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Congratulations Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!  We will miss you. If you would like to watch the ceremonies, please click here.  Also, please enjoy the press release below.

RFH Class of 2020 Finally Walks the Dias 

On a beautiful, sunny and hot Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, approximately 230 extraordinary students sat together but socially distanced, for the last time as they celebrated their commencement from Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, in one of two very unique ceremonies held on RFH’s baseball field.  

In keeping with Governor’s Murphy’s mandates on graduation ceremonies in light of COVID-19, graduates were honored in two separate ceremonies to keep attendance under the 500 person limit.  With different speeches by Dr. Tracy Handerhan, principal, and Ms. Debra Gulick, superintendent, and different speakers in each, seniors (split in half) were invited to attend both ceremonies to celebrate each other’s accomplishment, while parents attended only the ceremony during which their student’s name was actually called. Though in-person attendance was limited, the ceremony was live-streamed for all family members, friends, staff, and the community to watch and celebrate.  

Valedictorian Amanda Dym, Class of 2020 president Michael Cushing and Student Government President Peyton Ming, took turns addressing their fellow graduates, parents, Board of Education members, and a small group of staff and administrators in attendance.  Each spoke (or rather, Ming rapped his entire speech) about the uniqueness of the circumstances surrounding their senior year, the memories, expected and unexpected, that students have made and the perseverance required of them as they venture into an unpredictable world.  

Despite the nontraditional circumstances surrounding the close of the school year, the absence of faculty and other family and friends, the efforts to preserve some elements of tradition for the Class of 2020 paid off...the students were beaming with pride as they donned their purple and white for the last time officially as RFH bulldogs!  Congratulations to the Class of 2020!  Perhaps more than ever, this will be a senior year that they’ll never forget!

Sarah Fitzgerald, RFH Press Release Writer or 732-842-1597 x. 277