The Palm Beach Virtual School held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016 on Friday, May 13 at the Meyer Auditorium at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.
The graduation ceremony was presided over by Principal Debra Johnson and Assistant Principal Juliana Davis. Palm Beach County School Board members in attendance included Marcia Andrews, Karen Brill and Chuck Shaw, as well as Assistant Superintendent Karen Whetsell.
Speeches were made by valedictorian Talia Fradkin and salutatorian Ciara Ramirez. Fradkin urged her classmates to be “doers and achievers” and to make a difference in the world.
“As virtual school students, we are a new generation of students, a breed determined to design and mold our own educational footprint, fueled by the internet but powered by curiosity and self-motivation,” Fradkin said.
Guidance Counselor Janel Holley concluded with congratulations for the new graduates and best wishes for the future.
ABOVE: Palm Beach Virtual School Class of 2016 graduates and staff enjoy the moment.