BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Almost 700 eighth graders celebrated their graduation from the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Wednesday in the annual commencement ceremony.

Speaking before the students were Zena Karam, who read her poem "A Girl Goes to School," and Shivam Patel, who gave a speech called "Staying on Track."

Graduating this year were (*President's Education Award Recipient)

  • Kevin D. Acheson *
  • Franco Acosta
  • Alexander Adams
  • Ethan Adams
  • Nikhil Daehee Agarwal *
  • Elena Marie Agosto
  • David Aguero
  • Cassandra June Ahlstrom
  • Zain Ahmed
  • Chase Martel Akumiah *
  • Sienna R. Alcala
  • Sebastian Alfonso Cuervo
  • Jack Thomas Alger
  • Rohit Alluri
  • Allison Alpizar
  • Julieta Altman *
  • Daved Alvarenga
  • Benjamin E. Alvarez
  • Seif Maher Aly
  • Mira Amin *
  • Mychal T. S. Amoafo
  • Daniel Silva Amorim
  • Alena M. Angle
  • Sarah Antelis
  • Vishwa Arasappan *
  • Fabian T. Ardila *
  • Sriram Arigela
  • James Artuso *
  • Zachary Atanasov
  • Anthony Avin
  • Anugraha Awasthi
  • Amirthavarshini Babu
  • Riky Bae
  • Katherine Banz *
  • Izabela Bar
  • Damian Barczewski
  • Jacob Basille
  • Emily Baxter-Green
  • David Bayatmakou
  • Sean Evan Beaslin
  • Cole William Beattie
  • Jana Becker
  • Elizabeth Behling *
  • David Belchior
  • Valeria Belebezyeva
  • Katrina Bellaran
  • Matthew Bemben
  • Humza Bengali
  • Mirjeta Berisha
  • Michael Bernstein
  • Neha Bhalla *
  • Saumya S. Bhandarkar *
  • Sanya Bhatia *
  • Bryce Bixon
  • Stephen Bizjak
  • Rachel Brianna Blumberg *
  • Foster T. Boone
  • Kennedy Jason Boscia
  • Stephanie R. Bradshaw
  • Emily Rose Brandt *
  • Madison Bray
  • Jessica Brookner *
  • Sarah Rose Brown
  • Daniel J. Bugianesi
  • Veronica Burczy
  • Maximus Burns
  • Thomas Matthew Burns
  • Tyree Burton-Williams
  • Benjamin Rocky Busler
  • Will F. Busler
  • Cristian Calderon
  • Sophie Callahan *
  • Alexis J. Campbell
  • Daniel J. Campbell *
  • Madison Jean Capetta
  • Daniela Carrillo
  • Michael V. Carrube
  • Olivia M. Caruso
  • Mariela Castro
  • Daniela Castro Alpizar
  • Julia Centi
  • Ryan Paul Cernuto
  • Matthew Cerracchio
  • Daniel Chabak
  • Darpan Chahal
  • Ellen Chai *
  • Madison Chandler
  • Ritvik Chandrashekhar *
  • Zakaria Channaoui
  • Max Duncan Chavez
  • Jeremy F. Chen *
  • Lorraine Chen
  • Alvin Cheng *
  • Angie Cheng *
  • Gabriela Chiaravalloti
  • Brooke Celia Chirichello
  • Audrey Y. Choi
  • Chris J. Choi
  • Wynona Chotiner *
  • Katherine Chou *
  • Makayla Alise Choy
  • Isaiah M. Christian
  • Eric Chung
  • Lauren Clapp *
  • Dominique Clarke
  • MacKenzie Cline
  • Brooke Collins *
  • Johnny Confalone
  • Ava Teresa Confessore
  • Elaina Conklin *
  • Macy Conklin
  • Nicholas Cordero
  • Claudia Cordero-Zeledon *
  • Kimberly Corra
  • Manuel A. Correia
  • Lucas Cortes
