BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than 700 eighth graders celebrated their graduation from Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School at the annual graduation ceremony Wednesday evening.

Student speaker Kyle Kuo read an original poem to the graduates about remembering how they all began when they entered the school in seventh grade, and holding memories of all the good times over the past two years.

Isabella Panico provided the second student speech when she encouraged students to "Pay it Forward."

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Graduates this year were:

  • Taha Abbas*
  • George Adutwum
  • Shruti Agarwal*
  • Gustavo Aguilar
  • Hanna Ahmed*
  • Ruhi Ajinkya*
  • Ashwin Ajit*
  • Anupan Akshita
  • Arya R. Alla*
  • Courtney Allen
  • Lauren Almeida*
  • Valentina Altman*
  • Michael Francis Altobelli
  • Alisa Altynbaeva
  • Rima Amin*
  • Vijaysanjana Anand*
  • Nicole Angrisani
  • Andres Felipe Arevalo-Mojica
  • Jean Paul Argemil
  • Levon Ariyan
  • Louis Arone
  • Darthy Arputharaj
  • Vincent Artuso
  • Akhil Arularasu*
  • Ananya Arvind
  • Martina Atanasov
  • Phoebe Mae Canuel Atienza
  • Rohan Avula*
  • Akshat Awasthi
  • Tunmise O. Awolowo
  • Patricia Aylward
  • Angelina Bach
  • Jaden Alexander Bachmann
  • Jillian D. Baez
  • Jordan Baker*
  • Preeth Bobby Bal
  • Sushrut Balakrishna*
  • John Matthew M. Baluyut
  • Shishir Bandi*
  • Zaara N. Bandukda
  • Francesca Barbiero
  • Maylea Alanis Barranco
  • Ashley W. Barron
  • Aidan Barry
  • Brian Bartley*
  • Victoria J. Bartolotto
  • Amanda Bast
  • Crissa Battafarano
  • Kiley Baxter*
  • Jordan Beauchene
  • Halle Beczynski
  • Felix G. Belanovsky
  • Andrea Benitez
  • Kenneth Benson
  • Aaron Berry
  • Alyssa Bhacka
  • Samantha Bhacka
  • Rachelle Bianciella*
  • Matthew Roy Bilia
  • Alexandra Birioukova
  • Morgan Bischoff
  • Madison J. Bishop*
  • Grant M. Bixon
  • Joshua J. Black
  • Xavier Blake
  • Jacob Blane
  • Ryan Bloom
  • Angela Bojtos
  • Valery Bolanos
  • Jack R. Bolka
  • Amanda Faith Bonastia
  • Carlos Bonifaz
  • Ivan Borisoc
  • Sabrina C. Brady
  • Christian Robert Branna
  • Matthew Brauchle
  • Dale H. Brochinsky
  • Nicholas K. Bryant
  • Anoushka M. Buddhikot*
  • Peyton Bugal*
  • James A. Bugianesi
  • Victoria Bugianesi
  • Bianca Rose Burke
  • Nestor Cabrera
  • Victoria I. Cabrera
  • Gabriel Nathan C. Cadatal
  • Kyle Marcus C. Cadatal
  • Ryan Cahill*
  • Charlene Cai*
  • David Santiago Caicedo G.
  • Joseph A. Callari*
  • Mahika Calyanakoti*
  • Ella Camisa
  • Aisling Therese Canavan
  • Donald E. Caola
  • Dylan Capan*
  • Randy Jesus Carranza-Ledezma
  • Michael Colin Carrete
  • Joseph Carroll
  • Christopher Carrube
  • Ayla Carthy
  • Adrianna M. Caruso*
  • Alyssa A. Carvalho
  • Angeliana L. Castillo
  • Kaine Andrew S. Castro
  • Christopher Castro Alpizar
  • Jeremy Castro-Sandi
  • Diego A. Catalan
  • Montana A. Catalan
  • Madeline A. Cella *
  • Arnav Chaku
  • Susie Champakara*
  • Joseph L. Chan
  • Sydney L. Chandler
  • Briana Z. Chang
  • Nabiya Chaudhry*
  • Alejandro Chavez
