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Graduation Class of 2017

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Danielle Calamari Fordham Law School Magna Cum Laude Daughter of Lori Calamari

David Calamari Scarsdale High School Son of Lori Calamari

Jessica Calamari University of New Hampshire Daughter of Lori Calamari

Shane Englander Edgemont High School Grandson of Simone Englander

Jack Greco Fox Meadow Elementary School Son of Tara Tolan Greco Grandson of Mary Ellen Tolan

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Katharina Judge Marquette University Daughter of Christine Judge

Christopher Katchis Johns Hopkins University B.A. in Natural Sciences Grandson of Mary Katchis

Dylan LoBue University of Massachusetts Amherst B.A. in Communications Son of Debra LoBue

Luke Moretti Vanderbilt University (dec 2016) Starting NYU Med School in August Son of Anne Moretti

Spencer F. Schell Scarsdale High School Son of Sharleen Fleming

Emily Spitz Bronxville High School Granddaughter of Hilda Spitz

Samuel Devan Spitz Marin Academy (California) Grandson of Hilda Spitz

Mark Munson Warnken Mater Christi (Vermont) Grandson of Patricia Warnken

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Scarsdale High School Class of 2017

Messages of courage, love and service for 100th graduating class By VALERIE ABRAHAMS


weltering heat and a threat of heavy rain didn’t dampen the spirited crowd’s enthusiasm as 402 students, their families, friends and teachers gathered in the gym for Scarsdale High School’s 100th commencement June 23. With the milestone event moved into the gyms rather than on the school’s William Dean Field as was planned, the processional entered as the SHS Symphonic Band played “Pomp and Circumstance” conducted by Jason Noble, and members of the senior choir ensemble sang the national anthem. Marking the end of their childhood education and the beginning of their journey into adulthood, the students heard speeches from the high school principal, members of the school board, their student government and their faculty advisors. Scarsdale Board of Education president Leila Maude said the students and their families should feel proud of their accomplishments achieved both inside and outside of school. She advised the students in coming years to value how Scarsdale, one of the best public schools in the country, has nurtured their heads, hands, hearts and souls. “You leave with the tools to succeed and bring good to the world,” Maude said. “You have learned that, when you collaborate, you can create value and innovation.” Maude urged the graduates to preserve the relationships they made with their friends, coaches and teachers, and to represent Scarsdale in the global community by upholding the district motto, non sibi, not for oneself. “Your mission is to listen, consider and engage … to volunteer and become active in your community, vote and care deeply for people around you,” she said. Recalling the highlights of four years as 2017 class faculty advisors, Eileen Cagner, aka “Ms. Swagner,” and Heather Waters said the hallmark of this year’s graduating class is its sense of community and service to others. This year’s graduating seniors held holiday parties at homeless shelters, sent candy and letters to U.S. troops, served dinners at soup kitchens and raised money for numerous charities. The class also established new, inclusive traditions at school, such as sophomore-freshman movie night and a unifying theme for costumes so everyone would fit in the fun at the seniors’ Halloween breakfast party. Waters encouraged the graduates to continue caring for others. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind,” she said. “Remember the path home and come back and be role models.”

Laura Morse marches at commencement.

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Caroline Kaufman, winner of the Henry David Thoreau Award. The award is given each year to a highly respected senior — as selected by classmates — who marches to a different drummer.

Cagner echoed that message. “Be kind to each other and to yourselves,” she said, advising the graduates to find “the balance between making your mark and feeding your soul.” Wishing the group much success, Cagner quoted Willy Wonka, the subject of this year’s senior class play, saying, “If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it; want to change the world ... there’s nothing to it.” Class of 2017 president Alex Lane joked about the class being “incredibly good looking” though not particularly good at school spirit or attendance at organized events. But, he said, they always showed a consistent willingness to bond with as many people as possible beyond a core group of friends, as reflected in the “crazy inclusivity and togetherness” at their prom. Lane encouraged his classmates to cherish that “unique sense of unity” and find a “web of people you feel a true connection with” in the future. In his speech to the graduates, Principal Kenneth Bonamo compared the world today with the world a century ago, when SHS held its first commencement. In 1917, World War I was ending, the U.S. was emerging as a world power, women’s right to vote was not yet guaranteed, and airplanes and radio were very recent inventions. Many people didn’t have electricity, telephones or automobiles, and most “teenagers” — a word not yet coined — got jobs rather than college educations. “We are grateful for all that makes our lives significantly better,” Bonamo said. “Your generation will face your share of challenges without easy solutions.” He challenged the students to engage in dialogue, understanding and building consensus as they are called

Senior choir ensemble, directed by John Cuk.

upon to solve future problems. “I hope we have engaged you in thinking about these larger questions and equipped you with the skills necessary to make progress,” he said. Most of all, Bonamo said, there is a shared hope the graduating seniors will have a life filled with intellectual engagement and purpose; he urged the graduates to leave a legacy of love. “The key to your success … will be to infuse love in your work, in your relationships and in your self-regard,” Bonamo said. After receiving their diplomas from Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman, the class of 2017 tossed its caps in the air and went on to celebrate with family and friends.

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Scarsdale High SchoolClass of 2017 Evan Ross Alpert Avigal B. Altman Ariana Michelle Alvarez Kaylie Gail Amoriello Joy Lois Ansell Bruce H. Appel Bethsaida Abigail Arauz Jordan Alexander Aresu Srishti Arora Zahaub Asam Simone Rebecca Attia Alice DelamaterAuerbacher Ezekiah I.S. Bacchus Isabella Nicole Bailey Jack Evan Baldinger Joseph Andrew Ballan Ashley Victoria Barletta Carly Dara Batt Karina Chloe Bayrakdarian Jonathan Marc Behar Daniel Adam Beitler Kendall Gahan Bensche Michael Langson Berglass Daniel Berkson Patrick E. Berl Remi Jordan Bernstein Alana Ruth Berson James Beveridge Elle M. Bezos Shuhan Bi Zoya Binyaminov John Michael Bisda Josephine Elaine Blatt Louisa Elizabeth Blatt Lauren Grace Blum Harrison Michael Bookner Maxwell E. Bosco Miles Boxer Zachariah Scott Bradley John William Brady Joshua Steven Brechtel Liza Diamond Brecker Kyle B. Brehm Zachary Chase Brenner Emily Claire Brew Benjamin Lee Brody Tyler Lev Brody Angela Mary Burns Alexander A. Caione David Philip Calamari Alec Morrie Carroll Mary Louise Cecil Agatha May Chamlin Vincent W. Chang Robert J. Chappell, Jr. Tamara F. Chapro Emily Claire Chase Marc Andrew Chase Simon M.V. Chauvet Gal Y. Cherki Anand Anil Chitale Soar J. Choi Luke Cioffi Laura Lillian Gray Clapp Jacqueline Clark Katelyn Hannah Coburn Morgan Nicole Cochrane Kallen Bryn Cohane Annie Rose Cohen Jessica Erin Cohen Jordana Lynn Cohen Justin M. Cohen Matthew Baruch Cohen Scott Morrison Cohen Emma O. Coleman Jonathan Jarrett Coleman Philip Andrew Conde Elizabeth Caroline Constan Andrew G. Constantin Emma Cooper

