Fourteen students from Island Park who are current seniors at Long Beach High School have completed the challenging and enriching International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Island Park Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and members of Board of Education joined those from the Long Beach Public Schools’ Administration and Board for a recognition ceremony held on May 31 in the high school’s auditorium.
Stoles were presented to students who have completed two higher-level and three standard-level International Baccalaureate courses, internal assessments, external exams, Theory of Knowledge course, extended essay and 150 hours of community service this year, a monumental task on top of an already challenging high school academic program.
The event featured risktaking as the theme, as this is one of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits. International Baccalaureate classes, known for their academic rigor, encourage students to be well-balanced, caring, reflective, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded and communicative inquirers, thinkers and risktakers.
Seniors from Island Park collectively comprise approximately 20 percent of Long Beach High School’s entire 71-member IB Diploma Candidate Class of 2018. Congratulations to Tyler Aitchison, Matteo Camarda, Kathryn Cleary, Danielle DiCristi, Dylan Harrington, Richard Lilly, Xiomara Lopez-Leon, Daroma Persaud Samantha Reichert, Emmaluisa Riano, Darcy Roman, Vincent Saciolo, Stella Smith and Taneka Tucker.