  • Aaron Chen*
  • Alex Chen*
  • Jacob R. Chen
  • Vishnu Chennapragada
  • Jeffrey S. Choi*
  • Gianna N. Choto
  • Natalie Cicale*
  • Emily Claire Cichocki
  • Sofia I. Cintron
  • Luke Cirianni
  • Ryleigh Clarkson
  • Erin N. Collins
  • Mathew Colon
  • Alexa Confalone
  • Emily Conklin*
  • Andrew C. Conover
  • Ryan Joseph Cooke
  • Samantha Cooney
  • Lainey Cooper
  • Catherine T. Cordero*
  • Sophia K. Cornet
  • Nickolas Corra
  • Dylan Jay Corsi*
  • Emily Anne Cosenza
  • Logan Cowperthwaite
  • Kyle W. Crimmins
  • Enzo Thor Cristantiello*
  • Erica Cruz-Wesley
  • Michael Cuzzola
  • Jacob Dagostino
  • Allison Danneberger
  • Meredith Dansak
  • Suraj Dasari
  • Marco DaSilva
  • Corey Montrias Davis
  • Julia K. Davis
  • Nicholas J. DeFalco
  • Samuel J. DeJesus
  • Anne-Ria C. Dela Cruz
  • Jaime Dela Cuesta*
  • Nicolas DeLauro
  • Hannah D'Elia*
  • Kate Summer Delmonico*
  • Yuray Demcak*
  • Gabrielle F. DeSouza*
  • Jessica Diamond
  • Nicole Diamond*
  • Victoria A. Diaz*
  • Xavier Diaz-Sun
  • Emma Dickinson
  • Samantha Jordan DiEsso
  • Puja Dinesh
  • Julian DiRado
  • ​​​​​​​Olivia DiRado
  • Vakhtang Dolenjashvili
  • Sephanie Donatelli
  • Jonny Donato*
  • Joshua Doyle
  • Ethan Drew
  • Connor Driscoll
  • Ryan Driscoll
  • Peter Duchesneau*
  • Varun Duvvur*
  • Sujay Edavalapati*
  • Sammy El Hadidi
  • Abdelrahman A. Elsaba
  • Aaron Fan
  • Kelly Farnon
  • Michael Fattore
  • Logan Parker Feeney
  • Meg Felder
  • Kaitlyn Ferrari
  • Gina Festa
  • Luke Filep
  • ​​​​​​​Ella Fine*
  • John Fine
  • Sean Salvatore Fischer
  • Rachel Joan Floden
  • Rylie Ann Foley
  • Matthew Frank*
  • Sean Freeman
  • Samuel Fromberg*
  • Andrew Gaffney*
  • Nitya R. Gali*
  • Camila Galindo
  • Anushka A. Gandhi*
  • Jeeya V. Gandhi
  • Roxanna Galdolfe
  • ​​​​​​​Ridhi Gannamaneni*
  • David Garcia Firaldo
  • Natalia Garcia Tapia
  • Jason Garnett
  • Tyler Garubba
  • Gabrielle Catherine Gaughan
  • Nina Gentile
  • Iacovos Georgiou
  • ​​​​​​​Chris Geremia
  • Trina Ghosh
  • Niah Gibbs
  • Sierra Giovanni*
  • Julianna Renee Glicklich
  • Julia Gobbo
  • Zach Gobbo
  • Morgan Golcher
  • Evan Goldberg
  • Sydney Goldberg*
  • Leah C. Gomez
  • Bella M. Gonzalez
  • Keyariah Essence Gonzalez*
  • Shazneen Gotla
  • Jake Armstrong Gradley
  • Byron A. Grande Kegel
  • Jessica Grace Guan*
  • Brandon T. Guardado
  • Rohith Gudati*
  • Shalinka Gunatilaka*
  • Angeline Y. Guo
  • Atsi Gupta*
  • Urvika Gupta*
  • Jayden James Hacker
  • Ashley Anne Hall*
  • Matthew Halpin*
  • Mary Hands
  • Armira K. Hansch*
  • Kairon Joseph Hansen*
  • Ryan Harper
  • Eleora Harris*
  • Priscilla He*
  • Aaron Henderson*
  • Nathaniel Henry*
  • Brigitte Hermoza
  • Andre S. Hernandez Gonzalez
  • Katherine Higgins
  • Riley Hnasko
  • Dean Hoffmann
  • Colin James Hoffmeister
  • Kayla A. Holguin
  • Kyle Holmes*
  • Jordan Isaiah Honis
  • Anthony Horowitz*
  • Jenna Horowitz*
  • Katie Horton
  • Morgan Houchin
  • Madison Howell*
  • Eric Hu
  • Tyler Huang*
  • Jillian Hughes
  • Irene Hwang
  • Triniti Ibarra
  • Bethany In*
  • Bryona M. Inglis*
