Huntington High School’s Class of 2018 will parade into Blue Devil Stadium in parallel columns on Friday at 6 p.m. for the school’s 157th commencement exercises. A crowd of about 2,000 is expected to attend.
The ceremony will include traditional addresses by valedictorian Aidan Forbes and salutatorian Sebastian Stamatatos along with Principal Brenden Cusack, Superintendent James W. Polansky and Huntington School Board President Thomas DiGiacomo.
Several seniors will take leading roles in the event. Alex LaBella will serve as master of ceremonies. Matthew Giamo, Aidan McCooey, Casey DiGiacomo, Jamie Spector and Lindsay Saginaw will introduce various classmates and officials prior to their addresses.
Class of 2018 faculty advisors Lauren Desiderio, Victoria Lombardi and Donna Nugent will announce the names of the graduates as they make their way to the stage. Huntington School Board members will present the seniors with their diplomas.
Class of 2018 President Charlotte Brosoff and Vice President Niamh Condon will announce the presentation of a gift to the high school early in the commencement program.
The Huntington High School band will perform processional and recessional selections along with the Alma Mater, which was arranged by Bill Baker.
Huntington chamber choir seniors will perform Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner,” which will be followed by the transferring of colors by Ms. Brosoff and Ms. Condon to juniors Dominick Stanley and Ashlyn Case.
Class of 2018 members will march into Blue Devil Stadium to Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance No. 1.” The new graduates will march off the field to Throne Room Music from “Star Wars.” Music teachers Brian Stellato and Jason Giachetti will conduct the band for the processional and recessional, respectively.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move indoors to the cavernous high school auditorium, which now features an air conditioning system.