Decision Day Celebration for FI School’s Class of 2019

by Jane Ahrens
Standing are Principal Christian Arsenault, Counselor Julie Arcelus, and Superintendent Karen Goodwin with the seniors as they announce their decisions.

It’s that time of year again…the Fishers Island School seniors have made their choices and it is time for celebrations to begin.

School Counselor Julie Arcelus planned an all-school reception for the seniors, complete with Viking cupcakes, on Wednesday, May 22 to recognized the plans (such as college, career training, military service or employment) that each senior has made for life after high school.

Each senior was called up to share their plans for next year and be recognized for their hard work and many achievements. They were also given a pennant or gift from their new school or career. Julie also took a moment to recognize the incredible support these students have received throughout their time at FIS from the entire faculty and staff. And, Principal Christian Arsenault also thanked Julie for all her support and advice for the students and their parents as they made their way through the decision-making process. Everyone is looking forward to following their future successes! (Photos by Jane Ahrens)

Isabella Basile
Stonington, CT
College and Major: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY; Theatre Studies
Years at FIS: 4 years
Plans for the future: Whatever is meant to be will happen

Nicolas Hall
Fishers Island, NY
College and Major: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Oceanography
Years at FIS: 9 years
Plans for future: Unsure, but something related to the environment.

Nicholas Oickle
Groton, CT
College and Major: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Math
Years at FIS: 5 years
Plans for future: Military service (for at least 8 years) and employment

Gabriel Sparen
New London, CT
School and Major: Lincoln Culinary Institute, Shelton, CT; Culinary Arts Training
Years at FIS: 6
Plans for future: Opening my own restaurant with the help of my family

Click any photo for a larger version or to scroll through. (Photos by Jane Ahrens)

Save the Date: The Class of 2019 will graduate at Commencement on Friday, June 21. Check the calendar for details. All are welcome.

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