  • Siddharth Iyer*
  • Melvin Jabamani
  • Shreya Jadhav*
  • Pravar Jain
  • Raaghav Jain*
  • Cierra Valentina Jakubowski*
  • Osaed Jan
  • Oliwia Janczak*
  • Nicholas Jankowski
  • Emily R. Jaskiewicz*
  • Prakash Javadala
  • Rithika M. Jayaprakash*
  • Johnathan Jen
  • Brett Anthony Jeremiah
  • Elizabeth S. Johnstone
  • Noah Jones
  • Amogh Jupalli*
  • Kenneth Jusay
  • Grace Kaczanowski
  • Pragadeshwar Kalantheeswaran*
  • Lizi Karelidze
  • Ian Matthew Katz*
  • Sonia Kaur*
  • Arjun Khanna*
  • Emily Kirkpatrick
  • Phoebe Kirsh
  • Kristyn Danielle Klemm
  • Caroline Knapp
  • Evan Knowles
  • Trent W. Koller
  • Sean Komorowski
  • Kimberlyn Konen*
  • Jimmy F. Kong
  • Alexander C. Korsun*
  • Anvitha Kosanam*
  • Anna A. Kotelnikov*
  • Stephanie Kowaleski*
  • Nikki Kozlowski
  • Joshua Jordan Kraus*
  • Grayson Wyatt Krull
  • Kyle Kuo*
  • Brady Kevin Kurdyla
  • Marco Phillip Langon
  • Hayden matthew Lanum
  • Elias Daniel Larramendia
  • Grace Ann Larsen
  • Jake Laughlin*
  • Luke Laughlin
  • Parker Lawton*
  • David J. Lee*
  • Emma Lee*
  • Jinshik Lee*
  • Allison Lehberger
  • Grace E. Lehman*
  • Gianna Lentini
  • Eden E. Levi
  • Aurora Grace Levitt*
  • Travis Michael Levitt
  • Joana Lewis
  • Kevin Li*
  • Ahaan Limaye
  • Eric Lin*
  • Michelle Lin*
  • Melody Liu*
  • Jonathan R. Locker
  • Molly Long*
  • Aileen Lopez
  • Ethan Lopez
  • Brynner R. Lopez-Moscoso
  • Joseph Losito
  • Daniel Loza
  • ​​​​​​​Emily Lu*
  • Claribel Lucero Carino
  • Ryan Luis*
  • Michael Lyne
  • Caroline Macchiarola
  • Hunter E. MacLeod
  • Rohit Madikonda
  • Allison Madrigal
  • Angelina Madrigal Tsardoulias
  • Cristina Maffei
  • Liam Maguire
  • Isha Mahindrakar*
  • Chelsea Maldonado
  • Josselyn Maria Malespin
  • Vatsal Malkari
  • Therese Manego*
  • Demaris Rylynn Mangini
  • Lea Manna
  • Megha Manthripragada*
  • Analisa Marago
  • Matthew Marcella
  • Maya Marhaba
  • Darius Marian
  • Betsy Marioni
  • Lucas Theodore Markovitch
  • Mia Jessica Marmolejos
  • ​​​​​​​BJ Martin
  • Ashley Martinho
  • Isabella O. Maryland
  • Nasir A. Maryland
  • Lucas Josef Maslo
  • Justin Mastrogiacomo
  • Aarav Mathur
  • Henry May
  • Matthew Mayer
  • Walter McAloon Jr.
  • Matthew McBurney
  • Alicia Eve McCann
  • Margot G. McCann*
  • Maura McCleod
  • Rachel McDonald*
  • Tessa A. McDonald
  • Morgan McGarry
  • Matthew McGrath
  • Vano Mchedlishvili
  • Madison McKay*
  • Victoria Medina
  • Alexandra Rose Medlin
  • Emily Meldrum
  • William Mente
  • Matthew Messing
  • Isabelle Miller
  • Tessa Minich*
  • Hunter Collin Miranda
  • Andrew Patrick Mirra
  • Arya Mishra
  • Luca Misko
  • Miles Misyan*
  • Gia Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Alexia June Mitchko*
  • Jonathan Mock
  • Mari Modebadze
  • Samyuktha Mohan*
  • Boris Monchy
  • Abhinav Monga
  • Zachary Montoya*
  • Grayson J. Moore*
  • Evan Daniel Morales Marino
  • Charles Morehead
  • Annie Moreno
  • Eduardo A. Morize
  • Tori Munczinski
  • Justin Murillo
  • John T. Murray III*
  • Aneesh Nagalkar*
  • Vismitha Naik
  • Cathlin Naughton*
  • Jasmine Naylor*
