The Sixtieth Commencement Tuesday, June 23, 2020


The Sixtieth CommencementTuesday, June 23, 2020Class of 2020MAHWAH TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Mahwah Township Public SchoolsBoard of EducationKim Barron, PresidentRichard A. DeSilva, Jr., 1st Vice PresidentLeslie Konikow, 2nd Vice PresidentBrett Coplin, TrusteeJohn Dinice, TrusteeMichael Galow, TrusteeBenjamin Kezmarsky, TrusteePrema Moorthy, Ph.D., TrusteeLynda Zaccone, TrusteeDistrict AdministrationC. Lauren Schoen, Ed.D. . Superintendent of SchoolsDennis M. Fare . Assistant SuperintendentKyle Bleeker . Business AdministratorMichael DeTuro, Ed.D. . Director of Curriculum and InstructionLisa E. Rizzo. Director of Special ServicesCarlos O. Rosa . Director of TechnologyJoan Schettino . Director of TransportationGregory Romero, Jr. . Supervisor, Building and GroundsMahwah High School AdministrationJohn P. Pascale . . PrincipalLinda A. Bohny . . Assistant PrincipalDominick J. Gliatta . Director of GuidanceRoger L. Pelletier .Athletic DirectorRobert H. Mac Farran . School Security OfficerJoseph J. Cozine . Supervisor, Special Education (6-12)Ruth Davis . Supervisor, Technology Integration (K-12)Dennis Jarvis. Supervisor, Science (6-12), Integrated Design & Engineering Technology (9-12)Miriam Lezanski . Supervisor, Visual and Performing Arts (9-12)Miriam Lezanski .Supervisor, World Languages (6-12), ESL (K-12)Maureen P. Lynch . Supervisor, English Language Arts (6-12)Roger L. Pelletier . Supervisor, Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education (9-12)Danielle Poleway . Supervisor, Mathematics (6-12)Nikki Van Ess . Supervisor, Social Studies (6-12), Business Education (9-12)Connect With Us @MahwahHS

MMission Statementahwah, derived from the Lenni Lenape mawewi, is a place where people and paths meet. RamapoRidge Middle School and Mahwah High School are the “meeting place” where variousneighborhoods converge as one community. We will ensure that rigorous and relevant curriculawill pave the way for challenging and diverse opportunities for all students. Small learning communities will bethe vehicle through which we pursue our mission by focusing on strong relationships, learning preferences,performance levels, and interests. Students, staff, parents, and community members will remain dedicated tosupporting one another in achieving these essential goals.Belief StatementsWe believe that: Effective learning is relevant and rigorous. Ongoing and meaningful professional growth is critical to success. Professional learning communities create the optimal conditions for learning. Everyone deserves to be valued and successful. Communities model the behaviors that they value. There must be opportunity to question ideas and beliefs. People who engage in activities aligned with their needs and interests will reach their highest potential. Physical, intellectual, and creative activities are essential for personal growth. Cultural and individual diversity enriches learning. Accountability and responsibility apply to all.Mahwah Township Public Schools extends its gratitude to the Community of Ramapo College of New Jersey for their hospitality.

Senior Class OfficersMichael Hurtado.PresidentTyler Ziman . Vice PresidentEthan Bompane . SecretaryThomas Suman . TreasurerAllison Contreras . HistorianClass AdvisorsHeather Tirino . FreshmanAlexandra Graff . SophomoreRoseanne Discepolo. JuniorMary Beth Rosen, Michele DeRosa, W. Randall Fuchs . SeniorThe Class of 2020 would like to thank our class advisors who have devoted time andtalent through the years, to make our high school experience memorable.

Class of 2020 Commencement ProgramPROCESSIONAL . Symphonic Band“Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward ElgarNATIONAL ANTHEM: "The Star Spangled Banner” . by Francis Scott KeyDiana Cabrera, Lydia Charyn, Natalia Fay, Sophia Garvin, Julianna Gillen, Olivia Leto,Aaron Lockwood, Dante Mejia, Ayden Mossmann, Matthew Slockbower, Rebekah SolimanWELCOME . Michael J. HurtadoPresident, Class of 2020SENIOR CLASS SPEAKER . Hayden R. D’ElenaClass of 2020FACULTY ADDRESS . Ryan HumphreysTeacher of Social StudiesAWARDS . John P. PascalePrincipalBEST WISHES . John Dinice and Benjamin KezmarskyTrustees, Board of EducationC. Lauren Schoen, Ed.D.Superintendent of SchoolsPRESENTATION OF GRADUATES . John P. PascalePrincipalC. Lauren Schoen, Ed.D.Superintendent of SchoolsCONFERRING OF DIPLOMAS . Kim BarronPresident, Board of EducationJohn P. PascalePrincipalPRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE . John P. PascalePrincipalRECESSIONAL . Symphonic Band“Flight of the Thunderbird” by Richard L. Saucedo

MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFFAdministrationJohn P. Pascale, PrincipalBS, Seton Hall UniversityMA, Saint Peter’s CollegeLinda A. Bohny, Assistant PrincipalBA, Upsala CollegeMA, Montclair State UniversityMA, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityDominick Gliatta, Director of GuidanceBS, West Virginia UniversityMA (2), New Jersey City UniversityRoger L., Pelletier, Athletic Director,Supervisor, Physical Education (9-12)BS, University of Rhode IslandMS, California University of PennsylvaniaJoseph J. Cozine, Supervisor, Special Education (6-12)BA, Rutgers, the State University of NJM.Ed., Rutgers, the State University of NJRuth Davis, Supervisor, Technology Integration (K-12)BS, William Paterson UniversityMA, Centenary UniversityDennis Jarvis, Supervisor, Science (6-12),Practical Arts (9-12)BS, Cook College Campus ofRutgers, the State UniversityMS, Walden UniversityMiriam Lezanski, Supervisor, ESL (K-12),Visual and Performing Arts (9-12), andWorld Languages (6-12)BA, Montclair State UniversityMA, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityMaureen P. Lynch, Supervisor,English Language Arts (6-12)BA, University of DelawareMA, Montclair State UniversityDanielle Poleway, Supervisor, Mathematics (6-12)BA, Villanova UniversityMS, Long Island UniversityNikki Van Ess, Supervisor, Social Studies (6-12), andBusiness Education (9-12)BA, University of DelawareMA, Teachers College, Columbia UniversityAdministrative AssistantsPamela GervasiEileen GreerCatherine KitzMonica LedererNancy MarianiCarrie RobinsonDenise WrightBusiness EducationEileen FayBS, Bryant UniversityCarolyn FergusonBS, Montclair State UniversityErica MonteleoneBA, Rowan UniversityJustin SaputskiBS, Slippery Rock UniversityMS, Robert Morris UniversityHeather TirinoBS, Ramapo College of New JerseyMBA, Ramapo College of New JerseyMA, University of DelawareChild Study TeamLaura BeattieBA, Fairfield UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityRebekah CusickBA, William Paterson UniversityMSW, Fordham UniversityGraduate School of Social ServicesJohn Macri, Ph.D.BA, Manhattan CollegeMA, with Distinction, Hofstra UniversityPh.D., Hofstra UniversityCustodial StaffTed Lusby, Department SupervisorOswaldo BolanoBob DarbyHipolito MartinezPedro MartinezSalvador RodriguezYohani RodriguezSara Santa CruzEnglish Language ArtsMelissa AmatoBA, William Paterson UniversityM.Ed., New Jersey City UniversityElissa CordingBA, Montclair State UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityAllison CoyleBA, Marist CollegeMA, Rutgers, the State University of NJJames DalessioBA, William Paterson UniversityMA, St. Peter’s College

MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFFEnglish Language Arts (cont.)Michele DeRosaBA, University of MarylandMA, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityDavid JankowskiBA, Fordham UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityKasey KellyBA, West Chester UniversityElizabeth LeffordBA, James Madison UniversityMAT, James Madison UniversitySamantha LontineBA, William Paterson UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityJason NahumBA, Emerson CollegeMA, Montclair State UniversityStephanie PilipshenBA, The College of New JerseyMA, The College of New JerseyJean SagredoBA, University of MassachusettsMTA, Rutgers University Mason GrossSchool of ArtsGuidanceMegan Beatty, Guidance CounselorBS, Marist CollegeMA, Montclair State UniversityDianna Farquharson, Guidance CounselorBA, University of AlabamaBS, University of AlabamaM.Ed., Long Island UniversityRayhan Jalil, Guidance CounselorBA, Montclair State UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityStacy Mandel, Guidance CounselorBS, SUNY AlbanyM.Ed., Long Island UniversityFederico Lucas, ESSBA, Monmouth UniversityMA, William Paterson UniversityAni Mooney, ESSBA, Caldwell CollegeMSW, Fordham UniversityJoan Stewart, SACBA, St. Olaf CollegeMA, Montclair State UniversityIntegrated Design and Engineering TechnologyDaniel CatizoneBA, Edinboro UniversityAndrew CoeBS, The College of New JerseyMathematicsWhitney CohnBS, SUNY BinghamtonM.Ed., Long Island UniversityRoseanne DiscepoloBS, Ramapo College of New JerseyMichael DorisBA, The College of New JerseyM.Ed., The College of New JerseyBethany GiulianiBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJM.Ed., Rutgers, the State University of NJSarah GuzinskiBA, The College of New JerseyWalker LarsonBS, Ramapo College of New JerseyMA, Stevenson UniversityKimberly LoescheBS, Ramapo College of New JerseyMSET, Ramapo College of New JerseyJacqueline McNamaraBS, Seton Hall UniversityMA, Seton Hall UniversityJoseph MontanaBS, William Paterson UniversityPaulina NaslonskiBS, Seton Hall UniversityMA, Seton Hall UniversityTracey PortelliBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJMA, Montclair State UniversityBradford SegallBS, Fairfield UniversityDorothy ZimmermannBS, Loyola University MarylandMS, Montclair State UniversityMedia Center/LibraryChristine Hartigan MillerBA, The College of New JerseyMLIS, Rutgers, the State University of NJM.Ed., Walden University

MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFFParaprofessionalsRudolph BassoDavid BernhartMaria BogaenkoEfstathia ChimariosCheryl DallaraJosedph GoldsteinJacqueline HllCarol HobbinsTatjana KlankeSmith KumilliLisa LaMontagneGeorge PalmJeanne PaolilloJacqueline PepeLorraine PierroMary RyffelFabiola SantosRebecca ScaliaLaurie VogtJeanine WhitmorePerforming ArtsJeffrey BittnerBM, William Paterson UniversityMM, Ithaca CollegeWendy CampbellBS, Mesiah CollegeMS, Central Connecticut State UniversityRobert LeetBA, Montclair State UniversityLynn Morneweck-FuldBA, Oberlin CollegeMAT, Rutgers, the State University of NJPhysical EducationGregory CarrBS, Montclair State UniversityChristopher DiazBS, Kean UniversityAlexandra GraffBA, Montclair State UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityGina MiglioreBS, Montclair State UniversityM.Ed., Gratz CollegeRichard RaianiBS, University of ScrantonMS, Seton Hall UniversityJeffrey RemoBA, William Paterson UniversityMA, New Jersey State UniversityCaitlin YeckBA, Gettysburg CollegeMA, Montclair State UniversityPomptonian Food ServiceJack Petrunyak, DirectorHolly KrizekMarie MieleLisa NaglePomptonian Food Service (cont.)Mariana PiscopoLisa SmolenskyLucy SrogaAne StrazicicSchool NurseMary Beth Kakolewski, RN CSNBA, Caldwell UniversitySchool SecurityP.O. Michael Jack, Mahwah Police DepartmentSchool Resource OfficerRobert MacFarranSchool Security OfficerScienceErica BakelmunBS, Stevens Institute of TechnologyM.Che.E., Carnegie Mellon UniversityAhlam BashaBS, Ramapo College of New JerseyGwen CalvezBS, Lycee Jolio CurrieMS, Ecole Superieur d’optique andSaint Peter’s UniversityKaren Cuttita-MorganBS, King’s CollegeMS, Long Island UniversityMary DevineBS, University of ScrantonMS, University of ScrantonChristin FreetBS, University of ScrantonMA, Ball State UniversityCourtney KaiserBS, Rutgers, the State University of NJChristopher KonelBS, The College of New JerseyMA, The College of New JerseyChristopher LynchBS, Rutgers, the State University of NJJoo MeangBA, Hunter College, CUNYMS, John Jay College of Criminal Justice,CUNYCatherine SchwartzBSA, Carnegie Mellon UniversityDebra SweetBS, William Paterson University

MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFFSocial StudiesChristopher BuserBA, Ramapo College of New JerseySamantha FogartyBA, University of ConnecticutMA, Montclair State UniversityRandall FuchsBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJBA, William Paterson UniversityMS, Rutgers, the State University of NJMadison HagarBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJM.Ed., Rutgers Graduate School ofEducationRyan HumphreysBA, Lycoming CollegeLaura KandothBA, James Madison UniversityM.A.T, Montclair State UniversityKeith NormoyleBA, The College of New JerseyM.Ed., New Jersey City UniversityMary Beth RosenBA, William Paterson UniversityMA, William Paterson UniversityBenjamin WagmanBA, Montclair State UniversitySpecial EducationStephanie CintronBS, Montclair State UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityJulia CondeBA, William Paterson UniversityAndrea ConnorsBS, Vanderbilt UniversityM.Ed., Vanderbilt UniversityM.Ed., Montclair State UniversityShawn DalyBA, Kean UniversityM.Ed., Kean UniversityCarole FarrellBA, William Paterson UniversityMA, William Paterson UniversityYe Ji Elise FerrabolliBA, Montclair State UniversityMAT, Montclair State UniversityJhon Henao-GomezBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJHenry KuipersBA, Ramapo College of New JerseyMA, William Paterson UniversitySpecial Education (cont.)Jennifer MazzolaBA, Ramapo College of New JerseyMA. William Paterson UniversityYovana MenaBS, St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeMeaghan MonahanBA, Mount St. Mary CollegeM.Ed., New Jersey City UniversityEstania NoelBS, University of Maryland Eastern ShoreM.Ed., William Paterson UniversityRobert PasekBA, Southern Connecticut State UniversityLauren RosenBS, SUNYM.Ed., Lehman CollegeAlison ThornhillBA, SUNY – OneontaMA, University of CharlestonDavid TorosianBA, Kean UniversityMichael ZandonellaBA, William Paterson UniversityVisual ArtsJoseph CharlesBA, Iona CollegeMAE, Seton Hall UniversityAlysia GellerBA, Massachusetts College of Artand DesignAlyssa HerreraBA, The College of New JerseyAndrew NeedhamBS, Skidmore CollegeMA, Kean UniversityTaryn PizzaBS, SUNY – New PaltzMFA, Massachusetts College of Artand DesignLauren RotondellaBA, Montclair State UniversityWorld LanguagesChristian AcostaBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJMA, Montclair State UniversityFang BianBS, Heibei University of Economics andBusinessMA, Chinese Academy of ScienceMS, Beijing Normal University

MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFFWorld Languages (cont.)Gabriel CastroBA, Kean UniversityLauren CrencaBA, Muhlenberg CollegeValerie FraenkelBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJMA, Rutgers, the State University of NJTara GrahamBA, Montclair State UniversityVeronica King (LTS)BA, University of North TexasJhony KuwentBA, Rider UniversityMA, Montclair State UniversityEimy LondonoBA, Saint Peter’s CollegeAlyssa ThievonBA, Rutgers, the State University of NJM.Ed., Rutgers, the State University of NJ

MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 2020William Robert AbbottLogan Scott Buchalter * MΨ NΨ SΨWilliam Charles AckersonCatherine Grace BurnsMarc Anthony AgustinDiana Lee CabreraZoe Ryan Alber * MΨ NΨ Ryan Carlos CabreraLaura Elizabeth AllenPaul McKaig Campbell Jr.Ashley Michelle AlmeidaJennifer Cao SΨEnver Sie-Hung Aman * MΨ NΨ Ryan William CareyLyeba Heather AmirMackenzie Ann CariddiNikolas Josef AndrejcsakThomas John CarosiJack Louis AnicitoBrynn Mary CarrieroAndrew AvendanoOlivia Lynn Carriero SΨHayden AversaChloe Michele CarterMia Isabella AvinoThomas Stratton CastrillonGabriel AydinAlexis Morgan CastroMatthew Ryan BaerNicholas Edward CatriniRachel Jessica Balji * FΨ NΨ Kirsten Elizabeth CavanaghAngelo BascianoSahaj ChandraJelani Dia BascomHolly Anne ChappellCiara Jane BeattieLydia Salem CharynEthan Francis Bompane * FΨ MΨ NΨ Shiv Jasubhai ChaudharyBroderick Winter Boucher NΨJason ChaudhryIan Albert BrochhausenSung Bin Cho CΨ NΨAbigail Katherine BrooksCaleb Haesung ChooJoshua Louis BrownAbigail Elaine CohenKEY:* First DecileNΨ National Honor SocietyCΨ Chinese National Honor SocietyFΨ French National Honor SocietyMΨ Mathematics National Honor Society Science National Honor SocietySΨ Spanish National Honor Society

MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 2020Allison Eileen Contreras-OrtizCharlotte May Fruscione * NΨ SΨJuliet Clement Corless * MΨ NΨ SΨNeel Bimal GanatraAlexander Javier CuevasSophia Claire GarvinJoseph Steve CurcioBriana Nicole GillPatrick James D’AndreaJulianna Kate GillenHayden Reid D’Elena CΨ NΨAlexander George GomezKevin Michael D’ErcoleKayla Lisseth GonzalezAlexander James DeJesusVanessa Johanna Graniero NΨJessica Rae DemskyLiam John GranquistGrace Patricia DePasqualeHarjeevin Singh GrewalAvin Pankaj DesaiAlex Kyle GutierrezAyushi Pankaj DesaiDaniel Issac HajalJordan Alexa DevineZachary Ryan HaskoorNicole Michele DiMartino NΨRamone Norris HennieRyan John DiniceIsabella Angelique HerreraJohn Charles DoylePeter John HerronDerek Joseph ErnstKayla Michelle HimpeleNatalia Clarisse Fay * NΨ SΨChris Michael HorsaThomas Robert FermanMichael Jacob HurtadoAustin James FerraioliNina Grace HussConor Dalton FinneranCarissa Nicole IannucciAmanda Jean FordNicholas Joseph Inzinna-EnriquezCourtney Elizabeth Ford NΨ

Rutgers, the State University . MS, Walden University . Miriam Lezanski, Supervisor, ESL (K-12), Visual and Performing Arts (9-12), and . World Languages (6-12) BA, Montclair State University . MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University . Maureen P. Lynch, Supervisor, English Language Arts (6-12) BA, University of D