BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than 600 eighth graders celebrated their graduation from Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School at the annual graduation ceremony Wednesday evening.

Student speaker Judy Gao read an original poem to the graduates called "The Fledgling," about growing older.

Maryann Opida provided the second student speech when she spoke about the middle school journey.

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The ceremony also marked the final ceremony for principal Nancy Iatesta, who is retiring this year.

Graduates this year were:

  • Yug S. Acharya
  • Alex J. Achmetov
  • Alexa Paige Acquaviva*
  • Andrew Christian Adams
  • Antonio Valentino Adams
  • Charlotte Olivia Adams*
  • Davis H. Adams
  • Declan Anthony Adams
  • Cristian Afonso
  • Maya Grace Agans*
  • Anya Agasthi*
  • Sakinah Ahmed*
  • Oluwafunmito Ajigbotosho-Lawal*
  • Natalie Rose Alaimo
  • Tiffany N. Alfaro
  • Katelyn Issra Ali
  • Lauren Elizabeth Allenspach*
  • Dylan Almeida
  • Ashley M. Altmann
  • Jaylanis Arianna Alvarado
  • Angelica R. Alvarez
  • Jana Aly
  • Nisi Amballa*
  • Abigail Catherine Amerman*
  • Anjali Amin*
  • Brandon S. Amoafo
  • Imanuel Andino
  • Kane Austin Aniag
  • Shanell Lee Anzora
  • Nicholas Appezzato
  • Diego Josue Arias*
  • Anchana Arunachalam
  • Sienna Atanasov
  • William Harris Atkins
  • Jayla Austin
  • Anthony Azabache
  • Keshav Badri*
  • Jun Bae*
  • Rylee L. Ball
  • Samantha Barnes*
  • Jett Basille
  • Marina Bednarczyk
  • Erin L. Belmont*
  • Ryan M. Bemben*
  • Jonah Betron*
  • Nikhil G. Bhallla*
  • Abhinav Biju
  • Fallon K. Billy
  • Andreas Bizos
  • Nicole E. Blair
  • Aidan Bogan
  • Tanav Bollam*
  • Tanish Bollam*
  • Michael Bonis*
  • Charles Borchert
  • Jack Borkowski
  • Ethan Bovadikov
  • Arielle L. Bowie*
  • Derek Boxer
  • Matthew G. Bratus
  • Kayla Braun
  • Donnell Britton II
  • Paige M. Brotschul
  • Kaylee Lynn Brown*
  • Anna Buckridge
  • Andrew David Buxbaum
  • Perla Caballero Cruz
  • Cole Cabatu
  • Karli Cacchio
  • Ritika Calyanakoti*
  • Ryan Camacho
  • Antonio Alfio Cantatore
  • Natasha Jonelle L. Caraos*
  • Lea Nicole Carranza Cordero*
  • Katelyn Pereira Carvalho*
  • Nicholas A. Cantena
  • Zack R. Catterson
  • Meghan E. Caughron*
  • Michelle Ceng*
  • April Rose Cerritos*
  • Joanna S. Chan*
  • Nicholas Channg*
  • Emily R. Chaverri*
  • Angelo Chen*
  • Annie Chen*
  • Andy Cheng*
  • Grace Cheng*
  • Tyler J. Chester*
  • Sohithesh Reddy Chevireddy*
  • Gianna Chiaravalloti*
  • Noah Choi*
  • Selena Chong
  • Srinija Chowdavarapu
  • Darwin Christopher*
  • Areesha A. Chughtai
  • Luke Cifuentes
  • Joseph Cinque
  • Lea M. Ciocon*
  • Annie Clapp*
  • Caio Clough
  • Luciana Coelho*
  • Maxx H. Cohen
  • Casey M. Colbert
  • Camille C. Collins*
  • Azariah Colon
  • Stephen Colon
  • Morgan Ryana Cook*
  • Bryanna L. Corbitt*
  • Kaelyn S. Corbitt*
  • Miranda Cordero*
  • Ian Coria
  • Ashley Corrales
  • Aaron Correia*
  • Aidan Costa
  • Jason E. Cozzi
  • Chris Craig
  • Jake Cronnell
  • Esther De Maria Cruz
  • Erick Jorge Cubas
  • Kendall Cubero
  • Karol Czyzycki*
  • Julia Francia Dallmann
  • Sophia M. D’Amato
  • Luka L. D’Amico
  • Anthony D’Arco*
  • Trang M. Dang Vu*
  • Lorena E. David*
  • Alexa Chelsea De Barros
  • Ryan DeAgazio*
  • John P. DeChellis
  • Amaya D. DeJesus*
  • Jacob P. DeJesus
  • Jayden A. DeJesus
  • Anthony Del Rocco
  • Alexandre DeLierre
  • Lila Kim Dettelback
  • Rohan Dham
  • Abheek Dhara*
  • Andrew James Di Prospero
  • Jose Manuel Diaz Onofre
  • Joseph DiGiovanni
  • Marley Dolan
  • Andrea R. Dolegiewitz
  • Anastasia M. Dolson
  • Sophia Dong
  • Alex D. dos Santos
  • Bayanna Douglas
  • Emily Driscoll*
  • Julie Driscoll
  • Shraystah Dudaka*
  • Cormoney Dwight Dunbar Jr.
