RANDOLPH, NJ- Back on August 2, 2020, five young men, all who are long time residents of Randolph Township, were able to celebrate their long-awaited graduation from Delbarton School in Morristown.
The ceremony, which was held outdoors in the school’s senior gardens was led by the school’s Headmaster, Father Michael Tidd, O.B.S. and included a baccalaureate mass celebrated by Abbot Richard Cronin, O.B.S. of Saint Mary’s Abbey who also serves as the President of Delbarton School.
The boys were each accompanied by their parents for this special day in their lives. The graduates included; Mark Collins Darakjy, who will attend and play baseball at Northeastern University in Boston, MA., Ryan Conner Domalewski, who will be attending Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, Luke Daniel Geleta, who will attend and play soccer at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA., Brendan Patrick McSorley, who will attend and play soccer at Providence University in Providence, RI., and Zachary Scott Rosen, who will be attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
Each of these young men who call Randolph their home, was a well accomplished member of the Delbarton community through their combined academic, athletic, theatrical, music and various club activities. Delbarton is well known for its rigorous and challenging academic requirements as well as its outstanding athletic and arts programs.
After receiving their diplomas, the graduates were addressed by Guy Adami, of CNBC’s Fast Money, who challenged the boys to persevere and overcome these difficult times and passed along three valuable lessons he has learned during his life journey.
First, never to let others dictate the person they want to be. He reminded them that with hard work and dedication anything is possible. Second, that one of the greatest risks in life is never being willing to take any. And third, to trust their instincts and rely on values they’ve learned at home and during their years at Delbarton. Finally, he reminded the boys to say thank you to their parents and to the school’s teachers and staff.
Following the official ceremony, the Delbarton Class of 2020 processed out led by the traditional bagpipers and an honor guard from the Class of 2021. These young men had been looking forward to celebrating graduation with their 127 fellow Delbarton brothers ever since Covid-19 closed schools in mid-March and the boys had not been on campus since that time. After years of hard work, the graduation ceremony was an important milestone to recognize their many achievements.
While these boys did not attend Randolph High School, they are proud of their Randolph roots, and have all been outstanding representatives of the community.