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Chris Motlenski, 17, of Aquebogue, left, and Kevin (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Chris Motlenski, 17, of Aquebogue, left, and Kevin Lane, 18, of Hampton Bays, who is the only student from his graduating class to enlist in the military, were among the 84 students that graduated from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School graduation

Riverhead's Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School presented 84 diplomas to graduates during commencement ceremonies June 5.

Salutatorian Anthony Pupplo, 17, of Shirley, advised fellow
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Salutatorian Anthony Pupplo, 17, of Shirley, advised fellow graduates of Riverhead's Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School to believe in themselves and reach for their dreams during their graduation ceremony at the school. (June 5, 2013)

Chris Motlenski, 17, of Aquebogue, left, and Kevin
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Chris Motlenski, 17, of Aquebogue, left, and Kevin Lane, 18, of Hampton Bays, who is the only student from his graduating class to enlist in the military, were among the 84 students that graduated from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

Kurt Bitner, 18, of Eastport, who plans to
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Kurt Bitner, 18, of Eastport, who plans to study computer engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, was among the 84 students that graduated from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

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Richard Belz, 17, of Selden, who plans to
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Richard Belz, 17, of Selden, who plans to study music therapy at SUNY Fredonia in upstate New York, was among the 84 students that graduated from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

Valedictorian Elizabeth Morgan, 18, of Wading River, advised
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Valedictorian Elizabeth Morgan, 18, of Wading River, advised fellow graduates of Riverhead's Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School to use what they learned in school to make the world a better place during their graduation ceremony at the school. (June 5, 2013)

After walking the stage and flipping their tassels,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

After walking the stage and flipping their tassels, 84 students tossed their caps into the air, graduating from Riverhead's Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

Just after posing for pictures, 84 students walked
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Just after posing for pictures, 84 students walked to their school's auditorium to graduate from Riverhead's Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

Jessica Allen, 17, of Aquebogue, who plans to
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Jessica Allen, 17, of Aquebogue, who plans to study psychology and political science at George Washington University, was among the 84 students that graduated from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

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After flipping their tassels and walking the stage
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

After flipping their tassels and walking the stage to receive their diplomas, 84 students had officially graduated from Riverhead's Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

Celia Hague, 17, of Hampton Bays, who plans
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Celia Hague, 17, of Hampton Bays, who plans to study tourism and destination management at Niagara University, was among the 84 students that graduated from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

From left, Shannon Willmott, 18, of Hampton Bays,
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From left, Shannon Willmott, 18, of Hampton Bays, Victoria McGrady, 18, of Aquebogue, and Celia Hague, 17, of Hampton Bays, were among the 84 students that graduated from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

After flipping their tassels, 84 students graduated from
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

After flipping their tassels, 84 students graduated from Riverhead's Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. (June 5, 2013)

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