  • Thanh Dang Duong
  • Tamari Dvalishvili
  • Caitlin Dzuroska
  • Kurt Joshua Romualdo Echaluse
  • Sydney Lorraine Ehret
  • Madelyn Justine Eldridge
  • Hailey Anne Elias*
  • Olivia Emma
  • Maeve English
  • Nicholas James Esposito
  • Valeria Esquer
  • Rachelle Estevez
  • Sari Isabella Estomata*
  • Alex J. Everett-Lopez
  • Hannah Fairclough*
  • Ryan Fairclough
  • Santiago Fallas
  • Alyssa Falzarano
  • Kaitlyn Farnon*
  • Casey W. Farrell  
  • Alexandra Fassilis
  • Hanna Fassillis
  • Julia Feizi*
  • Mari Edwarda Fernandes
  • Carreia Lemos
  • Brayan Fernandez Campos
  • Ashley Fetchina
  • Allison Fischer*Brandon Fisher
  • Briana Jade Flatt
  • Alessia Maria Folino
  • Leah Foose
  • Ryan Fox
  • Audrey F. Fresco
  • Apryl M. Fulton
  • Nicholas Gabriel
  • Harshini R. Gaddam*
  • Preety Gadre*
  • Shaunak Gaiki*
  • Mahi Shailesh Gala*
  • Christian R. Gallegos
  • Judy Gao*
  • Christian R. Gallegos
  • Madison Gara
  • Andrea Garcia
  • Armando Garcia
  • Diego Alejandro Garcia-Valley
  • Michael C. Gaspar
  • Natalie Gaunt*
  • Duncan Geoghegan*
  • Alexandra M. Gerrard*
  • Jeinica L. Ghanem
  • Nivedita Ghosh Roy*
  • Joseph Ghviniashvili
  • Emilie Julie Gilles*
  • Evan Gilmurray*
  • Jessica Gianna Giovanni*
  • Sean Paul Givens*
  • Rahul V. Godha
  • Abigail Gwen Gold*
  • Maanas Gopi*
  • Rithvik Gowda*
  • Jacob Benjamin Grabell*
  • Andrei Grigorian*
  • Gianni Guarino
  • Kshiraj Gupta*
  • Henry Guzman
  • Cameron J. Hacker
  • Kimberly Haig*
  • Jenifer R. Haley
  • Samantha Haller
  • Zachary M. Halpin
  • Aileen M. Hardy*
  • Riya Hariharan*
  • Aparna Harish
  • Justin Hartmann
  • Jordan Thomas Hazen
  • Deborah He*
  • Eric He*
  • Michael S. Heacock
  • Brendan Heeney*
  • Dhruv Hemmige*
  • Evan A. Hernandez
  • Nikolas Hernandez
  • Gabriel Herrera-Ramos
  • Nicholas Troy Heuner
  • Jessica L. Hewitt*
  • Antione Maurice Hinton
  • Amanda Hirsch*
  • Kailey R. Hisko
  • Matthew Ho
  • Thomas Richard Hoeft Jr.