  • Karley Newsome
  • Itzel Emily Nila
  • Courtney Norton*
  • Anika E. Nowakowski
  • Ella Rose Nussman
  • Kayla Ojeda
  • Jamie Sienna Messineo Oliver*
  • Thomas Ollis
  • Danielle Orecchio
  • Stephany Orozco
  • Jonathan Ortega
  • Veronica Alexandra Ortiz
  • Carissa Orts
  • Emma Osborn*
  • Samantha Marie Osborne*
  • Victor Manuel Oscar
  • Timothy O'Shea
  • Carolina Osses
  • Rachel Ou*
  • Maggie Grace Ousouljoglou
  • Nicholas Pacifico
  • Victoria Caterina Pagnetti
  • Dominic J. Pagnotta
  • Augustina Paiz
  • Aryan Pal*
  • Shelby Lynn Pallatta
  • ​​​​​​​Anuraag Pandhi*
  • Amaey Pandit*
  • Simarjit Panesar
  • Isabella Sophie Panico*
  • Natalie Papic*
  • Katrina Papierman
  • Nina Pardo
  • Aesha Parekh
  • Devi Parekh
  • Ronak Parekh
  • Shlok Parekh
  • Ryan James Parker
  • Sofia Pasqua*
  • Dev Mosam Patel
  • Diya S. Patel
  • Jaisal H. Patel*
  • Krish patel*
  • Malay Patel*
  • Rishi Patel
  • Sarina Patel*
  •  Siya Patel
  • Neil Pathare
  • Julianna Patrick
  • Mia Pellettiere
  • ​​​​​​​Hillary E. Pena-Bareiro
  • Goncalo M. Pereira
  • Jomar D. Perez
  • Matthew Pericone
  • Jake L. Perry
  • Adam David Peru
  • Analie Phan*
  • William Phan
  • Jaziya A. Pierresaint
  • Kerry Pierro
  • Elsie Pierron
  • Alexander N. Pimentel
  • ​​​​​​​Grace E. Pinchinson
  • James A. Pinter
  • Katelyn Elizabeth Plank
  • Marcus B. Polanco
  • Nikiforos Pothos
  • Ronald E. Powser Jr.
  • Bhuvanesh Prabakar*
  • Kishan Srinivasan Prabhu Bala
  • Anupam Pradeep*
  • Abishek Prakash
  • Kevin S. Proano Molina
  • Sangeetha Punnam*
  • Shawn Pushpala
  • Nicholas Tyler Quinones
  • ​​​​​​​Matthew Quispe*
  • Fernanda Quispe Palomino
  • Aaron Raffloer
  • Keshav K. Raghavan
  • Matthew Raghunath
  • Ryan Raia
  • Kevin Stevenson Raj*
  • Bryant Ramirez
  • Christopher Steven Ramirez
  • Joseph Ramirez
  • Rahul Rathnam*
  • Brianna Raub
  • Stanley Raub
  • Sanjit Ravichandran*
  • Vivian Ravines
  • Reilly Rawls*
  • Christopher Ray*
  • Conor Regan*
  • Zakaria Rehman
    Jayden J. T. Reilly
  • Lena Reilly*
  • Andy Ren*
  • Breanna Rose Reynolds
  • Britney Ribeiro
  • Garrett Ricciardi
  • Vanessa Ricco
  • Kevin Rincon Martinez
  • COlin Robinson
  • Veronica Michelle Rodnyanskiy
  • Thamara M. Rodriguez Rivera
  • Alison N. Rodriguez Sibaja
  • Emma Roethke
  • Madeline R. Rogers
  • Neo Jesi Romano
  • Jocelyn Marie Romero
  • Erick G. Rosabal
  • Julia Grace Rosander*
  • Gregory Rosati*
  • Mason Thomas Rose
  • Jason Rosenberg
  • Ryan James Ross*
  • Jacob Edward Rubin*
  • Joseph Rueda
  • Gabrielle Lilly Ruhnke
  • Aidan Ruiz*
  • Nadia Ruiz
  • Aidan Rumain
  • Ralph C. Runyan IV
  • Sophie R. Ruta
  • Kate Rutigliano*
  • Samantha Sager
  • Karishma Sahdev
  • Riddhi Sahni*
  • Matthew Joseph Salinger
  • Gabriel Andrew Santiago
  • Tayshaun Vincent Santirocco
  • Nicasia Santos
  • Micaela Santos*
  • Rucha A. Sathe*
  • Deepthi Sathyanarayana*
  • Dante Savini
  • Shrihit Saxena*
  • Madison Schallenberger
  • Liana Janelle Schilling
  • Maximus Blaise Schilling
  • Nicole Schmitt
  • Sarah Kate Schneider
  • Max Schneiderman
  • Joshua David Schram*
