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Cheers and tears at HSW commencement

June 23, 2023

"You have left a legacy for future students.”

Those were the words of SCSD Superintendent Dr. Mark Secaur as he addressed the High School West graduating class of 2023 Thursday evening.

334 seniors celebrated commencement Thursday, with the threat of rain giving way to the bright futures of our students.

High School West Principal John Coady told the class “The best days are ahead of you, not behind you" and encouraged the students to be a positive influence and "always respect the values of others."

Honor speaker Stephen Jung spoke to the class about overcoming the pandemic, while saying "Each of you earned a right to be here and that deserves its own applause.”

Senior Class President Stephen Hunt IV reminded the class to find their passion and "always remember you are your own person."

Congratulations to the Smithtown High School West Class of 2023!

graduation caps in the air

Superintendent with student

row of students smiling

Principal John Coady

senior smiling