SOMERSET, NJ - Rutgers Preparatory School celebrated its class of 2020 with a drive-in movie-style graduation at the Ukrainian Center Sunday evening. 

“Our regularly scheduled 254th commencement was originally set for Sunday, June 7th and we do not want to let our seniors down,” Dr. Steven Loy Headmaster at Rutgers Prep said prior to the commencement. "We are recognizing the Class of 2020 with a Drive-In Movie style Graduation."

Seniors and their families arrived in decorated cars and were greeted by security personnel equipped with PPE to ensure social distancing rules were adhered to. 

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Attendees viewed a pre-recorded commencement ceremony complete with a video presentation of speeches, awards, and the presentation of diplomas by Dr. Joseph Chodl.

The commencement included a traditional speech by Senior Class Speaker Gurnoor Virdi, he had been selected by the senior class. Senior Nolan Patel presented the senior class gift and Tylan Porterfield presented the Class of 1970 Award. 


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The class of 2020 is expected to get together during the summer to continue celebrating their milestone. 

“In this way we acknowledge the graduates on their Commencement Day, and we expect to follow up with additional celebrations on campus in the weeks to follow that recognize and celebrate the Class of 2020,” Loy said.

Congratulations to the 107 graduates:

Sarah Abraham

Selena Adrianzen

Jaitsiri Ahluwalia

Amanda Aloia

Amrin Ashraf

Uma Balasubramanian

Yifan Bao

Nicholas Barreiro

Eesha Bhaskar

Daria Bresnick

Dylan Brown

Alejandro Calvo

Pascal Cekic

Ruisi Chen

Julia Chorun

Connor Cohen

Joseph Coviello

Jessica DeFort

Gianna DeLorenzo

Avanti Drain

Bryce Dupree

Carla Evans

Julia Favis

Dominick Fiorello

Edgar Ford

Matthew Foxworth

Nicolas Galette

Christopher Gersbeck

Saayom Ghosh

Elizabeth Gilfeather

Thalia Grandinetti

Catherine Harbour

Noor Hasan

Zhengzhe He

Christian Henry

Vaughn Hernandez

Pavithra Jalagar

Sahib Kaila

Hannah Kaplan

Ivana Karcelova

Krish Kohli

Micaela Kraker

Shannon Kurtz

Yuanpeng Li

Yueran Li

Jiacheng Lin

Emma Littman

Aidan Loh

Lanzaofei Lou

Jasmine Lyles

Molly Lynch

Ashley McKnight

Eloise Meek

James Meek

Esha Mehta

Qingshi Meng

Macey Mento

Olivia Mullins

Charmaine Murray

Avni Nangia

Aniket Nedunuri

Julia Nilsen

Nikhith Nookala

Kyle O'Hara

Temisan Omabegho

Shreya Palwayi

Ojas Parmar

Jahnavi Patel

Jay Patel

Nolan Patel - Presented Senior Class Gift

Vijay Patel

Sraavya Penumudi

Justin Phillips

Tylan Porterfield - Presented Class of 1970 Award

Jinghan Qiu

Ethan Rednor

Lauryn Repollet

Matthew Romage

Julia Saks

Aidan San Filippo

Emma San Filippo

Rahul Sankaralingam

Jesse Schafer

Andre Scheflen

Rishie Seshadri

Anjali Shah

Param Shah

Ira Sharma

Kyle Sieb

Harinder Singh

Jaiden Smith

Parth Thakkar

Quinn Touhey

Esha Trivedi

Matthew Van Burik

Aarthi Venkata

Gurnoor Virdi - Senior Class Speaker

Nia Walker

Jiahong Wang

Taylor Williams

Zhaoyi Xiang

Xintong  Xu

Sarisha Yadav

Ruotong Yin

Qingxin Zheng

Joseph Ziets

Jonathan Zullo

Graduation highlights:

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