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Fox Lane High School Sends Off Class Of 2016

Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement.
Newly minted Fox Lane High School graduates ready for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Fox Lane High School graduates form a sea of red and white in the audience for the 2016 commencement.
Fox Lane High School graduates form a sea of red and white in the audience for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Brittany Dassa, co-master of ceremonies, speaks at Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement.
Brittany Dassa, co-master of ceremonies, speaks at Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Bedford Central's school board site for Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement.
Members of Bedford Central's school board site for Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Brandon Fuhr, co-master of ceremonies, speaks at Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement.
Brandon Fuhr, co-master of ceremonies, speaks at Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Fox Lane High School's Concert Band sing during the National Anthem at the 2016 commencement.
Members of Fox Lane High School's Concert Band sing during the National Anthem at the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Jesse Hoogland, Fox Lane High School's 2016 salutatorian, gives his address at the commencement.
Jesse Hoogland, Fox Lane High School's 2016 salutatorian, gives his address at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Jesse Hoogland, Fox Lane High School's 2016 salutatorian, hugs outgoing Principal Joel Adelberg, who is taking a new role in Bedford Central by becoming an assistant superintendent.
Jesse Hoogland, Fox Lane High School's 2016 salutatorian, hugs outgoing Principal Joel Adelberg, who is taking a new role in Bedford Central by becoming an assistant superintendent. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Fox Lane High School's 2016 graduates give a round of applause at their commencement.
Fox Lane High School's 2016 graduates give a round of applause at their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Outgoing Fox Lane High School Principal Joel Adelberg delivers his last commencement address. Adelberg will become Bedford Central's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction starting in July.
Outgoing Fox Lane High School Principal Joel Adelberg delivers his last commencement address. Adelberg will become Bedford Central's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction starting in July. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Anna-Sophia Boguraev, Fox Lane High School's 2016 valedictorian, delivers her address at the commencement.
Anna-Sophia Boguraev, Fox Lane High School's 2016 valedictorian, delivers her address at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Fox Lane High School teacher William Broggy delivers an address to the senior class.
Fox Lane High School teacher William Broggy delivers an address to the senior class. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Sorvina Carr, Fox Lane High School's 2016 student speaker, delivers her address at the commencement.
Sorvina Carr, Fox Lane High School's 2016 student speaker, delivers her address at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Sorvina Carr, Fox Lane High School's 2016 student speaker, gets help from fellow graduate Dylan Tai to deliver an a cappella rap about the class' history. Tai provided an improvised beatbox sound to Carr's lyrics.
Sorvina Carr, Fox Lane High School's 2016 student speaker, gets help from fellow graduate Dylan Tai to deliver an a cappella rap about the class' history. Tai provided an improvised beatbox sound to Carr's lyrics. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Fox Lane High School 2016 graduates present class gifts to school staffers.
Fox Lane High School 2016 graduates present class gifts to school staffers. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
John Chambers, Bedford Central's interim superintendent, speaks at Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement.
John Chambers, Bedford Central's interim superintendent, speaks at Fox Lane High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A newly minted Fox Lane High School graduate receives his diploma at the 2016 commencement.
A newly minted Fox Lane High School graduate receives his diploma at the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A newly minted Fox Lane High School graduate receives her diploma at the 2016 commencement.
A newly minted Fox Lane High School graduate receives her diploma at the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Bedford Central school board member Andrew Bracco gets a hug from his daughter, Alicia, who is among Fox Lane High School's 2016 graduates.
Bedford Central school board member Andrew Bracco gets a hug from his daughter, Alicia, who is among Fox Lane High School's 2016 graduates. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Fox Lane High School 2016 graduate Alicia Bracco receives a diploma from her father, Bedford Central school board member Andrew Bracco.
Fox Lane High School 2016 graduate Alicia Bracco receives a diploma from her father, Bedford Central school board member Andrew Bracco. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Fox Lane High School's Class of 2016 celebrate at commencement by throwing their mortarboards in the air.
Members of Fox Lane High School's Class of 2016 celebrate at commencement by throwing their mortarboards in the air. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Members of Fox Lane High School's Class of 2016 were honored on Tuesday evening at their commencement.

The newly minted graduates, who gathered at Katonah's Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, formed a sea of red and white in the audience, with their graduation attire displaying the school's colors.

The commencement also served as a farewell to a slew of Bedford Central School District officials, either because they were leaving or taking new positions within the district.

Joel Adelberg, the school's principal, delivered his last commencement address. Adelberg will stay in Bedford Central but will assume the role of assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, a post that traditionally does not involve commencement speaking.

Interim Superintendent John Chambers, who assumed the top administrative role in November due to a vacancy caused by the resignation of Jere Hochman, delivered his first and only Fox Lane commencement address. Christopher Manno, who will take over as Bedford Central's next superintendent on July 1, was in the audience.

School board members Jennifer Gerken and Suzanne Grant, who will step down next month, were on stage for their last commencement as sitting officials. Assistant Superintendents Mark Betz and Drew Patrick, who are each leaving this summer, were also among those on hand.

Beth Staropoli, the district's athletic director, attended her final commencement as an administrator. However, Staropoli can return next year, as she will join the school board this summer, as she was elected to a seat in May.

Jesse Hoogland served as this year's salutatorian, while Anna-Sophia Boguraev served as valedictorian. Fellow graduate Sorvina Carr served as this year's student speaker, while high school teacher William Broggy was selected to deliver the annual address to the class.

Graduates Brittany Dassa and Brandon Fuhr served as co-masters of ceremonies for the commencement.

Members of the school's Concert Band performed a rendition of the national anthem, while members of the school's Chamber Choir and Senior Choir performed a rendition of a Dolly Parton song called "Light of a Clear Blue Morning."

One by one, graduates walked onto the stage to receive their diplomas. School board member Andrew Bracco, who was the only one to have a teenager in this year's graduating class, presented his daughter with her diploma.

The newly minted graduates concluded the commencement with a celebratory tossing of their mortarboards in the air.

A photo gallery of the commencement is attached to this article.

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