Lilah Abigail Cooperman Valentina M. Cortes Samuel Melville Cremieux Gregory L. Crowley Caitlin Ann D’Ambrosio Darian Darakananda Cassandra Rose Davis Isabella Rose Dechiario Patrick Bryan T. Deland Peter Michael Dibbini Giuliana Nardina DiDomenico Lyla A. Din Kate Donovan Meaghan Elizabeth Donovan Dylan Michael Doughty Madison Rose Doyle Abigail Pauline Drucker Nadja Dwyer John T. Eforo Griffin Reed Elkins Ecem Ertas Jack M. Esposito Maya R. Estrin Zoe L. Ewing Kate Samantha Fehrenbaker Jason R. Feibelman Sarah F. Feingold Samantha Ruth Feldschuh Anya Lauryn Ferris Marykate D. Filos Fiona Marie Flanagan Matthew Connor Flink Matthew I. Frankle Sophie Nadia Fried Sydney Ann Frydman Hannah N. Fuehrer Cindy D. Gao Tanya Garcia Rachel Joelle Gee Harris C. Gelblum Zachary Gary Gelles Rohan N. Gharekhan Claire Miller Gillespie Jane Olivia Glaser Lucy Mignon Glickman Leah Rose Glucksman Ali Goksun Chloe X. Gold Samuel Jay Goldstein Ashley M. Granieri Jonah Gray Chester L. Green Sarah D. Gu Rishab Gupta Charlotte Rose Gurny Owen Thomas Hall Andrew Max Halperin Justin Peter Hamra Sara Utheim Hanna Shun Hayashida Zebedee Roi Aquino Hernandez Aaron S. Hersch Benjamin Joseph Hezi Kate Lauren Hirsch Michael Graham Hoffman Emily Grace Hokin Andie Madelyn Howell Jinyi Huang Diamond T. Hueston Eliot S. Huh Jack Ifrah Tomas B. Jackson Thomas Jacobson Ryan Tariq Jamil Ellis G. Jones Adriana Concetta Joyce Ariel Ksenia Kachuro Zachary R. Kapner

Joey B. Kashanian Ava Elizabeth Kashar Thatcher Andrew Kaspers Chiaki Katoh Caroline Rachel Kaufman Allison Ruth Frances Kaye Spencer Matthew Keats Robert E. Keith Caroline M. Kelson Mollie Isabel-Sunshine Kerr Curtis John Kestenbaum Sabeen Ali Khan Francis Kim Gregory Cooper Kirchoff Yu Yi Yuki Kitano Lum Julia E. Klayman Barry Ian Klein Sabrina P. Knaack Robert L. Koenig Jonathan Andrew Koenig Ian Simon Konigsberg Myles Alexander Kornfeld Kyle Max Koslowsky Michael Hippocrates Kourakos Robert Maxwell Kramer Rohit Sankar Krishnan Sydney J. Kula Anna Kurien Sarah Kurien Aaron Kwok Andrew Kwok Lilian K. Kwok Jessica J. Kwong Vedin Kymal Nyla A. LaBoy Clement Lacoudre Veronica Lago Michael Stephen Lambert Sydney Lena Lambert Michael Stephen Landau Alexander Myles Lane Elizabeth Rae LeBoyer Seung Kwon Lee Samantha Leichtner Nicholas J. Leone Olivia K. Leone Haven Josiah Lerner Tali Leibovici Lesser Christopher R. Letizia Andrew Michael Levin Kelly Quinn Levine Sklyer Sloben Lewis Dexin Li Matthew James Li Dylan Grace Libman Samuel Lieberman

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PRINCIPAL: Kenneth Bonamo ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: Chris Griffin, Chris Renino, Andrea O’Gorman

Devin Thomas Lilly Justine Claire Lionti Michael G. Litton Cecilia L. Liu Isobel Mary Lloyd Jillian Katherine Lohse Aidan Simon Loten Alec C. Loten Janis Ong Louie Alexander Luna Lucas Kohler Lunelli Alexander Mark Maddon Willow C. Malsch Tyler Mandel Benjamin Michael Marcus Jenna Rachel Marcus Maria Marginean Sydney A. Maria Theodore V. Marino Emily Julia Markowitz Heather S. Martin Benjamin Matthew Mayer Alexander D. Mazer Katelyn Coyne McCarthy Michael Francis McCormick Cara Grace McDermott Devin Charles McDonald Eliza Ann McDonald Tanner Joseph McFarland Liam Thomas McPhillips Jillian Eve Mehlman Aarti Mehta Hayley Meisel Juliette Sage Meyers Alexander P. Miller Michael Roy Miller Peter Benjamin Miller Zoë Emily Millman Ryan Minster Kira Jane Hanna Mintzer Samuel Lorne Mittenthal Sophia Mohlulis Miku Dawn Morikuni Laura Haskell Morse Brian R. Murphy Stephen Michael Nadler Youngwuk Nam Aditya Narayana Rebecca Talia Newman Julia Elizabeth Ng Erin Elizabeth Nicholas Adriana Nicolaievsky Ana B. Nolasco Chelsea Paige Norman Harrison Scott Novick Milena Vladimirovna Nutrobkina

Laura O’Connor Clare Marie O’Hara Melinda Iselle Orengo Tanvi Pabby Haley Isabel Panessa Stella Abigail Pang Daniel Robert Patrizio Sophie Ann Eileen Pendrill Lea May Pfeil Brihanna E. Pflaum Carolena Theresa Pizzuti Cameron A. Plummer Laura Jill Pollack Joshua Basser Potter Serena Catherine Pratt Lena Noguchi Proctor Alexander Ben Quill Nicholas P. Quill Dylan Michael Quirk Danielle S. Rader Joshua Ethan Radin Julia Rebecca Rakoff Sophia E. Rangaiah Keshav M. Rastogi Nivedita Ravi Shannon Helen Regan Alexander A. Reisel Matthew Lee Rimland Lara J. Robinowitz Emily Rodriguez Sofus A. H. Rose Alexandra Grace Rosenberg Matthew J. Rosenbloom Dylan F. Roth Jacob S. Roth Samantha E. Rothberg Hayley Farah Rozencwaig Blake Anthony Ruggeri Mark Jonathan Russell Joseph Anthony Saccomano III Jaanvi Sachdeva Kenji Mitchell Sakulrat Koji Victor Sakulrat Allison Taylor Saltz Michael I. Salzinger Emma Kate Satin Marianne Katherine Scappaticci Spencer F. Schell Cooper Osborne Schneider Jonathan Andrew Schneider Gabriela Schott Rafael R. Schott Ethan S. Schreiber Adam Conrad Schwall Emily Jade Schwartz

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Jordana Binday

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Michelle Heitman

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Patrick Roksvold

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Angelo Smith

Son of Anita Smith Lincoln Titus Elementary – Cortlandt Manor

Randee and Evan Smith

Children of Penny Smith Greenacres Elementary School, Scarsdale

Justin Alvarado

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Rowan Baer Kindergarten Edgewood Elementary School Granddaughter of John Baer

Anthony Belmonte 12th Grade Eastchester High School Son of Maria Belmonte

Joseph Belmonte 12th Grade Eastchester High School Son of Maria Belmonte

Darren Breda MBA in Real Estate and Finance NYU Stern School of Business Son of Denise Breda

Camryn Cassese 1st Grade The Waverly School Daughter of Keisha Cassese Granddaughter of Pat Cassese

Ryan Gerber 12th Grade Eastchester High School Son of Marc Gerber

Brittany Gerstein Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience Tulane University Daughter of Mindy Gerstein

Isabella Martinez Kindergarten Daniel Warren Elementary School Daughter of Desarie Rocamora

Stephen Nadler 12th Grade Scarsdale High School Son of Mark Nadler

Ben Pace 12th Grade Edgemont High School Son of Elyse Pace

Katie Singer Bachelor of Arts in English University of Connecticut Daughter of Diana Singer

Joanna Teyssonniere de Gramont 12th Grade Thornton Donovan School Daughter of Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont

Marine Teyssonniere de Gramont 8th Grade Thornton Donovan School Daughter of Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont

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Edgemont High School Class of 2017

