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An Elmont High School graduate takes a moment (Credit: Frank Posillico)

An Elmont High School graduate takes a moment to smile on her graduation day. (June 26, 2011)

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Students admire their diplomas at the Massapequa High
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Students admire their diplomas at the Massapequa High School graduation ceremony. (June 27, 2011)

A Massapequa High School graduate talks with a
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A Massapequa High School graduate talks with a friend during the commencement ceremony. (June 27, 2011)

Massapequa High School graduates move their tassels to
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Massapequa High School graduates move their tassels to the right side of their caps. (June 27, 2011)

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Noelle Grande and Vincent Gough return to their
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Noelle Grande and Vincent Gough return to their seats after receiving their diplomas at the Massapequa High School graduation ceremony. (June 27, 2011)

Massapequa High School students wait in their seats
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Massapequa High School students wait in their seats to receive their diplomas. (June 27, 2011)

Robert Giordano receives his diploma from principal Barbara
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Robert Giordano receives his diploma from principal Barbara Williams. (June 27, 2011)

A Massapequa High School graduate poses for a
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A Massapequa High School graduate poses for a camera after receiving his diploma. (June 27, 2011)

About 650 students graduated from Massapequa High School
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About 650 students graduated from Massapequa High School in a ceremony at Hofstra University. (June 27, 2011)

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Massaqequa High School Principal Barbara Williams hands out
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Massaqequa High School Principal Barbara Williams hands out diplomas at the school's 55th annual commencement ceremony. (June 27, 2011)

About 650 students graduated from Massapequa High School
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About 650 students graduated from Massapequa High School in a ceremony at Hofstra University. (June 27, 2011)

A graduate looks on during her graduation from
(Credit: Frank Posillico)

A graduate looks on during her graduation from Elmont High School. (June 26, 2011)

Class President Funlola Otukoya addresses the class of
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Class President Funlola Otukoya addresses the class of 2011 at Hofstra University as they graduate from Elmont High School. (June 26, 2011)

A graduate of Elmont High School gives his
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A graduate of Elmont High School gives his eyes a rest during the graduation ceremony. (June 26, 2011)

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Gieanda Shinese Haughton walks back to her seat
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Gieanda Shinese Haughton walks back to her seat as she was just handed her diploma at Elmont High School's graduation. (June 26, 2011)

An Elmont High School graduate takes a moment
(Credit: Frank Posillico)

An Elmont High School graduate takes a moment to smile on her graduation day. (June 26, 2011)

Family and friends cheer for the Elmont High
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Family and friends cheer for the Elmont High School graduates during the commencement ceremony. (June 26, 2011)

An Elmont High School student heads back to
(Credit: Frank Posillico)

An Elmont High School student heads back to his seat after receiving his diploma during the commencement ceremony. (June 26, 2011)

Graduates look on as they listen to the
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Graduates look on as they listen to the speeches and congratulatory remarks on their gradation day from Elmont High School. (June 26, 2011)

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Elmont High School graduates Branden Cleveland and Christian
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Elmont High School graduates Branden Cleveland and Christian Coffy sing their schools alma mater after receiving their diplomas (June 26, 2011)

A New Hyde Park Memorial High School graduate
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A New Hyde Park Memorial High School graduate looks on at her graduation. (June 26, 2011)

Student Council President Kevin Sanchez and Senior Class
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Student Council President Kevin Sanchez and Senior Class President Paige Sfreeazza share a hug after receiving their diplomas from New Hyde Park Memorial High School. (June 26, 2011)

Class Salutatorian Thomas Campbell reminds his classmates to
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Class Salutatorian Thomas Campbell reminds his classmates to wait for the pizza rolls to cool off at New Hyde Park Memorial High School graduation (June 26, 2011)

Graduates listen to their principal and other speakers
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Graduates listen to their principal and other speakers during New Hyde Park Memorial High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

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A New Hyde Park Memorial High School graduate
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A New Hyde Park Memorial High School graduate celebrates as she walks out of graduation. (June 26, 2011)

A graduate takes a second to smile on
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A graduate takes a second to smile on his graduation day from New Hyde Park Memorial High School. (June 26, 2011)

