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P.C. grads back on the field to kick off the future with pride
July 1, 2021 at 4:13 a.m.
Port Chester High School graduate Steven Marte hugs one of his classmates after their commencement ceremony on Friday, June 25, telling her how proud he is to be standing by her side and repeatedly reminding her this moment is real; they made it.
With a fist pump to the air, Genesis Ochoa cannot contain her sheer pride and joy as she picks up her Port Chester High School diploma after her name is called at the afternoon commencement ceremony on Friday, June 25.
With Port Chester High School set as the backdrop, Class of 2021 graduates simultaneously toss their caps into the air after the afternoon commencement ceremony concludes.
Kayla Saavedra and José Alvarez proudly hold up the flag of El Salvador, defined with dark blue stripes that fittingly match their graduation gowns.
Cross-generational joy is in the midst as Yandary Lopez kneels for a photo with her brother Joan Gerard after the ceremony.
High School teacher Caitlin Maggi (left), Nick Bolaños and Courtney Caputo embrace outside the front steps of the school after the ceremony. Bolaños, a junior, said watching commencement motivated him for next year, when he will have the chance to hear his name and hold a diploma of his own.
As seniors get into position to march onto the football field, Kleiberth Alvarado hypes up a friend standing in the line across from him by doing a little dance.
While “Pomp and Circumstance” welcomes graduates walking to their seats, José Reyes-Illescas waves to his family cheering from the bleachers.
A family enthusiastically cheers on their graduate as they stride to their seats during the morning commencement ceremony.
Proud to be a graduate, Nicolas Dorazio unleashes a massive grin as he struts down the aisle with his fresh diploma on display.
After making the momentous final walk across the field, Enrique Martinez (front) returns to his seat and pensively checks out his diploma.
One photo, three generations of Port Chester High School graduates. After the ceremony is over, Darrell Clarke (left) proudly poses with his grandfather Charles, father David and little brother Q.
Eliciting an intense emotional response, Keysi Quituizaca covers her mouth and grasps her diploma.
All smiles and feeling the positive vibes of the day, Hector Rodriguez makes a hand signal to his friends and family while walking back to his seat with his diploma in hand.
While posing for a traditional post-commencement photo on the grand steps leading into the school, Itzel Grande (left) and Valerie Lopez look at each other in near shock that they’re official Port Chester High School graduates.
Family members Mia Martinez (left) and Kerlyn Figueroa pose for photos on the front steps of Port Chester High School, a traditional spot for many high school graduates and their families.
A sea of blue caps looks forward as the graduates donning them watch their peers line up to receive their diplomas.
Giving her gown some flair with a colorful Class of 2021 sash, Abilene Guzman coyly waves to her family as she prances back to her seat with a diploma in hand.