Edgemont graduating class recalls personal growth and lessons for the future By ROBERT CHRISTIE


undreds of parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and friends gathered at Edgemont High School June 21 to see the 61st time an EHS graduating class tossed its caps in the air. One hundred and fifty-four students walked across the stage and received their diplomas on a night in which the theme for each of the students who spoke was remembering just how far this year’s graduating class has come. Nandini Saxena, the evening’s first speaker recalled the students’ experience first setting foot on the Edgemont Junior and Senior High School campus as middle schoolers. “We, as middle schoolers, had the greatest passion to pester our teachers with questions,” Saxena said. “We had no idea what we were doing, but that was OK.” Along the way, she said, the students learned they needed more than just good grades to succeed. “We needed a personality,” Saxena said, “a way to be carefree and some positivity. Even though the struggles were real, being lighthearted [helped] us.” Priya Gandhi, the third student speaker of the ceremony, also thought back to her middle school days. “I walked into class for the first time in seventh grade and I was tall for my age, awkward, I was scared of my teachers and other students,” Gandhi said. “So much has changed since then.” Gandhi said as she grew older “the labels [she] used to define [herself] have vanished.” “The classes I’ve taken, the clubs I’ve been in, the daily social interactions of life on campus; so much has ended,” she said. “Suddenly, a different person has shown up, a person the seventh grade me wouldn’t recognize. Although the seventh-grade me does still show up sometimes — I’m still pretty tall and, depending on the situation, awkward. But that’s the point of being a person; the layers you gather and things you remember.” The night’s second student speaker, James Brandfonbrener, looked into what the graduation actually meant for the students receiving their diplomas. “On one hand, this is a culmination of our 13 years of education, and on the other hand, this is a scripted exercise that shows very little of the people that we’ve become,” Brandfonbrener said. He said he learned being in school is not all about perfection. “Even though we may forget some of what we’ve learned here,” Brandfonbrener said, “Edgemont has given us this much and for our future in general — there will never be any easy solutions and there will always be imperfections. For me personally, I ended up realizing I didn’t want to become someone that was obsessed with perfection, even though, at times, I thought that’s who I’d want to be. It’s important to challenge ourselves but to not beat ourselves up about the outcome.” Each of the three students also relayed to their friends and family the lessons they took from Edgemont High School as they step into college life. “Personal wisdom is really what we carry with us when we leave,” Brandfonbrener said. “Those are the things you can’t forget when you’re really in the thick of it all. In the end, it’s the person you become and not the grades that we earn that affect us.” Gandhi shared Brandfonbrener’s sentiments, acknowledging that failing does not mean you lack fortitude. “Strength is to be free of self-doubt and still [be able] to

Priya Gandhi shares a message of strength during the EHS commencement ceremony.

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Senior James Brandfonbrener speaks at the EHS graduation June 23.

fail,” she said. “To fail and to fail and to never know how things will turn out. Strength is to give ourselves time to be lost ... to let life happen to us and to make life happen to us.” Saxena remembered some of the tangible lessons the fu-

ture college students learned. “Along the way, we’ve gained several academic skills,” she said, “from learning how to study, to breaking down large concepts.” She also showed gratitude to those both at school and at home who helped the students reach this milestone. “Thank you all parents and siblings for following us through our ups and downs,” Saxena said. “The support we received from you is beyond words … It would not be a commencement if we did not appreciate the most unsung heroes of any generation, the teachers. As John Steinbeck once said, ‘I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.’”

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Alexander Lu Sonia Lulla Michael Lyons Hans-Peter Malinchoc Leonard Marlow Rory McDermott Daniel Meglino George Mellor Arjun Miller Charles Miner Max Mond Sofia Mustacchi Aya Nakamura Mollie Nickman Jonathan Older Isabelle Orsini Benjamin Pace Maegan Palomino Nihaar Parikh Pranav Parsi Alexander Paskov Indigo Passariello Skyler Perera Zubair Piperdi Erin Pomerantz Evan Pomerantz Michael Praileau Jr. Lorena Preldakaj Steve Ranjan Vivek Rao-Pothuraju Alexander Ravazzani Federico Reyes Gomez

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Scarsdale Alternative School Class of 2017

Howard Rodstein retires, 28 graduate By VALERIE ABRAHAMS


he 44th Scarsdale Alternative School graduation June 16 was a bittersweet affair. It not only marked the end of high school for 28 seniors, but also marked the end of a long career for A-School Director Howard Rodstein, who will retire after 39 years as an educator in Scarsdale schools. Rodstein served 12 years as director, which overlapped with his 19 years as the program’s English teacher. Social studies teacher Jennifer Maxwell will take over the director’s position in the fall. Also this year, two educators joined the A-School team: Ava Laera as dean and Michael Giordano as science teacher. As Rodstein prepared to graduate along with the ASchool class of 2017, SHS Assistant Principal Chris Renino praised him for being a teacher who has always taught with passion and commitment. “Howard is the innovator who shaped this program and, in so doing, has touched and shaped [the graduates],” Renino said. Equipped with skills that will serve them well as they set out into the world, A-School graduates should “cut life’s challenges down to size, carve out your territory and throw yourself in,” Renino said. Speaking about the school’s alternative approach, Rodstein said, “This democratic community strives for justice and caring … It’s a living, breathing creature that derives its character or personality from those of us who have chocontinued on page 11A

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Howard Rodstein, retiring A-School director

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sen to be a part of it.” All A-School graduates learn something about self-reflection, caring and courage while being challenged, Rodstein said, to “think as individuals and to deliberate as part of a democratic community.” In an emotional moment, Rodstein quoted his former Brandeis University professor, American poet Allen Grossman, who wrote, “My old house is older than myself and therefore a continual instruction.” “The A-School has been our house [and] we made our mark on this house,” Rodstein said. “It’s time to move out and move on.” The senior class selected classmate Aaron Hersch as its graduation speaker. Hersch said its unique grading system, internship program and classroom dynamic make the ASchool different from the larger high school, and the informality and smaller scale of the program allow close relationships that encourage true respect among teachers and students. Hersch said those factors had “a large effect on learning” and transformed him personally into an active learner who is better able to absorb and manage criticism. Paying tribute to Rodstein, Hersch said, “He models playfulness, has the boundless curiosity of a child and sees the world as a place of wonder… often punctuated by vigorous nodding.” Hersch urged his classmates to be guided by Rodstein’s ideals, voice their own ideas, learn from failure and always pursue fairness. Laera and Giordano attended the commencement, which differs from the main school’s because

A-School teachers — Rodstein, Maxwell, Giordano, Jeanne Cooper and Sheilah Chason — speak about each student in their advisee group. See this week’s Inquirer for more coverage of teacher comments about the A-School graduates. continued on page 12A

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Lena Proctor, SAS graduation emcee

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Scarsdale Alternative School 2017 Graduates Michael Berglass Ellie Bezos Josephine Blatt Liza Brecker Benjamin Brody Marc Chase Katelyn Coburn Scott Cohen Nadja Dwyer Maya Estrin Matthew Frankle Chloe Gold Aaron Hersch Michael Hoffman Clement Lacoudre Sydney Lambert Alexander Miller Peter Miller Kira Mintzer Sophia Mohlulis Lena Proctor Rafael Schott Pamela Sharlach Blake Siegel Jenna Stewart Corey Waldman Sabrina Wirth Mira Zelkowitz

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Congratulations, Graduates!

