Accolades abounded as Division Avenue High School seniors from the Class of 2018 were recognized in front of administrators, board of education members, faculty and loved ones during the school's annual Senior Awards Night on June 5.
Students received scholarships and awards for their exceptional academic, art, athletic and musical abilities, along with their leadership skills, service and character. Scholarships and awards were generously provided by the Levittown community members, faculty, Division Avenue alumni and various local and school organizations.
The special evening, coordinated by guidance counselor Elizabeth Thompson, was hosted by guidance and counseling chairperson Mark Curtiss who introduced Principal John Coscia at the start of the ceremony. Coscia praised the seniors for their hard work and for their service to the high school and the community during the course of their high school career.
"On this stage tonight are the achievers, the dreamers, the doers," he said. "They arrive every day to not merely go through the motions but to take each day by the horns and attack through their deepest passions, desires and intellect."
Throughout the evening, scholarship and award recipients were called upon the stage where they were praised for their positive impacts. Speakers pinpointed their recipient's strengths and how they reflected the meaning of the scholarship or award that they handed out. In addition, valedictorian Joy Kim and salutatorian Charles Mauro were formally acknowledged. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the seniors and all in attendance were welcomed to a reception in the school's cafeteria to celebrate the students' accomplishments.