  • Kyle Costa
  • Olivia Cozzi
  • Jessica Cristantiello
  • Julie Crovelli
  • Damian M. Cubias
  • Aaron Joseph Czajkowski
  • Sydney Reigh Czemeris
  • Nicole Faith Daniel
  • Brett D'Aprile *
  • Alex Anthony DaSilva
  • Andrew Josepg DaSilva
  • Noni Halili D'Ann Davidson
  • Madison Dawson
  • Grace Ann DeAgazio
  • Jasmine Rose DeLeon *
  • Sydney DeLierre
  • Emma DeMayo
  • Danielle M. Deo
  • Ayan J. Desai
  • Rohit Desai
  • Olivia M. DeStefano
  • Reeva Dhokiya
  • Peyton S. Diamond
  • Nelusha A. Dias
  • Olivia Docherty
  • Zachary J. Doulis
  • Connor J. Doyle
  • David Driscoll
  • Lucy Drumgool *
  • Carlos Duato
  • Mitchell Dubson
  • Vineel Chandra Eanuga *
  •  Matthew Eckert *
  • Jordan Catherine Edwards
  • Skylar Eelman
  • Nora El Hadidi
  • Ismael Esquivel Barrantes
  • Gabriel Joseph Fabiano
  • Julianne Gayle M. Factor
  • Samuel Fang *
  • Lucas Feliciano
  • Benjamin Fernandez
  • Jonathan Robert Fernicola
  • Renzo B. Ferreira
  • Johnathan P. Fiedler
  • James Griffin Fieseler *
  • Michael J. Filonovich
  • Grace Fink
  • Gianmarco Steve Flores
  • Brianna Floystrop
  • Jack Ryan Foley
  • Nicholas Fomichev
  • Ethan Fought
  • Gillian Freedman *
  • Ester Freider *
  • Isabella Rae Frigiano
  • Kaylee Anne Frigiano
  • Alexander Fromberg
  • Hader Magdi Gadalla
  • Rishikesh R. Gadre *
  • Christina Gallo
  • Diya A. Gandhi *
  • Hrithika Ganesh *
  • Zachary Holden Ganpat
  • Norma-Francis Garcia
  • Tatiana Marie Garcia *
  • Haley Garnett *
  • Eric Garzillo
  • Stephen Gebhard
  • William Geisler
  • Melissa A. Genova
  • Dillon R. George
  • Elizabeth Gershater *
  • John Matthew Gitterman *
  • Jamie Glassman
  • Joshua Evan Gold *
  • Jessica G. Goldfeder *
  • Matthew Goldrosen
  • Bazil Gomes
  • Dianne A. Gomez
  • Christopher Roberto Gonzalez
  • Desiree C. Gonzalez
  • Jeramyiah M. Gonzalez
  • Matthew Goralnick
  • John Grebeck
  • Keith D. Griggs
  • Ryan J. Griggs
  • Eric Andrew Grynberg *
  • Hannah Nicole Grynberg
  • Sarah Faye Grynberg
  • Marco Guadagno
  • Prakhar Gupta *
  • Siddharth Gupta *
  • Nikhita Gurukula *
  • Nicholas Gwiazdowski
  • Lizzy Hanemann *
  • Miles Hannah
  • Zayd Hannan
  • Eamon Thomas Hardy
  • Jacob L. Heacock
  • Dorothy Healey
  • Madison Hellwig
  • Ashley Henao *
  • Ethan J. Hernandez
  • Carol A. Hernandez Gonzalez
  • Julia Hess
  • Jack Higgins *
  • Morgan Elizabeth Hill
  • David Randall Hinkle *
  • Jason Scott Hinkle *
  • Alexandra Hobbs
  • Andrew Hoffman
  • Blake Darren Hoffman
  • Mackenzie Elizabeth Hoistion
  • Tiana M. Holmes
  • Julia Holz *
  • Krystal Hong
  • Jaden Amir Honis
  • Jake S. Horowitz
  • Andrew Michael Houston
  • Robert Ray Hseih
  • Jonathan Huang *
  • Michelle Huang *
  • Brianna Kaitlyn Hudock *
  • Timothy Hughes
  • Olivia Taylor Humlen
  • Musaddiq Ibrahim
  • Nichoals Imparato
  • Siddarth Inta *
  • Alyssa Inzitari