Andrew Basil Graduated Hyde School, Woodstock, CT. Son of Kristen Basil

Anna Chochrek Graduated Highland Middle School Daughter of Nancy Shaw Chochrek

Ian Chochrek Graduated White Plains High School Son of Nancy Shaw Chochrek

Cristina Costa Graduated The University of Chicago, M.B.A. Daughter of Claudia Costa

Robert De Alto Graduated John Jay High School Nephew of Barbara Bartfield

Lee Kermanshahchi Graduated Scarsdale Middle School Son of Linda Kermanshahchi

Luke Kermanshahchi Graduated Quaker Ridge Elementary School Son of Linda Kermanshahchi

Maggie Looney Graduated Saint Joseph’s University Daughter of Jeanne Looney

Daniel Manson Graduated Swarthmore College Son of Angela Manson

Timothy Manson Graduated Scarsdale Middle School Son of Angela Manson

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FMA is Proud to Announce This Year’s Award-Winning High School Artists and Musicians

FMA Awards 2016-2017


Friends of Music and the Arts Sid Case Memorial Scholarship Award Melinda Orengo Friends of Music and the Arts Orchestra Award Laura Clapp Friends of Music and the Arts Chorus Award Sofus Rose

Friends of Music and the Arts Band Award Amy Bi Friends of Music and the Arts Drama Award Isabella Bailey Robert Chappell NYSSMA All-State Conference Symphony Orchestra Rhea Kothari, Violin NYSSMA All-State Conference Symphonic Band Kelsey Chin, Flute NYSSMA All-State Conference Mixed Chorus Sofus Rose, Bass Ananta Wadhwa, Alto WCSMA Area All-State Music Festival Band Isabella Bailey, Flute Daniel Beitler, Euphonium Amy Bi, Flute Kelsey Chin, Flute Lindsay Donat, String Bass Ryan Jacobwitz, French Horn Henry Kronenberg, Bassoon Seung Kwon Lee, Trombone Andrew Levin, French Horn Emily Markowitz, Clarinet Michael Palermo, Euphonium Lily Steckel, Trombone Derek Von Redden, French Horn Maxwell Zhao, Trumpet

WCSMA Area All-State Music Festival Orchestra Maya Bharara, Viola Lauren Cho, Cello Katelin Du, Violin Anna Eligulashvili, Violin Emma Glajchen, Flute Benjamin Goldman, Violin Samantha Ho, Viola Dermot Kantor, Cello Emily Kopp, Cello Rhea Kothari, Violin Allison Liu, Violin Harrison Liu, Cello Hannah Osinoff, Cello Molly Osinoff, Viola Madhavi Shashank, Viola Mandira Shashank, Viola Deborah Zhang, Cello WCSMA Area All-State Music Festival Chorus Hannah Lewis, Soprano 2 Megumi Ozawa, Alto 1 Sofus Rose, Bass 1 Josie Suchin, Soprano 2 Ananta Wadhwa, Alto 1


Friends of Music and the Arts Permanent Collection Art Award Rachel Gee Friends of Music and the Arts Media Award Jordan Aresu Friends of Music and the Arts Excellence in Visual Art 2-D Award Lilah Cooperman Friends of Music and the Arts Excellence in Visual Art 3-D Award Vincent Chang Friends of Music and the Arts Elisa Draper Art History Award Elizabeth LeBoyer Artist of the Month Cecilia Liu: October Emily Rodriguez: November Lilah Cooperman: December  Mollie Kerr: January Vincent Chang: February Michael Salzinger: March Rachel Gee: April The Future Filmmakers Film Festival at The Pelham Picture House 2017 Samantha Blieden Jake Guastafeste Ariel Kachuro Sophie Masson Best Experimental Film Vedin Kymal: Winner Katonah Museum of Art 2017 Young Artists Exhibition Charlie Abrams Lauren Blum Vincent Chang Lilah Cooperman Sara Hanna Jinyi Huang Dylan Libman Cecilia Liu Hayley Meisel Shannon Regan O’Silas Gallery Regional High School StArt Exhibition 2017 Mollie Kerr Karina Schepis Certificate of Achievement in the Arts Award Darian Darakananda Congressional Art Competition Linna Yao: Winner 2017 ICREATE Art Competition Linna Yao: Winner

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Where They’re Heading American University Sophia Mohlulis, SHS

Amherst College

Samantha Rothberg, SHS

Barnard College Anya Ferris, SHS

Bates College

Nick Quill, SHS

Binghamton University

Kaylie Amoriello, SHS Bruce Appel, SHS Justin Cohen, SHS Michael Lambert, SHS Dylan Quirk, SHS Pamela Sharlach, SHS Cameron Sharlach, SHS

Boston University

Columbia University

Brown University

Cornell University

Jacqueline Clark, SHS Jessica Cohen, SHS Charlotte Rose Gurny, SHS Zoe Ewing, SHS Alex Maddon, SHS Rebecca Weiss, SHS

Brandeis University

Emily Chase, SHS Sam Cremieux, SHS Katie Fehrenbaker, SHS Bucknell University Rohan Gharekhan, SHS Caitlin D’Ambrosio, SHS Jane Glaser, SHS Daniel Patrizio, SHS Ian Koningsberg, SHS Nathan Ware, SHS Heather Martin, SHS Gabriela R. Schott, SHS Case Western University Grant Yaseen, SHS Marc Chase, SHS Karen Zaklama, SHS     Zach Kapner, SHS  

Carleton College Eliot Huh, SHS

Claremont McKenna College Lena Proctor, SHS

Colgate University

Michael Schwartz, EHS

Jaanvi Sachdeva, SHS Jenna Stewart, SHS

Adriana Joyce, SHS Kyle Koslowsky, SHS Eliza Shaw, EHS

Emily Brew, SHS Tamara Chapro, SHS Emma Cooper, SHS Matt Frankle, SHS Sydney Frydman, SHS Rafael Schott, SHS

CUNY Baruch College

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Adam Schwall, SHS

Elon University

Annie Rose Cohen, SHS Mollie Kerr, SHS

Emory University

Dartmouth College

Jonathan Behar, SHS Elizabeth LeBoyer, SHS Laura Pollack, SHS

Drexel University

Ryan Minster, SHS

Clement LaCoudre, SHS Greg Crowley, SHS Alex Quill, SHS

Sabrina Wirth, SHS

Duke University

Alexander Lane, SHS Tanvi Pabby, SHS Jake Roth, SHS

Franklin & Marshall College

Georgetown University Andrew M. Dell’Orto, Fordham Preparatory School

George Washington University Patrick Berl, SHS

Hamilton College Josie Blatt, SHS

Harvard College

Kendall Bensche, SHS Zack Gelles, SHS Andrew Halperin, SHS Caroline Kaufman, SHS Emily Markowitz, SHS Nivedita Ravi, SHS

Indiana University

Emily Hokin, SHS Sydney Lambert, SHS

Indigo Passariello, EHS

Adam Schwall, SHS Brian Sussman, SHS

Johns Hopkins University Tali Lesser, SHS

Lafayette College

Tanner McFarland, SHS

Lehigh University Emma Satin, SHS Erica Shapse, SHS Kyle Stern, SHS Ally Wolloch, SHS

Lewis and Clark College Zoë Millman, SHS

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Class of 2017 2017 made its mark, with accomplishments ranging from academics to sports, from the performing arts to community service. Taking great pride in their commitment to school spirit and the school motto, non sibi, they came together, volunteering, contributing, making a difference, and gaining confidence in themselves. We honor all our graduates – the little children we remember with love and the amazing young adults they've grown up to be, along with the wonderful parents, teachers, administrators, and school system that have nurtured them every step of the way. Take pleasure in your achievements, enjoy the summer, and follow your dreams! Photographs by Beverly Picker

Alex Quill, Eliot Stein, Dylan Roth, Lucy Glickman, Jessica Cohen, Julia Kayman, Tamara Chapro, Avi Altman and Agatha Chamlin

Kallen Cohane, Willow Malsch, Emily Hokin, Leah Glucksman and Sophia Rangaiah

Nicole Solomon receiving her diploma

Marykate Filos, Caroline Kelson, Chiaki Katoh and Rebecca Weiss

Soar Choi and Ariel Kachuro

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Where They’re Heading continued from page 15A

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gregory Kirchoff, SHS Roy Krishnan, SHS Joshua Radin, SHS

Savannah College of Art and Design

Thatcher A. Kaspers, SHS

Lara June Robinowitz, SHS

Curtis Kestenbaum, SHS Serena Pratt, SHS

Alexander Miller, SHS

Jack Ifrah, SHS

Louisa Blatt, SHS Claire Gillespie, SHS

Lauren Blum, SHS

Miami University

Miami University (Ohio) Ashley Barletta, SHS

Middlebury College Max Bosco, SHS Erin Nicholas, SHS Anna Spiro, SHS

Muhlenberg College Agatha Chamlin, SHS Sam Goldstein, SHS Allison Kaye, SHS

New York University

Carly Batt, SHS Adriana Nicolaievsky, SHS Kristen Tse, SHS

Northeastern University Chloe Gold, SHS

Northwestern University Alec Carroll, SHS Harris Gelblum, SHS Jessica Waldman, SHS

