Fishers Island School celebrates the Class of 2022 at Graduation


Fishers Island Union Free School District
Commencement Ceremony
June 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

The Class of 2022 was honored and congratulated on Friday by the Fishers Island School community, family members, guests, and the Island came out to fill the Theater on a most beautiful June day.

The Seniors were celebrated by their peers and mentors, and each received awards for their academic, athletic, and community commitments.

Following the flag salute by seniors Lydia Doucette and Lane Wilson, and the Welcome Address by Micaiah Rutherford, Jackson Eastman introduced the Commencement Speaker.

Rebekah Maysles, Commencement Speaker

Rebekah Maysles is a New York City based artist. For the past four years, she has been the President of Maysles Films, Inc. where she has focused on preserving the archive, generating international and educational distribution deals, and special projects. Rebekah is currently on the board of the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem which is dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action. Rebekah and her family cherish their time on Fishers Island each season.

The tradition of the Senior Slideshow did not disappoint!

Conferring of Diplomas
Mr. Christian Arsenault, Superintendent/Principal with Mrs. Julie Arcelus, School Counselor

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Lydia Doucette
State University of New York Brockport
Graduating with a Regents Diploma

Jackson Eastman
Three Rivers Community College
Graduating with a Regents Diploma

Micaiah Rutherford
Delaware State University
Graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

Constance Toldo
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Graduating with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

Lane Wilson
Three Rivers Community College
Graduating with a Regents Diploma

Constance Toldo delivered the Closing Address adding personal notes to each of her classmates and their connection to each other.

FIS Class of 2022 Commencement Program

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Class of 2022 Scholarships and Recipients

Fishers Island Community Scholarship Fund to all 5 graduates
St. John’s Church and Presented by Mr. Harry Parker

The Edwin and Katherine Horning Award to Constance Toldo
Union Chapel and Presented by Mr. Tim Patterson
Achievement in Science and Community Service

Dr. William Gallaher Science Award to Micaiah Rutherford
Island Health Project and Presented by Ms. Diane Baker

Dr. Ralph K. Hoch Scholar Athlete Award to Constance Toldo
Island Health Project and Presented by Ms. Diane Baker
Achievement in athletics, academics, leadership and performance

Barrie Fiske Award to Lydia Doucette
Island Health Project and Presented by Mrs. Susie Parsons
For a graduating senior who has overcome challenges or obstacles to succeed

Mary Ski Community Service Award to Constance Toldo
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and Presented by Ms. Stephanie Hall
For Community Service

Chelsea Groton Bank to Micaiah Rutherford
Chelsea Groton Bank, based on academic merit and school and community involvement

Fishers Island Lemonade Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Constance Toldo
Presented by Bronya Shillo
FIL, for a motivated graduate interested in becoming a leader

2022 Series Scholarship for Academic Excellence to Jackson Eastman and Lydia Doucette
Presented by Ms. Julie Arcelus
This award honors the top 2 graduating seniors (who are NY residents) with the highest weighted average of Regents Exam scores. (Can be used at a SUNY/CUNY school)

2022 Series Scholarship for Acad. ExTriple C Award to Lane Wilson
Presented by Ms. Julie Arcelus
Triple C Award (State Attorney General’s Office)- a student who has shown Character, Courage, and Commitment

State Comptroller’s Award to Constance Toldo
Presented by Ms. Julie Arcelus
To a student who has excelled academically and has shown leadership by volunteering to serve their school or community

FI School Teachers Assoc. Scholarships to all 5 graduates
FITA and Presented by Mrs. Carrie Sawyer
Students can apply for Academic Scholarship, School and Community Service, or Career Builder awards

SCOPE Scholarship to Lydia Doucette
Presented by Mr. Christian Arsenault
SCOPE is a non-profit on Long Island. The Scope award is chosen by the school Superintendent and awarded to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the school’s mission. The graduate has utilized the school’s unique resources and programs to help determine their post-secondary plans and has a desire to use their acquired skills to give back to our island community.

*Constance Toldo received a 4 year Naval ROTC (Marine Option) Scholarship at the Citadel

Fishers Island School
Board of Education

Jamie Doucette, President
William Bloethe, Vice President
Matthew Edwards, Member
Catherine Edwards, Member
Amy Harris, Member

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

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