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Congratulations Class of 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021!After one of the most challenging school years to date, the Class of 2021 deserved every celebration orchestrated in their honor. The celebrations began with Senior Field Day, a first-time event at Byram Hills, which offered games, a barbecue food truck, and the creation of a time capsule. Students participated in painting the Byram Hills rock, decorating their cars, and chalking the sidewalks, all senior rights of passage. That evening students enjoyed the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off under the stars on the turf field, sponsored by the Byram Hills Education Foundation.

The celebrations continued at prom night on the BHHS campus. For the first time in Byram Hills history, students were welcomed to an outdoor prom, including a livestreamed red carpet entrance, food trucks, DJ, dance floor, beautiful decorations, and lots of Bobcat spirit.

Another celebration included seniors and their families at SUNY Purchase to watch a heartfelt video tribute. The PTSA sponsored drive-in-style event included refreshments, a photo booth, and two huge viewing screens. The presentation consisted of good wishes from teachers and administrators, a diploma hand-off, andBHHS Drive-In slides representing the senior class. During the tribute, Valedictorian Olivia Canter and Salutatorian Mia Dittrich addressed their fellow students with powerful and inspiring messages. The evening was filled with emotion and was the perfect prequel for the graduation to be held the following night.

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Byram Hills High School held its 52nd Commencement Ceremony. “I will remember this class for its gratitude, perspective, and joy that they bring to everything they do,” said Mr. Christopher Walsh, Byram Hills Principal. Dr. Jen Lamia, Byram Hills Superintendent, spoke to the students about finding their voice while always seeking where other voices come from. “Go forward, find your own strength, and be your best self,” she said. “The world is waiting for you, and we will always be standing behind you.”

The seniors made their way across the turf field to receive their diplomas and share the last moments together as a class. Finally, they gathered on the bleachers, gazing out at their families, and triumphantly tossed their caps in the air, marking a glorious end to this chapter. Congratulations to all BHHS graduates, and GO BOBCATS!

Class of 2021!