Photos from McGann-Mercy graduation ceremonies in Riverhead

06/06/2014 4:00 PM |
Mercy graduates move their tassels during Thursday's commencement ceremony in Riverhead. (Credit: Robin Bay)

Mercy graduates move their tassels during Thursday’s commencement ceremony in Riverhead. (Credit: Robin Bay)

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School’s Class of 2014 graduated Thursday evening, marked by a commencement ceremony and liturgy in the Riverhead Catholic school’s auditorium and chapel.

The liturgy was presided over by the school’s chaplain, the Rev. Gerald Cestare.

The 2014 valedictorian, Morgan O’Neill of Center Moriches, and Grace Mazzeo of Riverhead, the salutatorian, also addressed the class, which consisted of 96 students.

Honors and awards were presented by the school’s principal, Carl Semmler, and assistant principal, Lisa Navarra.

Diplomas were conferred by Bishop William Murphy.

Mercy students hail from as far east as Montauk and Greenport and as far west as Patchogue and Port Jefferson, school officials said. The students received more than $16.2 million in scholarship offers, and 97 percent of graduates will be pursuing post-secondary studies or serve in the military.

Mercy grads toss their caps. (Credit: Robin Bay)

Mercy grads toss their caps. (Credit: Robin Bay)

Art teacher Michele McLoughlin helps Kimberly Quiros (center) with her gown as Alexander Scharff waits. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Art teacher Michele McLoughlin helps Kimberly Quiros (center) as Alexander Scharff waits. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

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