Across the state, thousands of students are graduating as part of the 2022 class and NJ Advance Media will be sending photographers to dozens of high school graduates over the course of the month.
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Nearly 385 students graduated from Atlantic City High School on Wednesday. The graduation ceremony was held at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Honors student Ariana Haider and Faithful Expert Isabella Simpson spoke to fellow alumni, teachers, family and friends.
Principal Constance Days Chapman, a 2003 graduate of Atlantic City High School, gave a message of hope and inspiration to the graduating students.
“I have survived — and some even thrive — through a pandemic,” said Dais Chapman. “You can do anything and be anything.”
Keynote speaker Dr. Leroy Staggers, President of Morris College, announced $11,000 scholarships for three students—Christopher Butler, Nekera Gantz, and Lowe City—that cover first-semester tuition fees.
Also in attendance were Chapter Chair Maria della Pena, as well as Eliana Alzate, Dylan Colmon, Grace Dechert, Anthony Ford, Amir Jones, Angels Maldonado, Lily Moore, Jonathan Oseguera-Carmona and Long Trung.
The top ten students—Ariana Haider, Isabella Simpson, Janine Al-Masry, Arika Hassan, Lily Chan, Souad Swam, Oishi Hayat, Sam Nahidul Islam, Lisa Trang Tran and Jason Chandler—read the names of the graduates while awarding the diplomas.
Our coverage of this year’s high school graduation can be found at nj.com/graduation.
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