Co-Valedictorians Reconnect with Their Teachers

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For the second consecutive year, the high school held a special reception to reunite Class of 2017 co-valedictorians Brendan Mercado and Kenneth Ortega with all of their former high school, middle school and elementary school teachers. At the June 21 reception, held the day prior to commencement, the educators helped the pair of seniors celebrate their achievement, culminating in a group photo on the high school’s athletic field.

“Success doesn’t come instantly, it is a reward of several years of hard work,” said Principal Michael Mosca, explaining the idea behind the reception. “In that time, these young men have had the tutelage of many wonderful professionals. These teachers and administrators were all major contributors to Brendan’s and Kenny’s success. This event gives our valedictorians the opportunity to reconnect and thank all of them. For our educators, it provides a full perspective of the educational journey that we only get to experience a small piece of. We wanted everyone who helped them on this journey to have the opportunity to be part of their big day.”