sang “Rise Up”

Photos by Frances Ruth Harris — more photos at

Shaela R. Acevedo

Jake G. Aldoroty

Alexis Amador

Lila Juliet Andres

Courtney Atkin

Anthony Battiato

Ashley Taylor Battiato

Catherine Battiato

Jennifer Helen Battiato

Sarah F. Benitez

Abigail Lynn Boardman

Gabrielle Alexandra Bonilla

Jake A. Bonilla

Jacklyn Alicia Boone

Connor Emmet Brady

Kyle Mark Braun

Daniel M. Burke

Mia Kaye Calderon

Christopher J. Cassano

Stephanie Castellano

Kerri Clegg

Giovanni Anthony Contino

Nolan James Danielewski

Jesse Robert Dawson

Joshua Daniel Delgado

Elizabeth Reed Dell'Era

Brandon A. DeSouza

Alyssa Rose Detwiler

Tino G. Diaz

Jared Gabriel Drillings

Nora El Gheur

Layla Gabriella El-Rifai

Nyaila Kenya Elmore

Cristian Espada

Chastity Lynn Estrada

Brianna Feeley

Hezekiah Frederick Frazier

Emilee-Louise C. Go

Janeen Cynthia Gomez

Marti Ruth Greco

Thomas John Gregory

Christopher M. Guevara

Nicholas Harzewski

Javon Elijah Hicks

John Peter Hipsman

Michael Francis Hirrel

Richard Johannes

Alfredo Jorge Jr.

Thomas Keady

Treasure Janelle Keene

Yejoong Paul Kim

Morgan Ann Knapp

Harry Laboy Jr.

Lennox Roshawn

Antonio Lawrence

Alissa Julia Lenis

Emily Rose Leone

Brittney Taylor Lettieri

Alexis Diane Leven

James V. Long

Alanis Lyann Lopez

Christian M. Lopez-Colin

Nicholas Christopher Lukan

Hailee Yvonne Maceda

Justin A. MacLean

Anthony Alexander Marini

Reinaldo Martinez

Jacqueline McManus

Jakob M. Melone

Jacob Alexander Motz

Courtney Munderville

Sean Joseph Murphy

Kiara Nazanin Nahoum

Carlos Ariel Naranjo

Wesley Numa

Aidan Lawrence O'Connor

Jake M. Occhiopinto

Valentina Nicole Ognibene

Adriana Micaela Olivera

Geremy J. Peterson

Zachary Pincus

Kate Polanco

Anthony Pugliese

Vincent P. Pungello

Antonio Luis Quesada

Erin Grace Quirke

Kaitlynn Amanda Ramirez

Alexandrea Rose Richardson

Noah J. Riegelhaupt

Tyler James Rivera

Robert A. Rodriguez

Tayah Abrielle Rogers

Jake Anthony Rotundo

Andrew E. Salerno

Kimberly Christina Salotti

Dylan Patrick Schiller

Mattia Julia Scifo

Christianna Bridget Scrobe

Brielle Marie Skrutskie

Kyle James Skrutskie

Jordyn Marissa Smith

Ryan C. Smith

Christian DeShawn Spivey

Faith St. Arromand

Scarlett Mae Stedfelt

Kailha Tanis

Michelle Terrace

Alysha Thomas

Jalen S. Thomas

Julia Ann Tomaszewski

Alyssa Marie Tucker

Paul John Unold

icholas Michael Vazquez

Isabella A. Velilla

Natalie Rose Wagner

Breeze Lyn Williams

Alexa G. Wilson

Haley Ruth Wilton

Aidan Wittekind

Vincent K. Zembruzski

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