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August 29th, 2012

NFA students celebrate August graduation

A graduate celebrates with the crowd during the NECSD’s August graduation ceremony held on Thursday, August 23, 2012.
NEWBURGH - The halls of Newburgh Free Academy were full of activity this summer with the sound of determined students working towards achieving their high school diploma as part of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Extended School Year Program (ESYP) for seniors.

On Thursday, August 23, 2012, students along with their friends and family celebrated their accomplishments during the August graduation ceremony held in the NFA Auditorium. In total, 95 students received their diplomas. When combined with the 581 graduates from the June graduation exercises, the Class of 2012 had 676 graduates.

“I hope as you walk off this stage tonight, you feel an immense sense of joy and accomplishment for reaching your goal of a high school diploma. It may not seem like it now, but in the coming years you will realize that your efforts today will pay dividends tomorrow,” explained Superintendent of Schools Ralph A. Pizzo.

Newburgh Free Academy Executive Principal Maxine Nodel thanked the parents and family members in attendance for their support of the students. In addition, she reminded the students that the perseverance and dedication they displayed over the summer led them to their seat on the stage.

“We are so very proud of you,” explained Nodel.

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