Fishers Island School 2021 Commencement Ceremony

by Jane Ahrens

Class of 2021

Fishers Island School Field
June 25, 2021
5:00 pm

“Pomp and Circumstance”

Flag Salute
Ian Tirabassi, Class of 2021

Welcome Address
Arabella Hatfield, Class of 2021

Introduction of Commencement Speaker
Lilian Kane, Class of 2021

Dr. Christopher Ingram has been a resident of Fishers Island since 2011 where he serves as the island’s doctor through the Island Health Project. In addition to his Medical Doctorate from Columbia University, Dr. Ingram also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Williams College as well as a License in History from La Sorbonne, France. He also served in the US Navy from 1991 until 2001. Dr. Ingram has participated in a variety of medical fieldwork where he has provided medical care and relief throughout the world, including Thailand, the Philippines, Brazil, Iran, Somalia, Pakistan, and Kosovo.

Presentation of Class Gift
Margaux Walz, Class of 2021
New wall pads for the Gym

Conferring of Diplomas
Mr. Christian Arsenault, Superintendent/Principal
Mrs. Jamie Doucette, Board of Education President

Arabella Hatfield, Simmons University
Graduating with a Regents Diploma with
Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science
and a Seal of Biliteracy

Lilian Kane, University of Connecticut
Graduating with an Honors Regents Diploma with
Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science and Math
and a Seal of Biliteracy

William Stadler, State University of New York at Canton
Graduating with a Regents Diploma

Andersen Steele, Simmons University
Graduating with a Regents Diploma

Ian Tirabassi, State University of New York at Cobleskill
Graduating with a Regents Diploma with
Advanced Designation

Margaux Walz, College of Charleston
Graduating with a Regents Diploma with
Advanced Designation

Presentation of the Class of 2021
Mr. Christian Arsenault, Superintendent/Principal

Closing Address
Andersen Steele and William Stadler, Class of 2021

Alma Mater
Led by Chris Dollar

Above the roar of crashing breakers
Above the wild gull’s piercing cry,
We raise our youthful voices
As we praise Fishers Island High.
Hail to Alma Mater,
Guardian of the Light,

May your lamp of learning,
Burn forever bright.
Beaming truth to guide us,
Through the fog and fear.
Lead us ever onward
Alma Mater dear.

Lyrics by: Dorothy McLennan               Music by: Dorothy Chaplaski

Board of Education

Jamie Doucette, President
William Bloethe, Vice President
Matthew Edwards, Board Member
Robin Toldo, Board Member
Thomas Shillo, Board Member

A special “thank you” to the Fishers Island School faculty and staff
and the entire Fishers Island Community.

Click on any image to see a larger version or scroll through the gallery. Photo Credit: Jane T. Ahrens

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Class of 2021- College Acceptances

Agnes Scott College
American University
Bryn Mawr College
Champion College
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Dean College
Drexel University
Fisher College

Goucher College
Lincoln Memorial University
Maine Maritime Academy
Manhattan College
New York University
Plymouth State University
Sarah Lawrence University
Simmons University
SUNY Binghamton

SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Canton
SUNY New Palz
SUNY Geneseo
University of Connecticut
University of New Hampshire
University of Vermont
Western New England University

Featured Photo

Beach Rocks sun gaze, 12/10/20 Photo by Richard Breining

A Fishers Island Community Center Program and the accompanying Fog Horn eNewsletter serve as the communications resource for the Fishers Island community. The content – news, calendar, links and photos, milestones, ads, and more create a clear image of Fishers to those on and off the island.

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