MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School lauded the graduating class of 2017 on Thursday afternoon. Friends, family, and faculty filled the bleachers overlooking the football field to witness the life milestone. With max capacity quickly surpassed, many attendees watched the ceremony in the auditorium via an internet live stream.
Noah Brookhim, the Senior class president for all four years, addressed the graduating class of 2017. “We all have a blank check,” Brookhim said to his fellow seniors. “We can write anything on it that our heart desires. But only we can cash it.”
MHS principal Dr. William Miron presented the Sally S. deVeer Memorial Award during graduation, continuing the tradition which began in 1994. The award, whose namesake was a Millburn Board of Education member, acknowledges excellence in teaching and rotates between high school, middle school, and elementary school faculty. This year Mary Jane Reisler of Hartshorn Elementary was the honoree.
Dr. William Miron, MHS principal, and Dr. Christine Burton, Superintendent of Millburn Schools, formally certified and accepted the graduates before awarding of the diplomas.
During the processional, each graduate’s name was called out by one of the Senior class officers, including Brookhim, Vice President Ben Goodman, Secretary Emily Blumstein, and Treasurer Amy Nadel. After receiving their diploma graduates posed for photos with Dr. Burton, and Dr. Miron.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, caps flew high in the air and the celebration commenced. That evening, many graduates set sail on the senior class cruise to celebrate their achievement.