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More Photos from Ridge Graduation 2017; Principal Howlett's Last

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Retiring Ridge High School Principal Frank Howlett Jr., officiating at his last Ridge graduation ceremony, presents senior Claire Jones with her diploma. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Senior choir members and senior American Sign Language students perform the National Anthem at the start of the 2017 Ridge HS commencement. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Retiring Principal Frank Howlett Jr. joins the traditional cap toss after the newly graduated senior class is presented to the crowd. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Thomas Martinson, President of the Class of 2017, making his way to the podium to deliver his commencement speech, the first of three. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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The graduating Class of 2017 at Ridge High School takes their seats before commencement exercises on June 16. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Timothy Morrow gives his commencement speak on June 16. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Ridge Class of 2017 graduate Grace Keating with her mom, Julie, after the ceremony. Mom holds a picture board with Grace's face. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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For the final time, retiring Ridge High School Principal Frank Howlett addresses a graduating class on June 16, 2017. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Ridge High School graduating senior Julia Byrnes reacts to receiving her diploma. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Thomas Mazumder, president of the Ridge Class of 2017, addresses his fellow students. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Madeline Wong displays her Ridge diploma. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Michael Pardo poses for a photo after he graduates as part of the Ridge Class of 2017. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Suzanne Pardo hugs daughter Isabel, now a 2017 Ridge High graduate. Credits: WFP
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Happy graduates Abbey Farina (l) and Victoria Vena (r). Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ridge High School's graduation ceremony for 2017 was a milestone for two reasons: the biggest graduating class ever at Ridge - 488 seniors who every year made their impact on the school system as they climbed up the ladder from middle school to high school - took their first steps out into the big world.

It was also the last graduation ceremony to be presided over by retiring Ridge Principal Frank Howlett, Jr. When it came time to toss graduation caps, the longtime principal joined in as well as he prepared to leave a job that brought him in contact with thousands of Ridge high schoolers.

The graduation ceremony itself was livestreamed on June 16 on the school website, and is now posted on YouTube.

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The three student speakers, Thomas Martinson, Timothy Morrow and Thomas Mazumder, spoke of the support that the Class of 2017 showed when their classmates achieved some of performances in athletics and academics.

Here are some more photos of that special night by photographer Betsy Bacot-Aigner.

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