  • Tyler Philip Hoffman
  • Sara A. Hoffmann*
  • Jaelyn M. Holt
  • Nathaniel A. Holz*
  • Lauren E. Holzer*
  • Vincent Hooge*
  • Margaret Reilly Horch*
  • Kristina Houston*
  • Zachary Lee Hsieh*
  • Alexander Hu*
  • Marissa Hudock*
  • Diya Hunashimarad
  • Kayla Marie Hurevitch
  • Jadis David Ibarra
  • Sivamsh Varma Indukuri
  • Joseph M. Inzitari
  • Nikhita Iyer
  • Emaan Jaffer*
  • Vedasri Jaladi*
  • Sulakha A, Jama*
  • Neel James
  • Camille Jean*
  • Layla M. Jewett-Deans
  • Jordan M. Johnson
  • Kayleen Johnson
  • Paul E. Johnson*
  • Olivea Kachlany*
  • Mahek Kadakia*
  • Saba Kaliashvili*
  • Jacob Kalikin
  • Harshita Kalyanaraman*
  • Ritesh Reddy Kamjula
  • Paris Kampel*
  • Sathvik C. Kanithi*
  • Jayden L. Kaplan
  • Brian Karabinos
  • Maya Siona Kareer*
  • William Kasica
  • Saanvi Kataria*
  • Alivia M. Kelly*
  • Leo C. Kennedy*
  • Ryan Kennedy
  • Morgan Kern*
  • Swar Kewalia*
  • Piya J. Khakharia*
  • Yash Khanna*
  • Veena Khanzode*
  • Ananya Khedlekar
  • Parth N. Kheni
  • Palak Khurana
  • Ulysses Y. Kim
  • Sophia Stockel Kirsinger*
  • Ella Kristina Klausz*
  • Carly Klein
  • Nathan R. Klein
  • Samuel E. Klem
  • Colin Patrick Knapp
  • Cameron Charles Knauf*
  • Sripad Siddarth Kompella
  • Catherine Kong*
  • Luana Kopp*
  • Malena R. Krause*
  • Hannah Kritzar
  • Carter Kupecz
  • Colin Aaron Kurdyla*
  • Jaclyn A. Ladas
  • Sabrina Lea Lage
  • Siddhant Lambu*
  • Hailey Nicole Lamca
  • Vanessa E. Langon
  • Matthew David Lardieri
  • Chloe A. Lau*
  • Paris Lashana Leath
  • Casey K. Lee*
  • Kevin Lee*
  • Ethan L. Leon
  • Samantha Letts
  • Tristan Oliver Levin
  • Brandon Lewandowski
  • Stephanie Lewnadowski*
  • Geoffrey Li
  • Abigail Alexa Librojo
  • Peter Lin*
  • Donovan Marcellus Little
  • Richard Littwin
  • Jerry M. Liu*
  • YuXuan Liu
  • Isabella Lobosco*
  • Brady Locks
  • Shaheer Khan Lodhi
  • David R. Lomaz
  • Makayla Grace Long
  • Chanel S. Lopez
  • Jake L. Lopez
  • Keyla Lorenzo Lucrecio
  • Sydney Lovell*
  • Alexander Lu*
  • Tony Lu*
  • Robbin Luo
  • Chloe Ly*
  • Eric S. Lynch*
  • Alexsie Kirsten Mallari Mabuti
  • Matthew J. Maciolek
  • Kelly Ann MacKinney
  • Bryant Madrid-Martinez
  • Anna Louise Madsen
  • Valart Magjuni*
  • Avni Maheshwari*
  • Olivia Mahoney*
  • Ayank Maiti*
  • Abhijith G. Malangi
  • Connor Malatesta*
  • Jacqueline Maloney
  • Sophia A. M. Manego-Consalvo*
  • Grace Mango
  • Muskan A. Mankikar*
  • Rohan Mannathukkaran*
  • Serenity Soleil Marce
  • Nadia Marchishin*
  • Michael Marsigliano*
  • Alliyah Jordan Martinez
  • Alexander H. Mascarenhas
  • Alexander Maslo
  • Mallory Massache
  • Uriah Anthony Mastrolia
  • Noah Alexander Matheson
  • Marisol Valeria Mattia*
  • Andres R. Matton-Conover*
  • Arden Maxhuni*
  • Vedika Mayur*
  • Tomasz Maziarz*
  • Bethany McCain
  • Maya McCann
  • Taliyah Elyse McCreary
  • Christopher McKinney*
  • Brett T. mcManus
  • Shubham Mehra
  • Tanay Mehrish*
  • Hannah Melner*
  • Saul Mena
  • Kiran Merchant*
  • Lauren Metzgar
  • Daniel A. Mezquita
  • Autumn Mignella Colalillo
