Community Gives Generously to Class of 2018

Community Gives Generously to Class of 2018 photo

It was a night of celebration and recognition as the Freeport community gathered to present scholarships to deserving members of Freeport High School’s Class of 2018 during the 50th annual Scholarship and Honors Program held on June 11.

Through the generosity of the Freeport community, a record-breaking $89,000 in scholarships was awarded to graduates who met and exceeded the criteria in the areas of leadership, scholarship, the arts, athletics, the ability to succeed despite adversity, and outstanding community service. 

Freeport High School principal Joseph Mille opened the program by congratulating the members of the Class of 2018 who represent the best of the best and by thanking the community for their support of this year’s graduates. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham congratulated this year’s scholarship recipients and acknowledged the continued support and generosity of the community. “To the students who are here this evening, you are all superheroes. We are celebrating all of your accomplishments and your unnerving commitment to succeed,” said Dr. Kuncham. “This is a recognition of you as valuable and special. Thank you to all of this year’s donors for making tonight possible.”

Board of Education President Michael Pomerico also addressed the scholarship recipients and community donors. “As members of the Class of 2018, you represent the greatest things happening in Freeport High School,” said Mr. Pomerico. “You have been chosen because you meet the criteria for success. As you move on, remember to give back to the Freeport Public Schools. To our parents and community residents, your support has been instrumental to our students’ success. Thank you for all that you do.”

Until the awards were announced, those in the audience did not know who the scholarship recipients would be. Excitement filled the room as one-by-one students heard their names. Community pride was evident as the students were applauded for their accomplishments.