The 110th commencement ceremony took place at Southold High School Saturday afternoon as the class of 2016 bid farewell to the school many of them had attended since kindergarten.
The ceremony began with a poignant moment of silence in memory of Ronan Guyer, their classmate who died in 2012. An empty chair on stage held flowers in remembrance of Ronan. The audience was also asked to remember boys basketball coach Phil Reed, who died earlier this year.
Dozens of awards, scholarships and bonds totaling over one million dollars were handed out and the choir sang for the attendees.
Finally, after students received their diplomas they met on the front steps of the school for the traditional mortar board toss.