  • Ryan W. Miller
  • Livia Minaides
  • Julia Noelle Mitchko*
  • Jiya Mody*
  • Dylan Thomas Moeller*
  • Joey S. Molinillla*
  • Rhiannon Mollegard*
  • Leane Monchy
  • Matthew Moore
  • Nooreen Moosavi
  • David Mora
  • Dylan Angel Morales
  • Sofia Morales
  • Justin Rigan Morocho
  • Kayleigh Paige Moser
  • Jacob Mosesman
  • Benjamin Mostow
  • Dylan J. Murillo
  • Callum Murphy
  • Erin Murphy*
  • Madison Murphy
  • McKayla Murphy*
  • Diya P. Muzumdar
  • Shravan Naarayan
  • Abigail Nacion Dylan C. Neno
  • Nicolette S. Newsome
  • Tri-An Nguyen*
  • Juliana Niermann*
  • Samantha Nila
  • Leena R. Nouiga
  • Kyle E. Nunez
  • Reginald B. Nuse
  • James Nyakina
  • Armani Obregon
  • Ava Nicole O’Hare
  • Jordan Chukwuemeka Okolo
  • Gavin J. Onello
  • Yair Onofre Maceda
  • Maria Opeka
  • Maryann Toriaga Opida
  • Giavanna Opilla
  • Carlos Sebastian Ovando*
  • Jayden Luis Pagan
  • Anthony J. Panatieri
  • Anika Pandya
  • Bryce Louis Pantozzi
  • Christian Papera
  • Kyler Richard Parella
  • Riley S. Park*
  • Ava Mary Parochniak
  • Gerard Antonio Pasco*
  • Arya Patel
  • Deven Patel
  • Dilan Patel
  • Manav J. Patel
  • Ohm Patel*
  • Riya Patel*
  • Sahil Patel*
  • Shreya Patel
  • Radha Pathak
  • Grace Marie Patti
  • Avanti Patwardhan*
  • Ryan Paul
  • Joseph Michaell Pavlik
  • Matthew Pelaez
  • Audrey Pennimpede
  • Meghana Peri*
  • Lucas Peron*
  • Max J. Perry
  • Tatiana Persaud
  • Olivia Peters*
  • Kaila S. Pimentel*
  • Jake T. Pino
  • Hunter Po*
  • Jade Lily Podejko
  • Sarveshvaran Prasad
  • Neha Prashad*
  • Ethan Edward Price
  • Ryan Prickett
  • Vibhas R. Pulluru*
  • Arundhati Punj*
  • Samantha Pyne
  • Gabriel C. Pyra
  • Ayaan Qureshi
  • Ashlee Raad
  • Emily J. Radha
  • Wiktor Adam Radon
  • Mrinal Raina*
  • Archiit Pradhan Rajanala
  • Anjali Rajesh*
  • Krisha Ramadas*
  • Carol Giselle Ramirez
  • Xiomara E. Ramirez
  • Nikita Rammohan*
  • Nancy R. Ramon Chile*
  • Nicholas Rannazzisi
  • Adora Rao*
  • Siddhesh S. Raorane
  • Christopher L. Raposo
  • Juan Carlos Raudales Chavez
  • Tanish Reddi*
  • Evelyn Reese*
  • Brianna S. Reimann*
  • Olivia Renda
  • David Rendon
  • Eva Ribeiro*
  • Melodie Richard
  • Evan Riddell
  • Madelyn M. Righetti
  • Frank Joseph Righetti IV
  • Cadmus Roberts
  • Luciana Paula Rodrigues
  • Lydia Jane Rodzen*
  • Alexander X. Rogalsky
  • Andrea C. Roman*
  • Michelle D. Romero Hernandez
  • Riley Grey Oliver Rosen
  • Drew Rossi
  • Valentino Dante Rowland
  • Keeley A. Rushevics
  • Juliet Rutigliano*
  • Eric Rydberg*
  • Ashwin Sakthivel
  • Justin Salvado
  • Yogesh Sampathkumar
  • Ivana N. San Pedro*
  • James J. Sanders
  • MaryJo Santana
  • Ankora M. Sant’Angelo
  • Jan Miguel Santos Santiago
  • Rishi Sappidi*
  • Vaunshal Ashesh Saraiya
  • Samantha E. Sarra
  • Prajitchandar Sathischandar*
  • Rolando Saucedo Acosta
  • Alyssa Beth Saums
  • Jeronimo A. Sayavedra Gomez
  • Anastasia Rose Scansaroli
  • Daniel Scharf
  • Andrew Y. Schauers
  • Katarina Marie Schmeiszer*
  • Colin A. Schrum*
  • Lauren Schulller*
  • Ava Schwartz*
  • Joshua Schwartz
