Graduation Special
July 2014

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      On Tuesday, June 24th, Renaissance graduated its 16th class of seniors!  From our first graduating class of 16 students in 1999, to the 45 graduates in the CLASS OF 2014, we are proud to have helped hundreds of NYC kids receive a great education and steer them towards a career or further education.  This year, 96% of our graduates are heading off to college.  Read on to find out where they are going and to get updates on some of this year's graduation class highlights, for both our seniors and our 8th graders who are "Stepping Up" into high school!
High School Graduation, June 24, 2014

Renaissance's Class of 2014 held their graduation on Tuesday, June 24th, in the Louis Armstrong Middle School Auditorium at 12:30 PM. 

The mistress and master of ceremony were Sandra Fritz and Jose Mane. Ernest Logan of the Council of School Administrators, pictured above right with Principal Stacey Gauthier, gave a stirring keynote address.

Salutatorian Yaneysi Rivas (left) and Valedictorian Stephanie Maung
         The student speeches were heart-felt in their promises to keep the memories of Renaissance student life alive through friendships that will endure beyond high school and into a future that includes college, jobs, and the coming summer to prepare for the next step forward.
Tiffany Manley was given the TRCS Spirit Award; an award that is chosen by the HS faculty to the senior who most embodies the TRCS Spirit, with caring, courage and passion.

       The TRCS Jazz Band, led by Everett Boyd, performed two numbers, and the seniors themselves performed a medley of Kanye West songs--but the highlight of the ceremony was, of course, the Class of 2014 slide-show of photos and video from baby-hood to graduates, assembled by Gabriela Jimenez and Leonardo Borja.

       Our students will be attending a wide variety of schools and we want to shout out our National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society members, wearing the gold stoles. Tenzin Dechin will be attending Cornell University with a Gates Millenium Scholarship, and Rulaiha Taylor will be leaving for Dickinson College on a Posse Scholarship.

Class of 2014 Colleges:
University of New Haven, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, LaGuardia CC, LIU Brooklyn Campus, Hunter College, NYC College of Technology, Borough of Manhattan CC, Penn State, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Baruch College, City, Buffalo State University, York College, Queens College, SUNY Albany, Binghamton, NYU, John Jay College, Adelphi University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Queensborough CC, Dickinson College, and Brooklyn College!    

Happy Grads and Happy Families -


High School Prom
Our graduates had a wonderful time dancing the night away at the Senior Prom at Jericho Terrace.  Everyone looked so beautiful (and handsome!) and a great time was had by all!

Class of 2014 Prom Memories


Middle School Stepping Up
      On Wednesday June 25th, our 8th grade students and families celebrated "Stepping Up" to high school! The day began with a PTA sponsored breakfast and the entrance of colors Peace Patrol Flag Bearers 7th graders Ella Shea and Juan Toban.

    Principal Stacey Gauthier spoke, as did students Savina Testi,  Kilala Vincent, Raphael Buenaventura, Samdup Ukyab and Andres Aguirre, the Middle School Student Council President.  In between speeches was an Audio Visual Production by Ram, Middle School math teacher, poetry readings by Matthew Torres and Karina Zepeda, as well as a performance by the MS Girls Band.

     High School social studies teacher (and Renaissance alumni!) Jose Mane gave a Welcome to High School speech, and we are happy that over 90% of our middle school students will be attending our high school!  Spanish Teacher Helen Zumaeta was the guest speaker.  A special thanks goes to our Masters of Ceremonies Beau Garcia and Luisa Uriarte.

          Awards were given out in all subjects, including arts and sports.  Following the ceremony, everyone proceeded to the Media Center for cake and distribution of certificates, awards & photo opportunities - and to go get ready for the Middle School Prom!
Middle School Prom
        On June 25th the Middle School graduates celebrated at Bruno's on the Boulevard.  Our graduates and chaperones looked splendid!

It was a great chance to hang with friends.......
....and dance the night away......

There were special Prom Awards.....

....And the Prom Prince and Princess were crowned.





















Even the chaperones had a great time! Thanks Amanda, Helen, Marlen, Megan, Pierre and Ram!

        Congratulations to our 8th grade students - and new high school students.  And thanks to all the parents, staff and PTA who helped to make the Stepping Up Ceremony and Middle School Prom a day to remember!  

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