Skidmore College

University of Texas at Austin

Smith College

University of Vermont

SUNY Fredonia School of Music

Aaron Hersch, SHS

Syracuse University

Jack Baldinger, SHS Michael Berglass, SHS Nadja Dwyer, SHS Maya Estrin, SHS Rachel Gee, SHS Sabrina Knaack, SHS Brian Murphy, SHS Sophia Rangaiah, SHS Joseph A Saccomano III, SHS

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Stephen Nadler, SHS Matthew Stern, SHS

University of Richmond

University of Arizona, Tucson

University of Rochester

Avi Altman, SHS

Gal Cherki, SHS Jordie Cohen, SHS

Joy Ansell, SHS Matthew Flink, SHS Caroline Kelson, SHS Veronica Lago, SHS Rebecca Newman, SHS Chelsea Norman, SHS

Villanova University Alexander Luna, SHS

Christian Waterhouse, SHS

Washington University in St. Louis Alana Berson, SHS Ben Hezi, SHS Robbie Kramer, SHS Blake Siegel, SHS

Wellesley College

Hannah Fuehrer, SHS

Yale University

Laura Clapp, SHS Kate Donovan, SHS Jilly Mehlman, SHS Lauren Singer, SHS

Matt Rimland, SHS Carolina Stainfeld, SHS

University of Colorado at Boulder Jackson Susz, EHS

University of Delaware Jordan Speranza, EHS

University of Michigan Sydney Shah, EHS

Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications

Saint Michael’s College

Jonah Gray, SHS Katie Hirsch, SHS Nikki Solomon, SHS

Santa Clara University

Devin McDonald, SHS

Emma Coleman, SHS

Temple University

Clare O’Hara, SHS

Tufts University

Joshua Shaked, SHS

Tulane University

Jordan Aresu, SHS Alex Caione, SHS Michael Hoffman, SHS Dylan Libman, SHS Hayley Meisel, SHS Laura Morse, SHS Harrison Novick Chloe Shuster, SHS David Ziman, SHS

Union College Alex Lane, SHS

SHS grads toss their caps.

Derek Fairbairn, EHS

University of Chicago

Quinnipiac University

Lucy Glickman, SHS

Vanderbilt University

Harrison Bookner, SHS

Thomas Jacobson, SHS Samantha Leitner, SHS Willow Malsch, SHS Benjamin (Benny) Marcus, SHS Andrew Shenberg, SHS

Saint Joseph’s University

Abigail Drucker, SHS Leah Glucksman, SHS Jenna Marcus, SHS Noah Sklar, SHS Corey Waldman, SHS

Swarthmore College

Penn State University

Melinda Orengo, SHS

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mira Zelkowitz, SHS

Peter Miller, SHS

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Ellie Bezos, SHS David Garvelink, EHS Chloe Suzman, SHS

Dylan Doughty, SHS

Pace University

Andie Howell, SHS

University of Virginia

SUNY Albany

Cassie Davis, SHS

Ben Brody, SHS Scott Cohen, SHS Griffin Elkins, SHS Ross Kempner, EHS Sabeen Khan, SHS Maria Marginean, SHS Kira Mintzer, SHS Laura Elena RodriguesO’Connor, SHS Cooper Schneider, SHS Haley Sontag, SHS Bridget Stone, EHS Renee Stone, EHS Bradley Tatz, SHS

Keshav Rastogi, left, and Laura Clapp of SHS with their music teacher, Amadee Williams, after the ceremony.

University of New Hampshire

Victoria Sciortino, SHS

University of Notre Dame

Liam McPhillips, SHS

University of Pennsylvania

Julia Klayman, SHS Michael Landau, SHS Jonathan Schwartz, SHS William Steinberg, SHS

Sara Santaquilani, EHS


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Photos by Alan Zale


ressed in tuxedos and evening gowns, Scarsdale seniors showed off their prom finery for the cameras at the June 1 red carpet, pre-prom party hosted by the SHS PTA before heading off to Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle.

Jacqueline Clark and Samuel Cremieux

Josie Blatt and Ismail Ameen

Andrew Shenberg and Sam Leichtner

Serena Pratt and Sophie Fried

Emma Coleman and Robert Rolfe

Willow Paykin and Michael Salzinger

Jessie Kwong and Keshav Rastogi

Ashley Granieri and Michael Landbert

Erin Nicholas and Robbie Keith


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Edgemont High School PROM NIGHT Photos by Alan Zale


dgemont High School seniors, and some juniors, gathered at the junior/senior high school for pre-event photos June 8 before dancing and partying the night away at VIP Country Club in New Rochelle.

Steven Ranjan and Fiona Kelly

Vienna Chiu, Edmon Chu, Halle Tucker, Krishna Webber, Jenna Nadasdi and David Garvelink

Indigo Passariello and Gabriella Kaspi

Daniel Meglino and Cassie Sayegh

Parents capture the moments before sending their juniors and seniors off to prom.

James Brandfonbrenar and Rachel Bouard

Andrew Willams and Laurel Livansoki

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Moving Up SCARSDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Michael McDermott | ASSISTANT PRNCIPALS: Rochelle Hauge, Larry Chatzinoff Emily Aaron Zoe Aaron Noreen Abdelhamid Ethan Abraham Lauren Afran Jimena Aguilar Augusto Albuquerque Alexander Almeida Maxime Argenson Benjamin Armas Joshitha Arora Benjamin Assa David Attar Joseph Attia Joshua Bank Nolan Bansal Shreya Barlinge Madeline Beldner Katie Berdon Andrew Bernstein Charles Berridge Christopher Beyer Jaden Bharara Jordana Binday Aaron Bliss Evan Boccia Molly Bochner Joshua Bock Andrew Bohjalian Charlotte Bonanno Charlie Boockvar Alexander Braun Eve Braverman Katherine Braverman Andrew Broom Cameron Bruan Clara Cabrera Anabel Calderon Christian Capobianco Andrea Cardiel William Carey William Carnicelli Caroline Cavalier Lena Cengotitabengoa Curtis Chang Keerthana Chari Ryan Charland Sargio Charles Austin Chen Daniel Chiavenato Anna Cho Ahri Choe Calvin Chou Max Ciafardini Angelina Clark Hayden Claussen Roan Cochrane Alexander Coeytaux Cooper Cohen Sam Cohen Walter Jake Coleman Vanessa Comulada Caleb Copeland Daniel Coplan Arden Costello

Hudson Crane Charlotte Crowley Gabriella DiDomenico Jacob Dietz Justin DiSanto Natalie Dowd Alexa Doyle Noah EbnerBorst Danielle Eforo Edward Eforo Adrian Elimian Eliza Elman Eugenie Enders Sofia Epstein Daniel Esterman Archie Fanning Emily Felder Paul Ferragu Mariana Ferraz Margarida Ferreira Sasha Fischer Robert Fogel Jack Fried Alexandre Friedman Alex Gamba Olivia Gamba Jared Gendel Ashley George Joshua Glassman Anna Gold Scott Goldban Devin Goldman Isabella Goldman Emmett Goldstein Katherine Gray Luna Graziottin Jordan Green Lauren Greenberg Carter Gross Dylan Gross Samantha Gross Jordan Grossman Ethan Gu Courtney Guastafeste Vivian Guo Julia Gurden Andrew Hack Jacob Haftel Josephine Hahn Victoria Han John Hanish Emily Hansen Sara Hantgan Ethan Herz Cole Higgins Julian Higgins Emma Hochberg Haley Hockemeyer Benjamin Hoexter Faner Hong Isabel Horney Amy Hu Samuel Hurwitz Ella Isak Seth Jacobson

Elizabeth Hoexter photo

Eighth-graders gather in Scarsdale Middle School’s Great Hall June 6 to preview high school clubs at the after-school activities fair.

