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Pierson High School Hosts Commencement

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Yanni Bitis gets some help from Senior Class Advisor Terri Federico prior to the start of the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Yanni Bitis gets some help from Senior Class Advisor Terri Federico prior to the start of the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols gives last-minute instructions to the seniors prior to the start of the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols gives last-minute instructions to the seniors prior to the start of the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols speaks Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols speaks Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols speaks during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols speaks during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Families of seniors watch from their cars during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Families of seniors watch from their cars during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Salutatorian Chase Allardice speaks during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Salutatorian Chase Allardice speaks during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Valedictorian Ruby Yassen speaks during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Valedictorian Ruby Yassen speaks during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Family members watch the ceremony from a safe social distance during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Family members watch the ceremony from a safe social distance during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Family members watch the ceremony from their cars during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Family members watch the ceremony from their cars during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Pierson High School Assistant Principal Mike Guinan applauds Yanni Bitis as he steps up to take his diploma during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Pierson High School Assistant Principal Mike Guinan applauds Yanni Bitis as he steps up to take his diploma during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Family members huddled under umbrellas as they watched the ceremony from a safe social distance during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Family members huddled under umbrellas as they watched the ceremony from a safe social distance during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

The Kruel family cheered on Dylan Kruel in spite of a downpour during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

The Kruel family cheered on Dylan Kruel in spite of a downpour during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Senior Carly Gulotta rushes to get back to her seat after receiving her diploma and being photographed amidst the scramble in the pouring rain during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Senior Carly Gulotta rushes to get back to her seat after receiving her diploma and being photographed amidst the scramble in the pouring rain during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Grace Gawronski gets photographed by her brother Will following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Grace Gawronski gets photographed by her brother Will following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

In spite of being soaked to the bone, newly-graduated seniors threw faux-caps into the air at the conclusion of the ceremony during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

In spite of being soaked to the bone, newly-graduated seniors threw faux-caps into the air at the conclusion of the ceremony during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Haley Nill gets a big hug from Dylan Kruel following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Haley Nill gets a big hug from Dylan Kruel following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Ellie Borzilleri gets a big hug from Dylan Kruel following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Ellie Borzilleri gets a big hug from Dylan Kruel following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

The Nill family dances for joy in the rain after daughter Haley - at far right- graduated in the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

The Nill family dances for joy in the rain after daughter Haley - at far right- graduated in the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Ellie Borzilleri gets a kiss from classmate Patrick Chisholm following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Ellie Borzilleri gets a kiss from classmate Patrick Chisholm following the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Senior Halle Kneeland watches the proceedings during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday.

Senior Halle Kneeland watches the proceedings during the Pierson High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony at Pierson High School on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

authorStaff Writer on Jun 28, 2020
A downpour in the middle of the festivities didn't stop the Pierson High School Class of 2020 from commencement on Saturday evening. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTOS

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