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Pawling High School Sends Off Class Of 2016

Members of Pawling High School's Class of 2016 sing a rendition of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at their commencement.
Members of Pawling High School's Class of 2016 sing a rendition of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pawling High School celebrated its Class of 2016 on Friday with its commencement.
Pawling High School celebrated its Class of 2016 on Friday with its commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pawling High School held its 2016 commencement on Friday. Pictured are members of the class performing a rendition of the national anthem.
Pawling High School held its 2016 commencement on Friday. Pictured are members of the class performing a rendition of the national anthem. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pawling High School celebrated its Class of 2016 on Friday with its commencement.
Pawling High School celebrated its Class of 2016 on Friday with its commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pawling officials give round of applause at the 2016 high school commencement.
Pawling officials give round of applause at the 2016 high school commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Alexander Fogarasi, Pawling High School's 2016 salutatorian, gives his address at the commencement.
Alexander Fogarasi, Pawling High School's 2016 salutatorian, gives his address at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A member of Pawling High School's Class of 2016 performs a solo as part of a rendition of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at the commencement.
A member of Pawling High School's Class of 2016 performs a solo as part of a rendition of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Daniel DelBalzo announces the senior class gift, which is a row of cherry trees to be planted by the path that connects Pawling High School and Pawling Middle School.
Daniel DelBalzo announces the senior class gift, which is a row of cherry trees to be planted by the path that connects Pawling High School and Pawling Middle School. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Elisabeth Clemmons, Pawling High School's 2016 valedictorian, delivers her address at the commencement.
Elisabeth Clemmons, Pawling High School's 2016 valedictorian, delivers her address at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Pawling High School's Class of 2016 give a round of applause at their commencement.
Members of Pawling High School's Class of 2016 give a round of applause at their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pawling High School Principal Helen Callan , right, speaks at the 2016 commencement while Pawling Schools Superintendent William Ward looks on.
Pawling High School Principal Helen Callan , right, speaks at the 2016 commencement while Pawling Schools Superintendent William Ward looks on. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A packed crowd fills Pawling High School's gym for the 2016 commencement.
A packed crowd fills Pawling High School's gym for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A newly minted Pawling High School graduate receives her diploma at the 2016 commencement.
A newly minted Pawling High School graduate receives her diploma at the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A newly minted Pawling High School graduate receives his diploma at the 2016 commencement.
A newly minted Pawling High School graduate receives his diploma at the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

PAWLING, N.Y. -- Pawling High School celebrated its Class of 2016 on Friday evening at its commencement

The school, which held its 66th-annual commencement, bid farewell to its newly minted graduates inside a packed gym.

Members of the graduating class performed renditions of the national anthem and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Paul Simon, while the school's band performed a rendition of a piece by Bach.

Alexander Fogarasi delivered the salutatory address, while Elisabeth Clemmons delivered the valedictory address.

Class member Daniel DelBalzo announced this year's class gift, which is a row of cherry trees to be planted alongside a path that connects Pawling High School with Pawling Middle School.

Photos of the commencement are attached to this article.

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