  • Ian Irey
  • Nashwa Jaffer *
  • Aryan Jain
  • Kritika Jain *
  • Mark Jakubowski
  • Neil Janjikhel
  • Shreya Jayaswal *
  • Rohil P. Jhaveri
  • Katherine Jiao *
  • Camila Jimenez *
  • Dylan R. Jimenez
  • Ashley Yue Jin *
  • Nicholas Johnson
  • Peter Johnson *
  • Taylor Jordan
  • Athalya Teresa Joseph *
  • Heetanshi Joshi
  • Ilina Joshi *
  • Surina Joshi *
  • Leah Juechter *
  • Emily Kafka *
  • Alexandra Kahlau
  • Cynthia Kalaivan
  • Cameron Eli Kalik *
  • Likhit Kanche
  • Venkata Krishna Kandalai
  • Suresh Kannoth *
  • Matthew Kaplowitz
  • Zena Marie Karam *
  • Varsha Karthik
  • Anthony James Kavalieros
  • Erin Kavanagh
  • Rachel Keats
  • Samuel Keats *
  • Payton Kedziora
  • William Keegan *
  • Amber Marie Kelly
  • John Patrick Kenny
  • Eunice Yeeun Kim *
  • Jessica S. Kim
  • Emily Grace King
  • Natalie Kirkpatrick *
  • Emma Christine Knauf *
  • Ileana Koifman
  • Sree Kommalapati
  • Samantha Komorowski
  • Sebastian Konopka
  • Arjun Koshal
  • Katryna Anjali Kosnick
  • Vaishak Manoj Krishna *
  • Gavin Krunkosky
  • Jakub Ksiazek
  • Kathryn Nicole Kuchta *
  • Eric Kulesza
  • Yash Kulkarni
  • Ashna Kumar *
  • Shannon C. Lakatos
  • Malhar Lakshman
  • James Lamca
  • Kathryn E. Langon
  • Dominic LaRosa
  • Justine A. LaRoza
  • Brianna Larson
  • Winston Linwood Latta
  • Blake T. Lau
  • Joseph C. Lauria III *
  • Justin Lee *
  • Kristen Lee
  • Yoony Lee *
  • Emily Lehberger *
  • Jack Lehberger
  • Jaclyn Lenox
  • Michael Lenskold
  • Zachary Edward Letts *
  • Lior Aaron Levi
  • Ethan Levin
  • Alexander Lisenko
  • William Littwin *
  • Philip W. Lockitt *
  • Nicholas W. LoConte
  • Joseph LoGuidice
  • Christopher Jonathan Loja
  • Emily Long *
  • Jared Christopher Long
  • Emanuela Rita Lopa
  • Jean Paul Lopez
  • Savannah Grace Lopez
  • Allison Lowrey
  • Dorothy Lu *
  • Sofia Ludwig *
  • Emily Luo *
  • Marcella Rosine Briones Macalalag
  • Michael J. Maciolek
  • Brett MacMath
  • Lily Maguire
  • William R. Mailhot
  • Ashana Makhija *
  • Monica Malkinska
  • Andrew J. Mallon
  • Caroline Maloney *
  • Michael Man *
  • Ava Maria Mancini
  • Jade Allen Mangali
  • Meher Mankikar *
  • Jad T. Marhaba *
  • Joseph Marquez *
  • Amanda Martinho
  • Abigail Mason
  • Emily R. Massache *
  • Imani Massey
  • Loures Patrice Mathewson
  • Ethan Matta
  • Oliver M. Matta
  • Carla Mattaliano *
  • Nicholas Mattia
  • Benjamin L. Matton Conover *
  • William A. Maxton
  • Ginger A. May
  • Andrew C. Mayer
  • Gianna Mazzagatti
  • Dagny R. McCann *
  • Melissa Lynn McClymont
  • Justin McDonald *
  • Annie J. McEntire
  • Ariana Marie Mendes McGuire
  • Briana Michele Mendes McGuire
  • Nithin Medikonda
  • Shivangi Mehra *
  • Riya Mehta *
  • Alexander J. Menendez *
  • Zachary L. Menedez
  • Sheena Meng *
  • Robert Edward Mennella
  • Robert A. Mente
  • Jalynda A. Mercado
  • Rida Merchant *
