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Freeport Schools and Community Honor Class of 2019

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Freeport High School was filled with excitement and anticipation as members of the Class of 2019 and their families joined members of the board of education, administration and community members for the district’s 51st annual Scholarship and Honors Program held on June 10.

Community organizations and various school groups generously donated more than $96,000 in scholarships which were awarded to deserving members of the Class of 2019 who met or exceeded the criteria in the areas of academics, leadership, athletics, the arts, the ability to succeed while overcoming obstacles, and outstanding community service. 

Freeport High School Principal Joseph Mille began the program by congratulating the students and thanking those who so generously donated to make this evening a success. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham expressed appreciation to all those who provided scholarships and congratulated the students on achieving their goals. “You have excelled in scholarship, character, service and leadership,” said Dr. Kuncham. “You exemplify your unwavering commitment to expand your intellectual curiosity and overcome adversity. Your scholarship sponsors have seen something valuable in you that makes you worthy of these recognitions.”

Board of Education President Michael Pomerico addressed the students and the scholarship donors. “You are our shining stars and examples of all the good things happening in Freeport Public Schools. We have enjoyed watching you grow into successful young adults,” said Mr. Pomerico. “Parents, family members and our community are all instrumental in our students’ success. Thank you to those scholarship donors who made this evening possible.”

The Class of 2019 valedictorian Leah Hochman and salutatorian Laura Chumpitaz were introduced and both were awarded medals for their outstanding achievements.

A special aspect of this event, is that the students did not know who the scholarship recipients would be until their names were announced. As each scholarship was announced, the donor presented the award to the student recipient who was applauded for his or her accomplishments.