  • Evan Schultes
  • Christian Schulz
  • Lucy Madeline Schwartz*
  • Branin Schweizer
  • Alyssa Scolarice
  • Garrett Seibert
  • Asher Selsberg
  • Samuel Lev Selsberg
  • Ishana S. Senthil*
  • Julia Senzon*
  • Joseph Settembrino
  • John Sevell
  • Aarsha Shah*
  • Aiden Shalaby
  • Shambhu Shankar
  • Shreya Shankar*
  • Jared Shapiro
  • Siddhant Sharma*
  • Jillian Renee Shaughnessy
  • Joshua Shen*
  • Alex B. Shin
  • Rachel Shuster*
  • Riley Sibilia*
  • Simao Alexandre Braz Silvestre*
  • Parth Singh*
  • Sanjana M. Singh
  • Adithya Sivakumar 
  • Matthew Skorny
  • ​​​​​​​Mariia Slivar
  • John Slye*
  • Allie Smith*
  • Mercedes Lee A. Smith
  • Natalie Sodowich
  • Elena Sofia Solis
  • Alexander Song*
  • Emmy Sothman
  • Aashitha Srinivas
  • Aanya Srinivasan*
  • Erica E. Stahl
  • Hannah Stetson
  • Reilly Stevens
  • Robert Strano
  • Samantha Strickland*
  • Navin B. Subramanian
  • Lauren Holly Sullivan*
  • Carolyn J. Sultzbaugh*
  • Nandakishor Suresh
  • Quincy C. Swan
  • Liliana Swierad
  • Daniel Szeto
  • Emily Szopa*
  • Catherine Marie Tan
  • Kristine Mae Tan
  • Joshua A. Taveras
  • Alexis Taylor
  • Brooke Olivia Taylor
  • Dylan Taylor
  • Jessenia Teles Vega
  • Jeffrey Ternay
  • William Geoffroy Terranova
  • Luke V. Tesoriero
  • Shyam Thayi
  • Smrithi Thiyagarajan
  • Joseph D. Thomas
  • Ritika Thomas*
  • Haley A Thompson
  • Melanie Thoms
  • Alexander Tice
  • Jessica Timko*
  • Leo Timmermann
  • Gianna Tindall*
  • Jude Tiner
  • Raquel Toribio
  • Hugo Toribio Jr.
  • Kelly Tran
  • Amanda Traska*
  • Anushka Trivedi*
  • Sumay C. Trivedi*
  • Kate Trotta
  • Diego F. Trujillo Cabrera
  • Thomas J. Turchan
  • Matthew Regan Tusim
  • Vrithik Umapathy*
  • Ayesha Ur-Rehman*
  • Isabella Utset*
  • Renee M. Van Loggerenberg*
  • Ivan VanderVeer
  • Andrea Vargas Galdos
  • Tayra Vazquez
  • Alana F. Vega
  • Daniella Vega
  • Diana Velastegui
  • Ismael A. Velez
  • Joaquin Carlos Veliz
  • Ava Venuto*
  • Anisha Verma*
  • Keerthan Vijayavel
  • Ryan Villalba
  • Raquel Vitelli
  • Marissa l. Voorhees
  • Rutvi Vora*
  • Tanvi Vora
  • Dustin Vu
  • Tyler Vu
  • Sarah Walker*
  • Anna Catherine Walsh
  • Jeffrey Wang*
  • Jessica Ward
  • Matthew Warzeniak
  • Luke Michael Wasko
  • Meah C. Weiland
  • Jack Welgos
  • Isabelle Rose Wendland
  • ​​​​​​​Keith Daniel Wessel
  • Zachary R. Wierzbinsky
  • Aidan C. Wicox
  • Taylor Rachelle Williams
  • Julia Winchock
  • Lillyan Abigail Wojcik
  • Erica L. Wojnar
  • Fallon Wolff
  • Camille Wong*
  • Amy Y. Wu*
  • Eric M. Xie*
  • Kelly H. Xu*
  • Rena Xu*
  • Roland Yang*
  • Emily Yap*
  • Katrina Yates
  • Jack Yessman
  • Eunwoo Yi
  • Lauren T. Yiu*
  • Catherine Yu*
  • Daniel Hamming Yu*
  • Aria Zachary
  • Anderson Zamora
  • Andrey Zamora
  • Luis R. Zamudio
  • Kaitlyn Zayle
  • ​​​​​​​Elijah Zeak
  • Levi Zeng*
  • Amy Zhang*
  • Richard Zhang*
  • Grace Zhou*
  • Jeffrey William Zhou
  • Ashley K. Kanna Zielaznicki*
  • Gregory S. Zimmerman
  • Justin Ziss
  • Eric Zou*
  • Kiana Zumbado
  • Tarah Zuniga

​​​​​​​*President's Education Award Recipient