  • Nikhil Meruva
  • Emma Sherice Meyers
  • Brian Michaels
  • Ethan Miller
  • Thomas Miller
  • Izabella Misciagna
  • Kyle Mitchell
  • Krishna Mody *
  • Aidan Mollegard
  • Ashley Mongno *
  • Emily Noel Monks
  • Luis Felipe Montero
  • James Thomas Mooney
  • Reagan Mooney
  • Kalie Rose Moore *
  • Makhai R. Moore
  • McKenna Lin Moore
  • Michaela E. Moran
  • Luca Moscetti *
  • Rishi Mudduluru *
  • Nicole Munley
  • Michael R. Muzner
  • Joseph Murillo
  • Emily K. Murray
  • Pranav Murukesh *
  • Nina Nacion
  • Sanemi K. Nair *
  • Subha Pranathi Nanduri *
  • Ananya Narayanan
  • Hannah Naseer
  • Ashley Isabella Natale
  • Declan Naughton
  • Priya Nayar
  • Julian Lee Nelson *
  • Sakshi Nemlekar
  • Christina T. Nici *
  • Heather Novick
  • Shreya Nuli *
  • Patrick Nuse
  • Robert O'Connell
  • Ebu Ojogwu *
  • Onyi Ojogwu *
  • David Olsakowski
  • Jacob Olson
  • Angela Marie Opeka *
  • Jordan Orloff
  • Kimberly Orozco 
  • Amanda Louise Osborne *
  • Osvin Alexander Osorio
  • Gabriela Ospelt 
  • Kevin Ostertag
  • Caroline A. O'Sullivan *
  • Ramy Hisham Othman
  • Samer Hisham Othman
  • Seejal Padhi *
  • Sheetal Padhi *
  • Maisha Pal *
  • Atharva Pandhare
  • Angelo Pannia
  • Daniel Papcun
  • Alexa Rose Pappas
  • Allison Suzanne Parascandola
  • Aashna Parikh *
  • Jason Pasquale *
  • Ishaan M. Patel *
  • Priyansh Patel *
  • Sajni Patel 
  • Saloni Patel
  • Shivam Patel *
  • Shreeti Patel
  • Shril Kamlesh Patel *
  • Anthony Patella
  • Nikolas Patella
  • Frank L. Patti, III
  • Jonathan Thomas Pearce
  • Ritu Aparna Peddinti *
  • Kyler William Pentz
  • Rodrigo Pereira
  • Paige Elizabeth Perez
  • Elliott Perkins
  • Cameron G. Perrone *
  • Zachary Peru
  • Justin Peterson
  • Styliani Petrou *
  • Ella R. Pfaff *
  • Sophie Phan *
  • Brianna Marie Phillip
  • Brian Picado
  • Maria G. Piedra Hoyos
  • Dana Mae Pierro
  • Matthew Pineda
  • Frank Pinto
  • Adrian J. Planas
  • Amanda Pochek
  • Amanda Danielle Potts
  • Aditya Pradeep *
  • Anirudh Prakash
  • Nabhay Prashad
  • Khushal Praveen
  • Surina Prem
  • Dominic Daniel Puerari
  • Jerry Qiu *
  • Hisham Qureshi *
  • Mackenzie Raad
  • Rohan Raavi *
  • Aaron Rabkin
  • Alexander H. Radha
  • Mekhi A. Rainey
  • Aaryana Rajanala *
  • Alaka Rajesh *
  • Barbara S. Ramirez
  • Jean Marco Ramirez Cubero
  • Kelly B. Ramon-Chile *
  • Ray Joseph Randazzo
  • Skylar Joy Randazzo
  • Ryan McLeod Rawls *
  • Jeremy Karl Rebetje
  • Nicholas Ryan Rebetje *
  • Akshay K. Reddy *
  • Gillian Reese *
  • Ryan Regan *
  • Jada Reilly
  • Thiago B. Reis
  • Juliana Renda
  • Stephanie Lynn Resnick
  • Henry Carl Reu
  • Emily Rose Reyes
  • Kayla Reynolds *
  • Brian Riano Hernandez
  • Mackenzie Riccardo
  • Samantha M. Rivera
  • Alejandra Robles *
  • Maya U. Rodgers
  • Ashley D. Rodriguez
  • Brandon Rodriguez
  • Jose Antonio Rodriguez Jr.