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Yoga Haven of Scarsdale instructor Jacqui Stix with Popham eighth-graders Simran Ruta, Natalie Shonfeld, Taylor Olender, Lily O’Hare, Danielle Degani, Anya Pabby and Eve Braverman. Stix taught relaxation techniques and yoga to students in May as part of the school’s wellness initiative.

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Congratulations to all the Graduates of 2017, from Kindergarten to University! From

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Benjamin Miller Jonah Miller Ryan Miller Maya Mistry Carson Mo Stella Mohlulis Johan Monge Jeffrey Morse Louise Mortreux Ryohei Nakamoto Minori Nakazawa Ashay Narayana Katarina Neishtadt Nicole Nema Rebecca Newman Peiling Niu Valentina Novaes Lillian O’Hare Dylan Oberst Daheun Oh Ryosei Okubo Taylor Olender Daniel Orad Sydney Ornstein

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Eliot Schrefer, center, author of “Endangered,” visited SMS in February. Pictured, left to right: Fountain eighth-graders Megan Lee, Lena Cengotitabengoa, Luca Schettino, Cameron Polesuk, Jacob Dietz and Matthew Knispel.

Margaret Trimarchi photo

For SMS Human Rights Day in January, Popham eighth-grade students raised money through the Red Bandanna Project for the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust. Pictured front row, left to right: Dan Coplan; Alison Crowther, speaker and former SMS alumna; Kathleen Connon, SMS Popham English teacher; and eighth-graders Elliot Weinbaum, Ben Hoexter, Minori Nakazawa, Danielle Degani, Natalie Schonfeld, Lily O’Hare and Dylan Tuchman. Back row: Noah Weber, Emmet Goldstein, Drew Rosen, Eric Rodriguez and Samantha Gross.

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Yoga Haven of Scarsdale visited SMS in May.

Margaret Trimarchi photo

Assistant Principal Rochelle Hauge, Principal Michael McDermott, Assistant Principal Larry Chatzinoff, Multicultural Committee co-chairman Monica Farha, Cooper House counselor Marjorie Najac and Multicultural Committee co-chairman Jing Lu at the SMS PTA multicultural luncheon in October.


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Moving Up EDGEWOOD SCHOOL Principal: Scott E Houseknecht | Teachers: Palmer DelMonaco, Michael Gluck and Stephanie Pinto Reid Armas Lucas Aulisi Adelia Bandsma Alexander Bates Nicholas Bates Jake Bonanno Ryan Chen Audrey Cheng Jack Ciafardini Isaac Coffey McKinley Conlan Henry Copeland Raymond Donovan Bingkun Duan Elizabeth Duignan Alexander Dyakin Charlie Ferdman Max Florin Alix Fourgoux Nina Franco Isabella Gentilini William Goh Jordan Harpster David Huang Tyler Hughson

Maya Isak Ralph Jones Sorin Kalashian Shannon Kelly James Kim Trevor Knopp Ryan Leitner Emily Levine Yasmina Levitsky Cole Liebowitz Leonard Lim Gabriela Lopez Brian Lourenco-Reis Raza Malik Justine Maresco Beatrice Martin Sajiv Mehta Max Meizlik Yui Mizoguchi Yuhi Nishigaki Chisa Ogaki Annalisa Pavone Tara Pillai Sophie Pymm Charlotte Raff

Ruth Rich Santiago Rudloff Roy-Jizo Rusengo Jai Ruta Yelena Sahakyan Noah Sanchez Antia Sannicandro Yuri Sato Wen Ling See Ryosei Seguchi Christina Semple Elahe Sherrell Ronak Sheth Conner Shigekawa Emily Smith Cole Sperling Sri Srinivasan Timothy Stoffels Max Timberger Charles Ulrich Leena Waterhouse Bailey Worsley Serena Wu Cayden Yang Ava Zerbo

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Cole Sperling, Wesleigh Ulrich and Max Florin

Edgewood fifth-graders assemble for their moving-up ceremony June 20.

Vanessa Stoffels photo

FOX MEADOW SCHOOL Principal: Duncan Wilson Teachers: David Besancon, Sydney Lipez and Kate Marshall Natalie Beldner David Binyaminov Harmony Bowes Patrick Chen Angela Chiang Leo Chu Zephyr Connolly Benjamin Dallal Kevin Daniel Alexander Duval Aaron Esterman Livi Frischer Jake Gordon Jack Greco Owen Gurekian Eibhlinn Harrigan-Hobbs Kathryn Harris Yikuan He Steven Hill Bryanna Huang Adelina Jiang Kevin Jiang Jack Johnson Henry Koevary Samantha Kofman Jade Kraut Thomas Kronenberg Siyolise Kweta Justin Laing Montgomery Lamb

William Langford Brandon Lassiter Emily Lehrburger Samantha Loeser Matthew Margolin Yuki Matsuoka Quinton Moats Katherine Munian Rhett Needleman Maya Orad Takuma Ozaki Natasha Pereira Kaitlyn Perry Zoe Pollack Olivia Rendon Tayt Rompala Claudia Rosenberg Katherine Sanchez Shosuke Sawabe Shunsuke Sawabe Evan Schiff Nikolaus Schmalhofer Kate Schmitter Anjali Schoetz Ava Shandler Seth Shelon Yusuke Shirata Thais Silva Chase Simon Olivia Smith

Imaad Uzun Umi vanderAar Taran Virdee Maya Vora Miles Walker Youchang Wang Kythira Weiss Myla Wollman Itsuki Yamanaka Yasmin Yogaratnam Alina Zhang

Scott Loeser photo

Fox Meadow Principal Duncan Wilson shakes hands with fifth-grader Chase Simon during the moving-up ceremony June 20.

Peggy Sanchez photo

Fifth-graders Katherine Sanchez, Yasmin Yogaratnam and Katherine Munian Natalie Beldner with Leo Chu leads the 2017 fifth-grade class during moving up.

Scott Loeser photo


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Moving Up GREENACRES SCHOOL Principal: Sharon Hill | Teachers: Francesca Erigo, Jeremy Guski, Michelle Lian, Heather McCarren and Rachel Witmer Antoine Argenson Constance Argenson Emily Attar Ayesha Bahl Raymond Bailey Danielle Barro Alexander Ben-Gera Drew Bender Amal Bilal Eimaan Bilal Alexander Booth Aidan Brennan Jacob Brown Carolyn Chen Jade D’Agostino Tyler DesChamps Lilly Distler Lauren Doherty Julianna Fang Samantha Fenigstein Jack Finegold Kay Fitzgerald Benjamin Flicker Annika Fuehrer Mili Fukada Chase Geringer Ellis Geringer Sydney Geringer Chloe Goldstein Kolbrun Gunnarsdottir Elliott Haddad

Hiroshi Hebner Anna Henry Caitlin Higgins Cody Hockemeyer Aaron Kahn Fiona Kantor Ethan Karp Matthew Knudsen Ariana Koenig Tommy Kornfeld Ella Krausz Zachary Kristol James Labans Kira Lee Sasha Levenson Gabriel Levy Christian Maganas Jesse Magidson Violet Martin Jack Matty Claire Matula-Osterman Deanna Matula-Osterman Henry McAllister Isabelle Mezger Sophie Miller Lev Mizukovski Anna Mae Mone William Nicholl Abigail O’Connell John O’Connell John Pappalardo

Fernanda Paz Kiara Perez Green Kyle Pidedjian Sahil Polepalle Harry Pontone Parth Rana Arjun Ratan Jessica Rechtschaffen Cameron Roberts Leon Rode Carlos Rodriguez Spencer Rosen Phoebe Schwarz Stephanie Sensel Hadley Shearer Mira Siegel Brady Silberfein Evan Smith Randee Smith Samuel Snyder Ariella Sobel Brendan Tang Jayden Tang Liv Tellmann Vanessa Thurman Lola Tirabassi Albert Wei Cameron Weismer Luke Williams Luke Xu

Varsha Mezger photo

Carolyn Chen, Ellis Geringer, Amal Bilal, Sydney Geringer, Liv Tellmann, Isabelle Mezger and Caitlin Higgins enjoy moving-up snacks.

