The Schreiber High School Class of 2008 streamed onto the high school athletic field on an overcast and humid June 27. However, the shine from these youngsters made up for the lack of sun that day.
In an emotional speech, Schreiber Assistant Principal David Miller, who shepherded these students throughout their four years of high school, spoke of how the class had a bit of a rocky start with pranks, etc. However, he quickly added that the class of 2008 was an "outstanding," one. Mr. Miller and the graduates appeared to have a very strong bond, as evidenced in the standing ovation the kids gave to him after he spoke.
Schreiber Principal Jay Lewis noted that with the exception of two students, the entire class was able to graduate. Moreover, 235 students earned advanced Regents diplomas, 112 with honors; and 104 graduated with Regents diplomas. Mr. Lewis noted that it was one of the highest percentages on record.
Extolling some of the other accomplishments of this year's graduating class, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Geoff Gordon advised that it can boast nine conference/county championships. However, he is most proud of the school because it earned the Long Island Sportsmanship Award, being the first out of 57 districts.
We wish all the newly minted alumnae all the best in all of their future endeavors.