Students watch their graduation from the font row
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Students watch their graduation from the font row at H. Frank Carey High School graduation (June 26, 2011)

Graduates cross the stage during the H. Frank
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Graduates cross the stage during the H. Frank Carey High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

One of the 325 H. Frank Carey High
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One of the 325 H. Frank Carey High School seniors takes a moment to smile during her graduation. (June 26, 2011)

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Chelsea Sue Sicat, the class valedictorian, speaks to
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Chelsea Sue Sicat, the class valedictorian, speaks to her classmates. (June 26, 2011)

Salutatorian Robert James Vanderbeek addresses his classmates at
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Salutatorian Robert James Vanderbeek addresses his classmates at H. Frank Carey High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

Graduate Ericka Cruz, recipient of a Gates Millennium
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Graduate Ericka Cruz, recipient of a Gates Millennium scholarship, applauds her classmates. (June 26, 2011)

More than 600 students received diplomas at the
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More than 600 students received diplomas at the Ward Melville High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

Lauren Salvo walks back to the bleachers with
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Lauren Salvo walks back to the bleachers with her diploma. (June 26, 2011)

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More than 600 students graduated with the Ward
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More than 600 students graduated with the Ward Melville Class of 2011. (June 26, 2011)

More than 600 students received diplomas at the
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More than 600 students received diplomas at the Ward Melville High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

Andrew Ahn smiles after receiving his diploma at
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Andrew Ahn smiles after receiving his diploma at the Ward Melville High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

Ward Melville High School graduates stand with their
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Ward Melville High School graduates stand with their diplomas. (June 26, 2011)

Christine Chiu receives her diploma at the Ward
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Christine Chiu receives her diploma at the Ward Melville High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

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Anna Borrello receives her diploma at the Ward
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Anna Borrello receives her diploma at the Ward Melville High School graduation.

Ward Melville students listen to speeches from the
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Ward Melville students listen to speeches from the bleachers during their graduation ceremony. (June 26, 2011)

Salutatorian Ilana Scandariato and Valedictorian Emmanuel Kim. (June
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Salutatorian Ilana Scandariato and Valedictorian Emmanuel Kim. (June 26, 2011)

More than 600 students graduated from Ward Melville
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

More than 600 students graduated from Ward Melville High School. (June 26, 2011)

Graduates file into the graduation ceremony at Ward
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Graduates file into the graduation ceremony at Ward Melville High School. (June 26, 2011)

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Jubilation and tears of pride marked Saturday's graduation
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Jubilation and tears of pride marked Saturday's graduation ceremony at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor as crowds of parents and well wishers gathered at Pierson Hill in to watch 63 seniors receive their diplomas. (June 25, 2011)

Jubilation and tears of pride marked Saturday's graduation
(Credit: Lisa Finn)

Jubilation and tears of pride marked Saturday's graduation ceremony at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor as crowds of parents and well wishers gathered at Pierson Hill in to watch 63 seniors receive their diplomas. (June 25, 2011)

Dozens gathered Saturday for the graduation ceremony at
(Credit: Lisa Finn)

Dozens gathered Saturday for the graduation ceremony at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor to watch 63 seniors receive their diplomas. (June 25, 2011)

Jubilation and tears of pride marked Saturday's graduation
(Credit: Lisa Finn)

Jubilation and tears of pride marked Saturday's graduation ceremony at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor as crowds of parents and well wishers gathered at Pierson Hill in to watch 63 seniors receive their diplomas. (June 25, 2011)

Faternal twins Graham and Gabriel Bulford were named
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Faternal twins Graham and Gabriel Bulford were named Pierson High School's valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Pictured from left to right: Gabriel Burford; father Bill Bulford; grandmother Margaret Hackett; Graham Bulford; mother Margaret Pulkingham. (June 25, 2011)

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Nicolette Pellegrino receives her diploma at the Commack
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Nicolette Pellegrino receives her diploma at the Commack High School graduation. (June 26, 2011)

Nearly 600 students graduated from Commack High School
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Nearly 600 students graduated from Commack High School with the Class of 2011. (June 26, 2011)

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