NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Despite threatening skies and early drizzle, the 234-member North Plainfield Class of 2017 were able to walk across the stage and complete their high school careers during the annual commencement ceremony at  Krausche Field on Wednesday.

 

Yanqing Liang was named valedictorian of North Plainfield High School’s (NPHS) Class of 2017 and Kevin Andrade was named salutatorian.
 

As the students graduate, they show a variety of emotions - relief and happiness that the school year is over and Summer fun can begin, but  to some, the leaving is bittersweet because they are leaving for other destinations-other schools, other states.

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Warren Buffett once said, "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone  planted a tree a long time ago." 


The Class of 2017 can change the world.

The Class of 2017 is comprised of 234 students, and they are in alphabetical order with *National Honor Society:

Giancarlo Javier Acevedo, Eric Acosta-Castro, Johan Agudelo*, Itati Aguirre-Lopez, Raja Ali Ahmed, David E. Aldana-Lopez, Kywajn Alston, Andy Ernesto Amaya, Jenely Mailly Amaya, Carolina Andrade Collao, Kevin Andrade*, Kimberly Angulo Orozco, Aharonis K Asilis, Kevin Avalos-Padilla, Noe Ayala, Adrianna Baker*, Said I. Bakr, Daniela N. Barriga Cardenas*, Raimundo Barrios Cuevas, Katrina Marie Bavosa, Daniella R. Benitez, Elena Bermudez*, Steven Bernal, Lesterh Betancourt-Quintanilla, Rukiya Billups, Matthew Vincent Bordfeld, Vanessa Borja, Royer Alexis Brito-Eusebio*, Richard Brito-Toapanta, Duncan Brockway, Matthew Cabrera*, Richard K Cabrera, Erika Marisol Cahuana-Chisag, Dayana B Calderon, Victor Calderon Jr, Jason Carranza, Maria D. Carrasquillo, Kaitlyn Rose Carreras*, Rahim Carter, Joselynne Castellanos*, Jason Javier Chango, Ariadna I Chaves, Nicholas Cherasaro, Brendan Kyle Cheung*, Jacqueline Chic, Emely Gisselle Chicaiza, Thongchai Comsiri, Jared Ahmad Cook, Christopher Cooney, Dennis Cooper, Jessie Marie Corchado, Rodrigo Cornejo Medrano, Marquise Alexander Cotto, Mildre Floribelle Cruz Bueso, Issac J. Cuellar, Giselle Damacela, Aaron Damon, Zimirah Michelle Debarros, Yazmin Dejesus-Tepal, Ka-Ron S Dock*, Khalil Dock*, John Donatelli, Mikayla Shyanne Corazon Duncan, Husnanur Durmus, Fares Elkhouli*, Amina Elsais*, Dilinna K. Enwerekowe*, Roberto Escobar, Saray Nicole Escobar, Jonathan O. Espana, Brandon U. Espin-Barreros, Alonna Brielle Yvonne Flood, Casey Jailene Flores, Kevin Forrester, Nikita Forrester*, Aniyha L. Gaddis, Shirley Gamboa, Tiffany Garces, Damaris Garcia, Jhoanna Garcia, Luis Antonio Garcia, Ronaldo A Garcia, Sandra Garcia, Sindy M. Garcia, Carlos I. Garcia-Garces, James A. Gardner*, Nermeen Nady Girgis, Emerson Adrian Godinez, Joshua Golden, Karen Gordon*, Johnathan Anthony Graham, Rashad Malik Graham, Christina Janeth Guerra, Andy Guevara, Hector Guevara, Christopher Alexis Gutierrez, Sidney L. Hathaway, Stephanie Grace Havrilla, Jennifer Carolina Hercules Canales, Jeimy Hernandez Guido, Heather Hernandez, Karin Hernandez, Andy Ho, Jackelynne Huezo Menjivar, Le-Andra Yvette Hurtado, Le-Andrew Manuel Hurtado, Mina Samuel Ibrahim, Ersha Imtiaz, Antoine Izaguirre, Nyzir K Jeffries, J-L: Keshawn Jones, Synasia Jones, Terrence X Jones, Rosario Jordan Freire*, Artimus Dan Kinnon, Victoria Liz Kisling*, Jesse Tyler Knight, 1st, Sefa Kolubah*, Symone Rose Lane, Lauren Krystal Lattimore*, Yanqing Liang*, Kevin J. Lozada Villegas*, Justyn N. Mack, Alexander Jesus Marquez, Steffany Michelle Marroquin, Yeimy Yanira Marroquin Estrada, Faeon S. Martin, Brandon Isaiah Mcduffie*, Emily Mcgrath*, Christopher Medrano, Cristian Mejia, Jeremy Mejia-Flores, Estefany Jazmin Melara Marin, Amy Mendez, Steven Merrill, Bryant D. Miranda, Daniel Mitchell, Tyler Mixson, Zoya Mobeen, Joshua Mooney, Daniel Mora, Jason Moreno, Aminah Muhammad, Farrakh Adeel Naseer, Igor Abraham Navarrete, Kenny Navas*, Jason Okali, Kristen Ordonez, Valentina Orejarena, Aracely K .Pacheco, Laurina Michelle Palin-Thomas, Kevin A. Parra Olmedo, Jennifer Parreno, Derek Pastuna, Karolin Paulino, Ryan Oliveira Pego, Fredy Arturo Penaranda, Rishwati R. Persaud, Akenyon Pierre, Brian Pimentel, Daniela Plata, Aurelia Irene Polly*, Isaiah James Willie Pompey, Pablo Portillo, Kimberly Y. Portuguez-Martinez, Dylan Ramirez, Gabriel Alejandro Ramirez, Jocelynn Ruby Ramirez, Ingrid E Ramirez-Abarca, Andres Leonardo Ramos, Jocelyn Ramos, Mohammad Bilal Rana, Scott Reeves, Luhana Tais Retuerto, Elvis Antonio Reyes, Stephanie Lynnette Rezza-Pezzia, Harley Riccardi, Natalia Lodimer Rios, Lizet Rivera*, Brian I. Robinson, Michelle Rodriguez Berruecos, Cindy Rodriguez Espinoza, Jefferson Rodriguez Umanzor, Bianca Rodriguez, Nuvia A. Rodriguez, Oscar Romero Figueroa, Kyle Andrew Rosario, Meligine Ruiz,  Amaiana Sajjad*, Joseph Salguero, Jordan Samone Sample, Daniel Jared Sanchez Jr., Nadir K. Sanders, Sidney Sevilla Torres*, Mariah C. Silva, Mayra Elisabeth Silva, Hokeve L. Simpson, Kameron J. Slaughter, Mujeer N. Smith-Wilson, Sigrid A. Soto Rivas*, Lawrence R. Spinks, Ross Ayvann St Cerny*, Jonnelle Steward*, Kevin Tabares-Navia, Naomi Taylor, Roger Terry, Anastasia T. Thomas, William Thompson-Schwartz, Erik A Torres, Federico Toxqui Romero, Christina Truong*, Xavier Dante Underwood, Christopher Joel Urbano-Gomez, Dennise Valencia, Jeffry A Valverde, Jaylene Vasconez, Kimberly Vasquez, Jose Velarde Barrera, Emely K. Velastegui*, Mike Velastegui, Izaac J. Velez, Javier E. Velis-Amaya, Lauren Ventriglia, Mario Alejandro Vera Gomez, Andy Wagnac, Margaret Walsh, Zion E. Washington, Jeremiah Weaver, Kanira D. White, Christian Wieczorek, Kylah Amari Williams, David Wilson, Estefani Zavaleta