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Chung Wei Shen, Valley Stream Central High School's 2013 valedictorian, is applauded after delivering his commencement speech. (June 19, 2013)

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The Valley Stream Central High School graduated 339 seniors at the school's commencement ceremony June 19 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville.

A Valley Stream Central High School graduate cannot
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A Valley Stream Central High School graduate cannot contain his excitement as he accepts his diploma. (June 19, 2013)

While walking up to accept his diploma, a
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While walking up to accept his diploma, a Valley Stream Central High School gestures to the crowd. (June 19, 2013)

A Valley Stream Central High School graduate shows
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A Valley Stream Central High School graduate shows of her diploma during the school's commencement ceremony at the Tilles Center in Brookville. (June 19, 2013)

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A Valley Stream Central High School's Class of
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A Valley Stream Central High School's Class of 2013 graduate collects her diploma at the Tilles Center in Brookville. (June 19, 2013)

Chung Wei Shen, Valley Stream Central High School's
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Chung Wei Shen, Valley Stream Central High School's 2013 valedictorian, is applauded after delivering his commencement speech. (June 19, 2013)

Valley Stream Central High School's 2013 salutatorian, Rohan
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Valley Stream Central High School's 2013 salutatorian, Rohan Motwani, compares his classmates to chicken wings during his commencement speech. (June 19, 2013)

The 339 members of Valley Stream Central High
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The 339 members of Valley Stream Central High School's Class of 2013 take their places on stage as their commencement ceremony begins. (June 19, 2013)

A Valley Stream Central High School graduate flashes
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A Valley Stream Central High School graduate flashes a smile to a familiar face in the crowd on the way to the stage at the Tilles Center in Brookville. (June 19, 2013)

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Katie Dasher, 17, the third person from her
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Katie Dasher, 17, the third person from her family to graduate from Valley Stream Central High School, with her relatives after receiving her diploma. (June 19, 2013)

Recent Valley Stream Central High School graduate Renee
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Recent Valley Stream Central High School graduate Renee Thomas, 18, and her family gather after the school's commencement ceremony at Tilles Center in Brookville.(June 19, 2013)

From left, Valley Stream Central High School graduates
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From left, Valley Stream Central High School graduates Brianna Seals, 18, Maryam Chambers, 17, Amy Martial, 17, and Denise Farrar, 18, after the school's commencement ceremony. (June 19, 2013)

Valley Stream Central High School's Class of 2013
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Valley Stream Central High School's Class of 2013 graduates celebrate at their commencement ceremony at the Tilles Center in Brookville. (June 19, 2013)

A member of Valley Stream Central High School's
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A member of Valley Stream Central High School's Class of 2013 shares a fist bump with a faculty member after the school's commencement ceremony. (June 19, 2013)

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A Valley Stream Central High School graduate marches
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A Valley Stream Central High School graduate marches out of the school's graduation ceremony. (June 19, 2013)

Valley Stream Central High School Principal Joseph Pompilio
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Valley Stream Central High School Principal Joseph Pompilio delivers his final remarks to the Class of 2013. (June 19, 2013)

A member of the Valley Stream Central High
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A member of the Valley Stream Central High School Class of 2013 proceeds into the Tilles Center in Brookville for the school's commencement ceremony. (June 19, 2013)

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