Officials present diplomas to 359 students during Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's Class of 2013 commencement ceremony at Hofstra University on June 15, 2013.
Principal Kathleen Valentino addresses the Class of 2013
Principal Kathleen Valentino addresses the Class of 2013 during the Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's commencement at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
Annie Park, the University of Southern California golf
Annie Park, the University of Southern California golf prodigy who won the Nassau boys' high school tournament in 2012, returns to participate in the commencement exercises for Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School. Park, 18, completed high school in December and qualified for the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Women's Open. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
"May the force be with you" was Kim Kratzer's message to fellow members of Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's Class of 2013 during their commencement at Hofstra University. She won the Art Supervisors Association senior scholarship. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)

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Band members from the Class of 2013 join
Band members from the Class of 2013 join their orchestra for a final performance during the Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's commencement at Hofstra University. The musical interlude was an excerpt from "The Maelstrom." (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
Valedictorian Liam Lang, who will attend Hofstra Honors
Valedictorian Liam Lang, who will attend Hofstra Honors College, speaks to his fellow members of Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's Class of 2013 during their commencement at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
Senior class president Alexander Crawford speaks to his
Senior class president Alexander Crawford speaks to his fellow members of Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's Class of 2013 during their commencement at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
Former PTA president Cindy Mulz presents her son,
Former PTA president Cindy Mulz presents her son, Christopher Mulz, with his diploma during the Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School graduation at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
Mike Pappas, president of the Levittown school board,
Mike Pappas, president of the Levittown school board, presents a diploma to Justin Perez, the son of his late NYPD partner, during the Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's commencement ceremony at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)

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Members of Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's Class
Members of Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School's Class of 2013 rise to complete their commencement at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
Members of the Class of 2013 celebrate their
Members of the Class of 2013 celebrate their graduation from Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School during a ceremony at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)
Nicole Pappas and her cousin Christopher Pappas, center,
Nicole Pappas and her cousin Christopher Pappas, center, join family friend Justin Perez following their Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School graduation. Christopher Pappas' father, Mike Pappas, is Levittown school board president and presented all three with their diplomas during the commencement at Hofstra University. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Frank Posillico)