BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Class of 2017 reached the milestone of graduation this week when on Friday night 488 students were awarded a diploma from Ridge High School. This years class was the largest graduating class in Ridge's History.

Along with photos taken by proud parents and media, the graduation was also simulcast live.

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

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Ridge High School Principal, Frank Howlett presided over his last graduation ceremony and he received many acknowledgements and well wishes for the students and from Nick Markarian, Superintendent of Schools.

Principal Howlett joined the entire class of 2017 in the ceremonial finale; the cap throw in the air.