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North Salem High School Bids Adieu To Class Of 2016

An excited North Salem High School graduate readies for the 2016 commencement.
An excited North Salem High School graduate readies for the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
North Salem High School's 2016 graduates march to their commencement.
North Salem High School's 2016 graduates march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 graduated on Monday.
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 graduated on Monday. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 graduated on Monday.
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 graduated on Monday. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
North Salem High School's 2016 graduates march to their commencement.
North Salem High School's 2016 graduates march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Several of North Salem High School's 2016 graduates attended their commencement with decorated mortarboards.
Several of North Salem High School's 2016 graduates attended their commencement with decorated mortarboards. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Several of North Salem High School's 2016 graduates attended their commencement with decorated mortarboards.
Several of North Salem High School's 2016 graduates attended their commencement with decorated mortarboards. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 assemble for commencement.
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 assemble for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
North Salem High School Principal Patricia Cyganovich speaks at the 2016 commencement.
North Salem High School Principal Patricia Cyganovich speaks at the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
North Salem school officials give a round of applause at the 2016 high school commencement.
North Salem school officials give a round of applause at the 2016 high school commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A packed crowd gathers at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts for North Salem High School's 2016 commencement.
A packed crowd gathers at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts for North Salem High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Carolyn Diamond, salutatorian for North Salem High School's Class of 2016, delivers her address at the commencement.
Carolyn Diamond, salutatorian for North Salem High School's Class of 2016, delivers her address at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Catherine Budd, valedictorian for North Salem High School's Class of 2016, delivers her address at the commencement.
Catherine Budd, valedictorian for North Salem High School's Class of 2016, delivers her address at the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A member of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 stands during an acknowledgement ceremony for scholarship and award recipients.
A member of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 stands during an acknowledgement ceremony for scholarship and award recipients. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
North Salem Superintendent Kenneth Freeston speaks at the high school's 2016 commencement.
North Salem Superintendent Kenneth Freeston speaks at the high school's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
North Salem school board President Andrew Brown speaks at the 2016 high school commencement.
North Salem school board President Andrew Brown speaks at the 2016 high school commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 celebrate their graduation with bouncing beach balls, with coincided with the closure of the commencement.
Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 celebrate their graduation with bouncing beach balls, with coincided with the closure of the commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Members of North Salem High School's Class of 2016 were feted with praise and honored at their commencement on Monday.

The evening commencement, which was held at Caramoor Center For Music and the Arts in Katonah, is the high school's 54th.

In her remarks, High School Principal Patricia Cyganovich praised the graduates. At one point, the principal likened this year's class to Popeye because of his confidence-exuding motto, "I am what I am, and that's all that I am."

Carolyn Diamond served as this year's salutatorian, while Catherine Budd served as the valedictorian.

A ceremony was also held to honor scholarship and award recipients, who were called on one by one.

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