Greenacres fifth-graders at moving up June 15

HEATHCOTE SCHOOL Principal: Maria R. Stile | Teachers: Christine Boyer, Ashley Cooper and Cristal Edwards Jose Alava Marino Lola Ansell Jonah Bansal Luc Birla Ivy Boockvar Nathan Breslow Bryan Chung Charlotte Cohen Corina DeOteiza Jasper Dorr Billie Eichel Abigail Etra Ronald Feng Drew Frank Leo Fried Mason Friedman Jack Froomberg Sam Gallo Olivia Gao William Gettinger Ryan Goldenberg Danielle Goldman Jackson Gordon Daniel Gray Taj Grewal Ella Hayes Megan Hodes

Christopher Hove Arthur Kertesz Harley Koch Matthew Kolb Janghee Lee Sophie Li Grant Lieberman Justin Liu Apollonia Lulgjuraj Arianna Makrakis Toniolo Braden Matusz Skylar Matusz Jack Mead Riley Meltz Noah Millard Griffin Miller Neha Nayakkar Leonardo Novaes Una O’Donnell Avani Palaniappan Rania Palaniappan Tyler Pierro Lily Quirke Maya Regenstreif Kenneth Ren Zachary Rosenberg Zachary Ruback

Rushman Schwartz Bora Secmen Sandy Shan Drew Siegel Maxine Silverman Beatrice Sladden David Staroselsky Joning Wang Lana Weiser Gabrielle Wiener Matthew Wong Rick Yang Elliott Zhang

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Top: Fifth-graders line up in the hallway before marching in for moving-up at Heathcote June 20. Bottom: Fifth-graders sing “Nothing More.”

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Moving Up QUAKER RIDGE SCHOOL Principal: Felix Gil | Teachers: Suzanne Burns, Amy Kenney, David Liebowitz and Mark Winston Monica Afran Ashley Allamby Noam Altman Aaron Anidjar Ronan Barnea Camryn Berdon Evelyn Black Sabrina Blasco Adam Blum Mitchell Broff Camryn Brosgol Alba Cabrera Christian Camaj Stella Canora Rachel Coplan Max Dinkin Nico Dowdall Sofia Feinstein Abby Feuerstein Ariella Fishman Noah Friedel Cole Gerson Eric Glaser

Spencer Goh Eliza Goldban Jacob Goldstein Ashley Gross Rebecca Gross Noah Grossberg Matthew Hantgan Dillon Harris Om Hira Julia Jhirad Jeremy Jiang Lucas Kantor Charlie Kapner Maya Katcher Sabrina Katz Luke Kermanshahchi Azlan Khan Shayna Klingsberg Allegra Kong Landon Krane Sophia Krembs Jacob Landis Beckett Landless

Scarsdale Inquirer/Jim MacLean photos

Above, Spencer Sarachek demonstrates part of his capstone project. Right, Quaker Ridge fifth-graders heading from their moving-up celebration June 20 to present their capstone projects to their friends and families.

Tamara Latzman Frederick Li Etel Malka Bryan Manheimer Taylor Mann Nina Maor Moises Marino Renee Marmon

Max McEvoy Alexander Meckler Lila O’Doherty Luke Polatsch Ryan Polesuk Etai Pollack Matthew Rothenberg Max Rubin

Spencer Sarachek Ava Schnipper Samuel Schwartz Max Siegel Peter Silver Alexei Sinyavin

Thalia Soerensen Madeline Stampfli Dylan Stein Lindsay Swedenburg Darius Toosi Abigail Underweiser

Alec Vickers Trisha Viswanathan Janani Vittal Tobias White Rikka Zendejas Rachel Zwaig

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Principal: Teresa Sopot | Teacher: Alexa Aparicio John Abrahams Christina Aprea Lauren Aylesworth Stephen Breen James Brone Joseph Capano Darin Carlin Elizabeth Connelly Catherine Drohan Joseph Fosella

Tiffany Hamcharran Charles Hicks Sofia Ippolito Emma Loos Tamia McPhatter Michael Mariani Jenna Napoli Chase Obriskie Marco Pansarella

Ava Paravati Michael Paravati Alessandra Perez Amani Rabadi Faith Ruby Dara Siviglia Alexandra Stella Grace Sullivan Anthony Tagliamonte

IHM eighth-graders at their graduation June 13

IHM graduate Amani Rabadi

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Jenna Napoli and Chase O’Briskie

John Abrahams, Christina Aprea and Lauren Aylesworth with their certificates

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Principal: Jennifer Allen | Teachers: Peter Khouri, Karen McGlade and Edward Salmon Justin Alexander Marisa Aratingi Ayan Barnwal Benjamin Blechman Sidney Burak Paulina Campanella Timothy Chan Richa Chaudhary Christopher Chen Justin Chen Ryan Connelly Jordan Ellenberg Peter Ellinikos Lily Falk Roxanne Fernandes Emily Ferraro Olivia Geller-Circujano Caitlin Gialleonardo Logan Gordon Skandan Gurumurthy David Han Evan Ho Uichan Jeong Uihyun Jeong Ryan Johns Jessie A Kaminskas Haris Karim Benjamin Kirsch Rachel Kitaygorodsky Sabrina Kizer Kyle Klion

Tony Kllobocishta Aarya Kumar Aaron Larit Daniel Lee Albert Li Chaemin Lim Ruby Luband Imran Malik Franco Milio II Ava Min Ariel Novominski Sonia Paraschac Milan Patel Katlin Preldakaj Anisha Rao Naina Ray Susanna Rieger Nathan Ripp Mya Romero Raj Savla Zoe Schuldenfrei Yukta Shah Ilhaan Sheikh Tyler Shelton Hirdhedyal Singh Daniel Strug Ben Tran Leah Vinodh Nuanyang Wang Coltrane Young Ian Yung

Photos by Alan Zale

Mya Romero, Ava Min and Ryan Johns recite the Pledge of Allegiance before singing “America the Beautful.”

Kindergarten students applaud their sixth-grade buddies, who are led by Uichan and Uihyun Jeong, as they head to the sixth-grade moving-up ceremony at the Greenville School.

Class representatives Olivia Geller, Anisha Rao and Justin Chen sing “How Far I’ll Go.”

Paulina Campanella and Ruby Luband are all smiles after receiving their certificates.

SEELY PLACE SCHOOL Principal: Carol L. Bartlik | Teachers: Amanda Barry, Dawn Curran, Tara Gallagher and Lindsay Lugo Kate Anderson Kasper Atkinson Daniel Bench Rachel Bernstein Samantha Bernstein Vansh Bokaria Dylan Buckser-Schulz Tyler Buckser-Schulz Nicole Camaj Joshua Dalal Sydney DePietto Ashleigh Druckenmiller Lea Esipov Conor Feldman Connor Fisher Yansi Foong Madison Frain Nathan Gaviser Milan Gialleonardo Matias Gisbert Manaar Gulrukh Jhonny Gutierrez Villa Juan Heredero Julia Hu Umar Jan Brandon Jeon Guillaume Jost Krishen Kakar

Emily Kakiage Kaitlyn Kane Taylor Kenney Davis Kim Eva Kim Reina Kondo Alexander Kronk Sarah Kronk Aryan Kumar Christian Lee Jae Won Lee Janice Lee Abigail Lewis David Litvak Ronik Malik Charlotte Mizerik Ella Mohamed Anisha Musti Nirvaan Nagaldinne Divya Nair Gabriella O’Reilly Ava Orlando Advait Palve Mae Parsons Nathaniel Parsons Anika Pattabhiraman Hudson Plattus Noah Plattus

Malia Reeves Owen Richmond Samuel Roman Kea Rutherford Juliana Sailer William Salsberg Rajan Sandhu Daniela Scheer Amanda Scherer Marc Sherer Ella Schneyer William Shah Tapan Sidhwani Ethan Sommers Brielle Suissa Lee Tamir Kimberly Tana Rebecca Theisen Ethan Thomas Rachel Vardi Lela Warrnock Zachary Warren Alexander WIlliam Vivien Wong Liyam Yaghoobzadeh Justin Yang Maxwell Yang Brady Yee

Photos by Alan Zale

Sixth-grade teacher Lindsay Lugo signs Jhonny Gutierrez-Villa’s graduation bear following the Seely Place School sixth-grade moving-up ceremony.