  • Tyler Schwartz
  • Juliana Marie Scott
  • Harish Sekar*
  • Muskan G. Seksaria
  • Ritvik Senjalia*
  • Nathaniel Sentie*
  • Oscar J. Servin Vera
  • Aarnav P. Shah
  • Amiel H. Shah*
  • Ashka S. Shah*
  • Iqmaith Shah
  • Justin Shah*
  • Sanya Shah*
  • Elise S. Shan*
  • Zachary Shaw
  • Steven Shimko
  • Gyumin Shin
  • Aviral Shrivastava*
  • Zackery Michael Shultz
  • Sydney Sibilia
  • Alexandra Sicat*
  • Rahul Siddharth*
  • Bryan R. Silva
  • Olivia SilvaOwen Lisson Simanjuntak-Zamora
  • Koren Simovitch*
  • Ashley A. Sincebaugh
  • Jessie Singh*
  • Priya G. Singh*
  • Krish Singla*
  • Niti Sinha*
  • Surya Sivakumar
  • Neha Suvamurugan*
  • Amanda K. Smith*
  • Daniel Smith*
  • Eldan C. Smith
  • Raquel M. Solano
  • Keylyn Solis
  • Brianna Alanis Soto
  • Olivia Joy Spencer*
  • Casey Joseph Spina
  • Tianna Spitz*
  • Shubh Srivastava*
  • Kayla Stasil
  • Zoe Sterner*
  • Colin J. Stevens
  • Devin Stewart*
  • Sean Michael Stimpfle*
  • Alexander Stouffer
  • Sophia Straka
  • Anthony Styczynski
  • Venkat Subramanian*
  • Ritikaa Sudheer
  • Satish Suri
  • Bridget Mairead Sweet
  • Erick Swider*
  • Rachel Szeto*
  • Danielle Takacz*
  • Ian Mathew Pascua Tan
  • Alan Le Tang
  • Alicia Liu Tang*
  • Connor J. Taylor
  • Zoya Tayyabkhan*
  • Lily Ternay
  • Anagha R. Tetali*
  • Meredith L. Thayer*
  • Natalie P. Thiry
  • Irina Isabella Thode
  • Michelle Rose Thomas*
  • Sophia Mariam Thomas*
  • Sophie Thomas
  • Heather R. Thorn*
  • Julia R. Thorn*
  • Varun Thyagarasan
  • Delia G. Tierney
  • Eric Ryan Tighe*
  • Anita Tolaj
  • Aidan M. Torres*
  • Allan J. Torres*
  • Keva Serena Torres
  • Jillian M. Traetta
  • Vinhsan Tran
  • Timothy J. Travisano
  • Kaitlyn Trebino
  • Ryan J. Treich
  • Thomas Tremarco*
  • James Nicholas Turchi
  • Nicholas Turchi
  • Emme C. Turner*
  • Maithili Ubgade*
  • Daniel Ugalde
  • Fernanda B. Umana
  • Juan David Urena
  • Samuel Valeira
  • Jaslene D. Valencerina
  • Jasmine D. Valencerina
  • Daniela Valli
  • Michael VanValkenburgh
  • Joseph Vargas Corrales
  • Violet Ann Vasquez
  • Colin A. Vaughn
  • Sheily J. Vega
  • Jaelyn Rae Velasquez*
  • Marissa Renee Venditti
  • Lindsey Venezia
  • Dhrithi Venkatesh
  • Emma S. Ventura
  • Maximilian L. Verdeflor Moreth*
  • David J. Verkade
  • Ishaan Verma*
  • Tanisha M. Verma
  • Trisha M. Verma
  • Valleria Villadiego
  • Christopher Jose Villalobos
  • Sai Srivalli Vinjamuri Tirumala*
  • Ruhi Wakde*
  • Charlotte H. Walborsky*
  • Hailey Waldron
  • Iris Wang
  • Ricky Weidemann*
  • Jack Philip Wein
  • Molly Weiss*
  • Jeffrey Wen*
  • Vanessa Wenner*
  • Maji A. Whalen
  • Joshua Jefferson Williams
  • Ryan Williams
  • Amanda Jane Winchock
  • Joao M. Wise
  • Ryan YeSung Charles Wosniak*
  • Adrian Rainer Anatole Wowk
  • Jenna Wronski
  • Crystal Wu*
  • Angela Xu*
  • Stephanie L. Yang*
  • Alexander R. Yao*
  • Paige M. Yusko
  • Elizabeth Anne Zaltzman*
  • Lan Zhan
  • Crystal Zhang*
  • Katherine M. Zhang*
  • Nancy J. Zhang*
  • Selina Zhu*
  • Christopher Zou

 

* President's Education Award Recipient