NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- North Bergen High School will hold its Graduation Ceremony for the 558-student Class of 2019 on Tuesday, including members of the school’s first-ever S.T.E.M. Academy cohort which began four years ago.
The event will feature speeches from Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco and Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter and NBHS Principal Richard Locricchio, as well as the school’s Valedictorian Riyakumari Jain and Salutatorian Yahira Herrera.
The ceremony will come to a bittersweet end with the “Senior Reflections” featuring a poem by student Cristy Garcia, which she wrote in her creative writing class.
The S.T.E.M. Academy was founded in 2015 at NBHS. It includes 10 graduating students: Christine Adewale, Wayne Bertrand, Eliel Esquivel, Andrew Fuentes, Yahira Herrera,Riyakumari Jain, Cristina Morocho, Nidhi Parekh, Marianna Said and Sebastian Tapia.
Officials say, of the top 25 students in the graduating class, 22 students will be attending New Jersey based colleges and universities. Superintendent Solter also noted that if there is less than favorable weather, the ceremony will be held in two parts, alphabetically at the North Bergen High School gym.
**Who:** North Bergen High School graduating class of 2019 and their families, Mayor Nicholas
Sacco, Superintendent George Solter,
**What:** North Bergen High School Class of 2019
**When:** June 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. until approximately 12 p.m.
**Where:** Bruins Stadium, 9003 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, N.J. 07047