Madonna Heights School Class of 2017 Celebrates Graduation!
August 23, 2017 / Madonna Heights News
August 23, 2017 – Dix Hills, NY – Our Madonna Heights School celebrated the graduation of nine young women at an emotional ceremony held on our Dix Hills campus August 18. Graduates shared their stories of struggle, hope, perseverance and triumph as they overcame obstacles and self-doubt to achieve the momentous goal of earning their diplomas. They thanked staff for always believing in them no matter what each day might bring, and for giving them the courage to believe in themselves.
“Resilience is that indefinable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes,” said Madonna Heights School Principal Carmen during her remarks. “That is the best way to describe our students, and more specifically, our graduates. Every one of them is a story of resilience.”
Achievement Awards were also given out at the event, including the Lydia Delgado Scholarship, which was awarded to Angela, a graduating senior who lives in the Madonna Heights Group Residence. Two students who graduated from 8th grade were recognized as well.
Assembly Member Chad Lupinacci a champion of SCO and Madonna Heights, was the keynote speaker. Other honored guests included Lisa Consolo of the Babylon School District and Brittany Mauceri of the Valley Stream School District.
Congratulations to ALL of our graduates for inspiring us with your effort, determination and success!
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