The United States Merchant Marine Academy's 83rd Commencement Exercises were held at the Kings Point campus on Saturday, June 15, 2019. 

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Victoria Leigh Jones, front, and Catherine Elaine Livi take the oath during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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The start of the class of 2019 attends the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Graduates listen to valedictorian Midshipman Benjamin Starr address the class during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15. 

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The class of 2019 during prayer at the start of the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in front of their family and love ones and the support of the underclassman, in the background, in Kings Point on June 15.

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The class of 2019 at the to 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Members of the class of 2019 congratulate each other after the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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William Austin Jennings, left, with Kaitlyn Marie Kettenbeil after the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Graduate Kelly Flynn shows a graduation ring to Kingston, 6, after the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Garrett Thomas Irizarry hugs Trever Gerald Huss after the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Andrew Marsala, who is in the class of 2022, sports red, white and blue sunglasses with underclassman while supporting the seniors during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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A underclassman wears a T-shirt saying Respect Honor Service under his uniform during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15. 

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The class of 2019 marches in with some canines they raised to be service dogs during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Members of the class of 2019 greet each other after the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Peter Navarro, the director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, addresses the class of 2019 during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Valedictorian Midshipman Benjamin Starr and logistics and intermodal transportation major Victoria Leigh Jones lead the class of 2019 to their 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Flags wave in the breeze while the class of 2019 sit during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Superintendent Rear Adm. Jack Buono makes remarks during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15. 

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The class of 2019 sing cheer together during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Gannon Patrick Breslin shows his degree to his family during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Flags wave in the breeze while the class of 2019 sit during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Magna Cum Laude student Daniel Zakrevski is handed his coin after receiving his degree from Superintendent Rear Adm. Jack Buono during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Underclassman salute while honoring the class of 2019 during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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Engineering and shipyard management major Wagner Mogga, left, and Engineering and shipyard management major Erica Marie Lawlor take the oath during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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The class of 2019 sing cheer tossing their hat together during the 83rd Commencement Exercise for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point on June 15.

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