PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Public Schools Summer Class of 2017 graduated on Friday, Aug. 11th during a ceremony held at Plainfield High School.

“The students in the Summer School program had to complete coursework and a portfolio that was approved by the NJ Department of Education under the Core Standards,” said Kevin Stansbury, Director of the Summer Program.

The students received accolades from school administrators, among them Dr. Gary Bowen, Interim Director of Human Resources, who encouraged the students to “always work hard; and Emily Morgan, President of the BOE, who said to the students, "Think big, beyond this building, beyond this city, because when you shoot for moon you will certainly reach a star."  

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Also in attendance were Lynn Anderson, Member of the BOE; Elizabeth McIntosh, Educator; and Denise Shipman, Interim Director of Guidance for Plainfield Public Schools.

The following students are the members of the graduating Class of the Summer of 2017 (by last name first):

  • Antonio, Garcia Jose
  • Arias Galvez, Sandra
  • Boyd, Torin
  • Chach Mateo, Juan
  • Chipantiza, Alan
  • Evelyn, Deandre
  • Figueroa, Gabriel
  • Frye, Samuel
  • Hernandez, Giovanni
  • Jackson, Quan’Ajah
  • Jones, Caleb
  • Lizano, Jennifer
  • Maldonaldo, Manuel
  • Mejia-Hernandez, Katherine
  • Morrison, Zion
  • Orobio, Didier
  • Pablo Cruz, Wilfredo
  • Smith, Bahirah
  • Tuck, Ronald

For more information, please call Gloria Montealegre, 908-731-4333 or email<>