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Belmar Elementary School’s Class of 2018 Sets Sail for High School

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Belmar Elementary School has graduated its Class of 2018, pictured here along with a signature painting by Aksel Guerrero Sandoval and Logan Orlowski that includes the 66 eighth-graders’ names. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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From left, Hannah Doherty, Carly Torsiello, Miguel Juarez, Sophia Rokoszak and Emma Rokoszak arrive at Belmar Elementary School for their graduation. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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Belmar Elementary School graduate Athena Komitas shares a moment with Bailey Czekalski before graduation. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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Kevin Sanchez, left, and Eber Trejo are ready to receive their diplomas from Belmar Elementary School. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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This bulletin board outside Belmar Elementary School’s auditorium showcases the names of all 66 graduates, with the logos of the high schools they will be attending. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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BELMAR, NJ — It’s now on to high school for the 66 eighth-graders at Belmar Elementary School who celebrated their graduation last night.

The school’s auditorium was filled with family members and friends marking the milestone on June 19 with the Class of 2018. Keeping with tradition, the event kicked off with a procession of the graduates down the middle aisle to the stage — two by two, the girls in white caps and gowns, and the boys in green — as audience member snapped photos and tried to catch the eye of their loved ones.

The ceremony featured musical selections by the Belmar Eagle Band, speeches by eight graduates, remarks by school superintendent David Hallman and the graduates singing their class song, "Gone, Gone, Gone" by Phillip Phillips.

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Here are the graduates of Belmar Elementary School’s Class of 2018:

  • William Anan
  • Jose Avila
  • Nick Barbara
  • Ausere El Borrero
  • Dahlia Mae Castro
  • Derek Cerdas Osorio
  • Matthew Coughlan
  • Tyler Hunter Crespo-Cruz
  • Hannah Rose Doherty
  • Elizabeth Emmett
  • Giancardo Flores-Carpio
  • Juan Diego Garcia-Lopez
  • Gavin David Gebhardt
  • Aksel Guerrero Sandoval
  • Anthony Hartwig
  • Diana Juarez
  • Miguel Juarez
  • Christopher Juarez-Osorio
  • Bryan Juarez-Rojas
  • Shaun Keefe Jr.
  • Athena Alexandra Komitas
  • Jacqueline Litowinsky
  • Frank Loria
  • Isabel Mi-hwa Lusardi
  • Declan Joseph Mannion
  • Madelyn Elizabeth McManus
  • Enrique Mednoza
  • Lia Mendoza
  • Dylan Vyasa Meyers
  • Jessica Meza Osorio
  • Alex Murillo
  • Jordyn Marie Oglesby
  • Raul Olmedo
  • Logan Kasey Orlowski
  • Madeline Bridget Orlowski
  • Cristian Ortiz-Lopez
  • Alex Paucar
  • Frida Paz-Garnica
  • Kyle Joseph Polito
  • Eric Provenzano
  • Maria Valentina Quintero
  • Carolyn Faith Rackman
  • Fiona Brennan Reilly
  • Maeve O’Neill Reilly
  • Angel Reyes
  • Estephany Jasmin Riano
  • Brian Jett Roberts
  • Emma Rose Rokoszak
  • Sophia Louise Rokoszak
  • Antonio Javier Ruiz
  • Isaiah Miguel Ruiz
  • Vincent Russo
  • Kevin Sanchez
  • Turner Thomas Stevenson
  • Carols Suarez Perez
  • Brody Such
  • Nicole Tonny
  • CarlyAnne Torsiello
  • Eber Trejo
  • Hunter Ryan Trogu
  • Analisa Michele Viterbo
  • Khadeija KiYah Webb
  • Jacobb Adam White
  • Patricia White
  • Robert White III
  • Kevin Zuniga Rojas

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