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Somers HS Honors Class Of 2016 At 75th Commencement

An excited Somers High School 2016 graduate heads to her commencement.
An excited Somers High School 2016 graduate heads to her commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A long line of Somers High School graduates marches toward the 2016 commencement.
A long line of Somers High School graduates marches toward the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Somers school officials lead a long line of graduates to the 2016 commencement.
Somers school officials lead a long line of graduates to the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
An excited Somers High School 2016 graduate heads to her commencement.
An excited Somers High School 2016 graduate heads to her commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Several of Somers High School's 2016 graduates chose to decorate their mortarboards.
Several of Somers High School's 2016 graduates chose to decorate their mortarboards. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Somers High School 2016 graduates march to their commencement.
Somers High School 2016 graduates march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Several of Somers High School's 2016 graduates chose to decorate their mortarboards.
Several of Somers High School's 2016 graduates chose to decorate their mortarboards. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A massive tent on the Primrose Elementary School field serves as the venue for Somers High School's 2016 commencement.
A massive tent on the Primrose Elementary School field serves as the venue for Somers High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A packed crowd attends Somers High School's 2016 commencement.
A packed crowd attends Somers High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Somers High School Principal Mark Bayer speaks at the school's 2016 commencement.
Somers High School Principal Mark Bayer speaks at the school's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Somers High School's newly minted graduates attend the 2016 commencement.
Somers High School's newly minted graduates attend the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Somers High School's newly minted graduates attend the 2016 commencement.
Somers High School's newly minted graduates attend the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Julia Claire O'Sullivan, senior class vice president, directs the pledge of allegiance at Somers High School's 2016 commencement.
Julia Claire O'Sullivan, senior class vice president, directs the pledge of allegiance at Somers High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Left to right: Somers Superintendent Raymond Blanch and school board President Sarena Meyer are among school district officials at the 2016 commencement
Left to right: Somers Superintendent Raymond Blanch and school board President Sarena Meyer are among school district officials at the 2016 commencement Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somers High School bid farewell to its Class of 2016 on a sunny Tuesday. The event was the school's 75th-annual commencement, a milestone in Tusker history.

The commencement took place on the field of Primrose Elementary School, which is adjacent to the high school campus.

High School Principal Mark Bayer noted the symbolism in location of the event, as Primrose was a place where many graduates first became Somers students.

“We could not have asked for a more beautiful setting and a more poignant location for our graduation than on the field of the very place where many of our students began their careers in the Somers Central School District.”

Bayer added that a new tradition was started this year, where graduates did a rehearsal march through the halls of Primrose. Current elementary students watched and cheered their older counterparts, Bayer noted.

Siya Chauhan was selected as the 2016 valedictorian, while Maya Rebekah Berfinger was named as this year's salutatorian.

Photos of the commencement are attached to this article.

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