On Wednesday, June 26th, Lavelle Prep joined New Ventures for a joint graduation ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn.
After a seven-year tenure with Lavelle Prep, 42 seniors proudly took the stage to be presented with their diplomas, as Principal Zilinski and Valedictorian Abdul Bankole shared heartwarming sentiments and nostalgia.
“The majority of us here today have been with each other since the sixth grade and now through all the hard work we have done in the last seven years we are here, graduating together,” said Bankole.
Zilinski, having a humorous exchange with the students in which they thanked their families and teachers for a myriad of experiences, said, “Should you ever get to the point that you can’t ‘figure it out’, all those who you just thanked will be there to help you out.”
Boasting a 100% graduation rate, 39 seniors are headed off to college in the fall, with two students proudly joining the military and one eagerly beginning a trade apprenticeship.
We are so proud of our graduating class. It’s been a wonderful seven years watching you grow and mature, and we wish you all the best!
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Abdul B. Bankole, Alexander Vazquez, Alexandra Fuca, Alexes Mendez , Alyssa Murphy, Angela Chavez, Anmarie Maguire, Brian Vielma, Bryan Mendoza, Courtney Lemkin, Dana Fenton , Darren J. Brady, David Ruiz, Dean J. Gutic, Demitri Thomas, Desmen Saldeen, Donald Barranco , Elijah Estimada, Felicity S. Acosta, Giovani Hernandez, Howi K. Morales, Isaiah Vazquez , Johnathan Moreno, Jordan Amill, Joshua Lugo, Kaitlin Lanzo, Kaitlyn Cornacchio, Kayla Holley, Kayree Ayala, Koumba Sangare, Lawson Ryan, Michael Corona, Mohammad B Shafi, Nathalle Ocasio, Peter Diaz, Raymond Ortiz, Roy Escobar, Sahid Koroma, Shyton Holder, Sophia Trujillo, Tyler Toribio, Waheim Roebuck, Xavier Vega