Beacon High School Names Top Students

Beacon High School will hold its annual graduation ceremonies at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls.

Brinas and Lewis (Photo by Lori LaDue)

Kalina Brinas, Valedictorian

Brinas will attend UCLA, where she will study the social sciences. Her artwork has been shown in several local galleries and she was recently recognized by the state Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with three gold and four silver keys.

Through high school, Brinas was a member of the youth ballet at the Hudson River Performing Arts Center in Fishkill and took part in its annual fall ballet production since she was a kindergartener at Glenham Elementary. In May, she played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, The Ballet.

Brinas, who also excelled at mathematics, volunteered with the New York City Marathon and Project Linus and is a vegan activist.

Ella Lewis, Salutatorian

Lewis will attend the University at Buffalo to study mechanical engineering.

As a member of the Beacon Players, she was the stage manager for the club during her junior and senior years, managing five shows, including Peter Pan and The Who’s Tommy. She also participated in band for four years as a flutist. Lewis also took ballet and modern dance classes for 10 years at Ballet Arts Studio and performed with the Duchess Dance Company during her sophomore year.

Sydney DiGregorio, Valedictorian (CTI)

DiGregorio studied culinary arts/restaurant management at the Career and Technical Institute at Dutchess BOCES, where she was a member of the National Technical Honor Society.

Beacon High School Class of 2017

Sarah Abdo
Tyler Acuti
Justin Alston
Joseph Antonio
Tionne Arroy
Kristina Ban
Olivia Banks
Julia Barnett
Diana Barriga
Emily Bautista
Tamia Benekin
Dennis Benitez III
Alexander Benson
Brittany Bethea
Khadija Lela Bolding
Michael Bonanno
Tiara Boone
Matthew Bozsik
Kalina Brinas
Jah-Amor Brito
Kendall Brooks
Nyiem Brown
Courtney Burke
Jerome Burton
Amber Butler
Sierra Caban
Alex Callaway
Bradley Camacho Delgado
Elena Camilo
Jorge Campos
Emilia Capalbo
Angie Castano Giraldo
Nina Catalano
Mariama Ceesay
Royal Ciancanelli
Steve Coaxum
Tyrese Collins
Keyshawn Cook
Remy Coris
Cassidy Coulter
Amanda Creighton
Giovanni Curtis-Dudley
Izdihar Dabashi
Andre’ Daniels
Andre Davis II
Kyle Davis
Gabrielle DeMaria
Sydney Dexter
Analiese Diaz
Markcus Diaz
Mateo Diaz
Sydney DiGregorio
Sadie DiRubbio
Amara Douglas
Jalen Echandy
Dean Eckert
Scott Eickler
Claire Emmett
Raiven Encarnacion
Esai Escoto
Branden Evans
Zuleyka Feliz
Joseph Ferrone
Matthew Foster
Elyse Fox
Deirdre Franks
Amanda Fultz
Francis Fusco
Brandon Gacer
Asa Garner
Leah Garrett
Arena George
Markee Glover
Alexa Glusker
David Gonzalez
Liam Green-Arnone
Janaya Hall
Jordan Haran
Andrea Hart
Myles Harvey
Oji Haynes
Kevin Heady
Emma Henderson
Lauren Hernandez
Symone Hinson
Allyson Hockler
Harold Hulse
Ema Jacketti
Simon Jefferson Jr.
Krista Jempty
Nikolai Jordan
Bradley Karsch
Richard Kish
Kajal Kohli
Sierra Kolozy
Dionte’ KomisarAdam Lagomarsini
Travis Lagomarsini
Alexander Laird
Sean Landers
Eric Landisi
Mariah Leonard
Dominique Lewis
Ella Lewis
Savannah Lombardi
Eliana Lotero
Gabrielle Lucas
Mark Luhcs II
Andrew Lukan
Carley Lyons
Ashley Mangru
Yarenis Marin
Dillon Maupin
Ryan McKeon
Cheyenne McNeil
Elijah McRae
Lauren Mesorana
Deanna Meyer
Destiny Minto
Benjamin Morgan
Michael Morrison
Brittany Moschetto
Marie Murnane
Kevin Murphy
Jessica Musacchio
Gianna Notaro
Neo Nxumalo
Nicholas Oakley
Davion Omari
Peter Ostrow
Heledy Pagan Quiles
Jared Palm
Jarek Panko
Rhiannon Parsaca
Michael Patchen
Meera Patel
Jean Pena
Kaysea Pinczes
Justin Plimley
Destiny Plummer
Autumn Purdy
Gabriella Puri
Isdrael Ramon
Jamilyah Reed
Keyshawn Reid-Espinal
Mia Reid-Espinal
Bianca Resendiz
Christopher Richards Jr.
Liann Romine
Eboni Rowe
Erin Rowe
Michael Rutkoske Jr.
Erick Samayoa
Destiny Sanchez
Jeremiah Santiago
Matthew Santos
Kathryn Scheppa
Lauren Schetter
Emma Schiffer
Lauren Schneider
Rebecca Scofield
Casie Scully
Stefon Seward
John Sgorbissa
Savannah Shields
Cameron Shorey
Madeline Simmonds
Brandon Simon
Tahmia Sims
Shazeek Smith
Alayza Soto
Samuel Soto
Joseph St. George
Halley Sylvester
Elijah Szantyr
Yvette Tirado
Vince Trinajstic
Cynthia Tseng
Cassandra Ulrich
Christopher Van Buren
Adrian Vasquez
Jose Vasquez
Imani Washington
Everton Watson
Alandra Williams
Forever Williams
Joshua Yeaple
Justin Young

 List current as of June 14