Gabriella O’Reilly, Lea Esipov and Rachel Vardi sing the sixth-grade graduation song, “I Was Here.”

Principal Carol Bartlik congratulates Owen Richmond and other graduates.

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Congratulations to our Class of 2017! French-American School of New York

This is just the beginning . We wish you all the best!

Here is where they are headed: USA

Barnard College Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Brown University Bryn Mawr College Davidson College Duke University Eckerd College Fordham University Georgetown University Harvard University Loyola Marymount University Manhattanville College New York Institute of Technology New York University Pratt Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Savannah College of Art and Design

Swarthmore College The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art The University of Texas, Austin Tufts University University at Buffalo The State University of New York University of California, Los Angeles University of Rochester University of Southern California Vassar College Wake Forest University Wesleyan University Yale University

ESCP Europe Business School IE University IESEG - School of Management Imperial College London Institut Catholique de Lille Institut supérieur de communication et publicité ISCOM Institute for Communications and Advertising IUT Montpellier La PACES de l'université Paris-Descartes CPGE MPSI Ginette Sainte Geneviève Sciences Po Paris- Campus de Reims Université de Brest Université Paris Sorbonne



Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III CPGE Lettres Fénelon École hôtelière de Lausanne École Polytechnique EDHEC Business School

Concordia University McGill University

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Jacob Stiel, as Willy Wonka, sings to the kids and their parents before entering the factory.

The Scarsdale High School senior class presented “Willy Wonka” Friday, May 19, directed by Catherine Chan with musical direction by Sofus Rose. Photos by Jim MacLean

The dance of the Oompa Loompas

Jacob Stiel singing as Willy Wonka

Jacob Stiel, Zach Brenner and Devin Lilly ride the elevator in the final scene.

Jon Schneider plays the role of The Candy Man. Top, SHS seniors Devin Lilly, Aggie Chamlin, Liam McPhillips and Spencer Schell. Bottom, Tamara Chapro, Emma Satin and Katelyn McCarthy as the grandparents.

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The Scarsdale Inquirer Congratulates the Class of 2017 and honors the recipients of the 2017 Scarsdale Inquirer Award for Journalistic Excellence

Amal ahmed and chloe yoon of Edgemont Alternative School and Sydney lambert of Scarsdale High School Alternative School as well as our Scarsdale High School interns julia klayman, Kate donovan, greg crowley and matthew frankle, SAS and

uirer of 2017


rahams of n College with a exuality studies.

margot elise abrahams Daughter of Steven and Valerie Abrahams of Mamaroneck. Graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts in women’s, gender and sexuality studies.

ale Inquirer The Scarsdale Inquirer P.O. Box 418 • 14 Harwood Court, Suite 510, Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-725-2500 •

A special section of The Scarsdale Inquirer P.O. Box 418, Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-725-2500 Publisher Deborah G. White Section Editor Valerie Abrahams Editorial Assistants Julia Klayman, Sandy Greene Art Director Katherine Potter Ad Sales Thomas O’Halloran, Marilyn Petrosa, Francesca Lynch

Cover photo Jim MacLean ©2017 S.I. Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the Publisher’s written permission.

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CollegeGraduates Bowdoin College Jono Gruber, BS

Mathematics; Computer science minor

Jack Hewitt, BA

Government and legal studies

Brandeis University Annie Abrams, BA

Environmental studies, anthropology double major; economics minor Magna cum laude

Jason Ketih Altabet

Bucknell University Jacob Levine Dannah Strauss Jonah Winston Colby College Lawrence Patrizio, BA Computer science major, economics minor

College of the Holy Cross Bradley Maxfield Kearse, BA John Richard Roque, BA

Cornell University Julie Barbera, BS

Human development with a concentration in neuroscience Magna cum laude

Dartmouth College Allison Benedict, BA Economics

Samuel Natbony

Dickinson College Margot Abrahams, BA

Women’s, gender and sexuality studies

Rebecca Loren Lipset, BA Psychology

Emory University Caroline Holmes, BS

Physics and biology double major Highest honors, Emory Scholar, NIH Computational Neuroscience Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa, Lucius Lamar McMullan Award

Hamilton College Jonathan Capelin, BS

Chemistry Magna cum laude, departmental honors

Isaac Kirschner, BA

Economics and world politics Cum laude, departmental honors

Patrick Baker

Daniel Manson

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Joshua Natbony

Union College Jacqueline Aboulafia, BA

Doctor of Medicine

Political science Cum laude

Lafayette College Adam Nussbaum, BA

University of Chicago Elisabeth Huh, BA

Economics Finance certificate

Loyola University Maryland Christopher Disanto, BBA Accounting

Jacqueline Herrero, BA Spanish

Cailin Murphy, BA History

Nicholas Pottenger, BBA Business administration

Miami University in Ohio Julia Coleman, BA Psychology; marketing and Spanish minors

Notre Dame Kathryn Cotter, BA

International economics; Education, Schooling and Society minor Cum laude

Pace University’s Lubin School of Business Patrick Baker, double BA Finance, Human Resources Management Magna cum laude, inducted into two national and two international honors societies, including Beta Gamma Sigma

Quinnipiac University Nicholas Occhicone, BA Criminal justice

Fundamentals Phi Beta Kappa, student marshal, general honors

University of Massachusetts Amherst Dylan LoBue, BA Communication

University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College Benjamin Rimland, MA Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania Samuel Natbony, BA

Political science Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society, Summa cum laude

University of Rochester School of Arts, Sciences & Engineering Jason Keith Altabet, BA

Economics, political science double major Phi Beta Kappa; Honors of Distinction in Economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Citation of Special Achievement; Barry Rapport Prize; Political science high honors; James D. McGill Memorial Prize

Marshall School of Business Marshall Honors

Swarthmore College Daniel Manson, BA

Villanova University Christina Dell’Orto, BA

Syracuse University, Douglas Jesse Halloway, BS

Wesleyan College Yuki Hebner, BA

Political science

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Magna cum laude

Tufts University Hannah Steinberg, BS

Psychology and child development Summa cum laude

Joshua Natbony

Julie Barbera

University of Southern California Alec Quintalino, BS


Jonathan Simonides, BS

Caroline Holmes


Molecular biology and biochemistry

Joseph Koshakow, BA

Computer science and economics

Williams College Samantha Polsky, BA

Economics, Art History and Practice double major

Adam Nussbaum

Margot Abrahams

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Greenacres Elementary School Son of Mary Brennan Grandson of Eileen Brennan


ALEXANDRA EMMERMAN University of Michigan Daughter of Hillary Emmerman

Scarsdale High School Son of Michele Lilly

Scarsdale High School Son of Laura Miller

Colorado State University, Fort Collins Warner College of Natural Resources Grandson of Lynne & Merrell Clark









University of Delaware Son of Jo-Ann Corona

Gordon JCC Nashville Preschool Grandson of Susan Resnick

University of Michigan Granddaughter of Sheila Stone

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Muhlenberg College BA in Political Science Daughter of Karen Chapro

Scarsdale High School Daughter of Karen Chapro


Mamaroneck High School Daughter of Michele Alfano


Scarsdale High School Daughter of Joanne Shapse

Vanderbilt University Grandson of Sheila Stone


SUNY New Paltz Granddaughter of Fran Buehler


Edgemont High School Granddaughter of Sheila Stone

University of Bristol, U.K Masters in Nutrition, P.A & Public Health Daughter of Claire Civetta


Scarsdale High School Daughter of Avital Soldatenko


Schechter Westchester High School Daughter of Janice Tanner

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