  • Jacob Rodzen
  • Briana Karina Rojas
  • Brianna Rojas
  • Frankie J. Rojas
  • Amandeep Singh Rooprai
  • Nicholas Anthony Rossi
  • Sara Rossi
  • Andrew Harrison Roth *
  • Jazmine Alexis Rountree
  • Abigail Roussano *
  • Anthony Edward Sacchitelli
  • Alexandra Jordan Sager
  • Dhruv Sajit
  • David Salazar
  • Ana Sali *
  • Ananya Samanthula
  • Kimberly Sanabria
  • Andersson Sanchez
  • Jose E. Sanchez
  • Daniel Jacob Santiago
  • Varun Sarabudla *
  • Abhishek Saxena *
  • Diana Scafuto *
  • Joshua T. Scally
  • Victoria Schenone *
  • Emily Scher
  • Nicholas E. Schueler *
  • Amelia Grace Schultz
  • Darcy Schulz
  • Karissa Erin Schwab *
  • Zachary Alex Schwartz
  • Aidan Schweizer
  • Alyssa K. Schwertfeger
  • Amanda Scolarice
  • Sarah Sconda
  • Brandon David Scotti
  • Samuel Senzon
  • Reema Sethi *
  • Riya Sethi *
  • Naomi Shah *
  • Riya Shah *
  • Shaziya Shah *
  • Vansh Sharma
  • Benjamin Luis Sheelar
  • Michael C. Shimko
  • Mason Shu *
  • Jeffrey Sickles
  • Sohavni Amrita Singh *
  • Justin Sinibaldi
  • Aditya Sivakumar *
  • John Skunakis *
  • Brian Smart *
  • Erin Smith
  • Jack Smith
  • Nymirah Janae Smith
  • Logan Alexander Smyth
  • Emma Sodano *
  • Maria Solis
  • Teddy Christopher Sommers *
  • Grace Spencer *
  • Siddarth Sridhar
  • James St. John *
  • James Stangle III
  • Samantha Stani
  • Nicholas Michael Stavrakis
  • Alexandra E. Stevens *
  • Alison T. Stone
  • Julie Nicole Stone *
  • Olivia Struckus
  • Samantha A. Stubbe *
  • Nina A. Sullivan
  • Lauren Sultzbaugh *
  • Hanxing Charlie Sun *
  • Roshan Sundar *
  • Justin Tai *
  • Emma Taigounov *
  • Samarth Taneja *
  • Siddharth Taneja *
  • Tyler Charles Tangolics
  • Clayton Wesley Tannenbaum
  • Thalya Rose Taveras
  • Nayelli E. Tejada
  • Juliana Teles Vega
  • Sean Tendick
  • Aditya Thakkar *
  • Ayanna Kayleigh Thomas
  • Matthew Thomas *
  • Justin Thompson
  • Wyatt R. Thompson
  • Rebecca Timko
  • Hannah Calais Tiner
  • Dominick S. Todaro
  • Christopher Tomo *
  • Raymond Tomo
  • Andres A. Torres
  • Melanie Torres
  • Gianna Marie Torromeo
  • William Totten *
  • Alexa Tozzi
  • Johnathan Travisano
  • Damjano John Trendafili
  • Eric Christopher Tribel *
  • Derick Trillos
  • Tarun Trivedi *
  • Lillian R. Tsai
  • Dylan Tullo
  • SaiSuhas Tummala
  • Devon Turner *
  • Jahmir Turner 
  • Shiven Tyagi
  • Andrew Useche
  • Peter Usewick *
  • Ameya Rajesh Vaidya *
  • Vineeth R. Vaidyula *
  • Mahek Vakharia
  • Krishan J. Vannan
  • Kevin J. Vaquerano
  • Peter S. Vargas Murillo
  • Charles M.D. Vargo
  • Lorren Madison Vega
  • Brianna Vega Santamaria
  • Caitlin Velloso
  • Valeria Vera
  • Anahy Soledad Vera Alvarenga
  • Julia Stephanie Verano
  • Larissa Vernak
  • Nicole Villegas
  • Janice Virola
  • Manu Viswanath
  • Dominic Vitelli
  • Adriana Vitiello
  • Nicholas A. Vizzoni *
  • Jamison Vlachos
  • Jarini Vujjini
  • Jacquelyn M. Wallace *
  • Hannah Wang *
  • Daniel Ward *
  • Juliana H. Ward *
  • Michael James Wasko
  • Haley Weber *
  • Charles Weill
  • Allison Weinberg
  • Kate M. Welgos
  • Caroline Wendland
  • Thomas James Wessel
  • Athena West *
  • Cory David White
  • Janaya Jessie Whiteside
  • Julian Wiggins
  • Finly Njambi Williamson
  • Peighton Reiss Williamson
  • Sara Wise
  • Vicky Wong
  • Melania Maria Andrea Wowk
  • Jack Wright *
  • Ethan X. Wu *
  • Kelly Wutke
  • Sneha Yalgi *
  • Brian Yanoso
  • Geoffrey Yao
  • Cody M. Yeck
  • Harry Yessman
  • Janet Yi
  • Joanne Yoo *
  • Fiona You
  • Gracen J. Zachary
  • Adam Zakkour
  • Emily Marie Zaltzman
  • Annie Zhang *
  • Kelley Zhang *
  •  Gloria Zhao *
  • Allen Zhou *
  • Ganqiu (Jacklyn) Zhu *
  • Lyllian Zimmerman *
  • Maryan Zinko
  • Alexander Zugaj
  • Bercymaryam Zuniga
  • Johan Zuniga