07/03/16 5:00am
07/03/2016 5:00 AM

In her commencement address, Mattituck High School valedictorian Katherine Hoeg recalled learning one of life’s great lessons. When she started high school she couldn’t wait to graduate; now, she is saddened by the thought of leaving the people and school she came to love. Also present at the graduation were members of the 25th anniversary Class of 1991, including class president Jennifer Foster, who gave a funny, well-written speech; and members of the 50th anniversary Class of 1966, including Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Susie. Special recognition went to 50-year alumna Carol McCaffrey and granddaughter Cecilia Stevens, who graduated with honors and numerous scholarships. Here’s to the Class of 2016. May your lives be filled with great discoveries and much success! As salutatorian Jack Dufton said, quoting Dory from “Finding Nemo”: “Keep on swimming!” Congratulations and God bless!