Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Wood Ridge, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Wood Ridge, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Wood-Ridge Senior High School announced the Honor Roll for the fourth marking period of the 2021 - 2022 school year.According to the district website, there are three Honor Rolls with the following criteria:Highest Honor Roll Requirement: A student must have a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.20 or higher.High Honor Roll Requirement: A student must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of not less than 3.90 and no less than an A- in any course.Honor Roll Requirement: A student must have a Grade...
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Wood-Ridge Senior High School announced the Honor Roll for the fourth marking period of the 2021 - 2022 school year.
According to the district website, there are three Honor Rolls with the following criteria:
Highest Honor Roll Requirement: A student must have a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.20 or higher.
High Honor Roll Requirement: A student must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of not less than 3.90 and no less than an A- in any course.
Honor Roll Requirement: A student must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of not less than 3.67 and no more than two (2) B’s (B+, B, B-) permitted.
Highest Honors - 12 Berg, Andrew Dang, Vivian* Ha, Elycia* Kashickey, Anya Kim, Royce Lyons, Courtney Piacentino, Jessica Rios, Daniel Romero, Nicole Rose, Carley Trivedi, Brina*
High Honors – 12 Arias, Daniela Piacentino, Christina Wolf, Richard
Honors - 12 Ciliento, Kadenze Cordes, Michael Diras, Yasmine Drotos, Victoria Druciak, Matthew Fernandez, Chantel Fonnegra, Alejandro Herman, Samuel Iacovino, Anthony Mancini, Thomas Mychaluk, Nicholas Patel, Rushilkumar Pedulla, Christina Pfeiffer, Nicholas Ruppert, Angelina Sarlo, Michael Singh, Rachael Vadillo, Hans Venezia, Christian Zamski, Brianna
Highest Honors - 11 Aviles, Xavier Caprio, Owen Chandra, Abigail Dine, Emilie Dwyer, Gehrig Gupta, Satvik* Herford, Collin Kikkert, Matthew Martinez, Kamila* Negro, Braden Nipal, Zack Lawrenze Ottevaere, Remy Prioleau, Kaitlan Ramirez, Erik Waytowich, Olivia Wollerman, Lia
High Honors - 11 Basich, Sabrina DeRobertis, Gavin Perez, Jason
Honors - 11 Basich, Sophie Bhargava, Lauren Binder, Amanda D’Agnese, Evan Greenough, Alexander Gregory, Miranda Helly, Mairead Hutchison, Christian Lee Gomez, Shannon Penton, Daniel Rana, Nida Shah, Shamirullah Spina, Massimo
Highest Honors – 10 Argueta Ramos, Jair Habib, Matthew Huang, Anthony* Mascarinas, Isabela Paar, Rebecca Patel, Krishna Tevletidis, Nicholas*
High Honors - 10 Marchitelli, Michael
Honors - 10 Fabi, Dante Gardella, Alison McKelvy, Cora Rizos, Ava Vargas Guerrero, Ana Maria
Highest Honors - 9 Bucud, Marielle Nicole Empuerto, Klyd Thomas Jet Imasa, Mikaela Izaguirre, Matthew Kaldas, Kristina Sancilio, Olivia* Singh, Lovepreet*
High Honors - 9 David, Chloe Kubik, Martin Turi, Natalie
Honors - 9 Argueta, Katherine Arias, Bianka Avila, Zyra Bueno, Tyler Garcia, Karsten Froilan Gentile, Gianfranco Gyalmo, Tara Marquez, Bridget Romero, Mia Sollitti, Gianna Stellato, Brooke
*Denotes the Wood-Ridge Academy of Science and Technology
SECAUCUS, NJ - A look at the NJIC Meadowlands All Division boys baseball team will look familiar to fans of Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge baseball, as both teams loaded up the First and Second team selections.Wood-Ridge pitchers Nick Rizos and Nino Iacovino were First Team selections for the Blue Devils, and were joined outfielder Nick Marchitelli, catcher Michael Sarlo and first baseman Trey Packen. All five Blue Devils selections are seniors.Hasbrouck Heights placed pitchers Anthony Peterson and Gavin Fiant and infielder T...
SECAUCUS, NJ - A look at the NJIC Meadowlands All Division boys baseball team will look familiar to fans of Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge baseball, as both teams loaded up the First and Second team selections.
Wood-Ridge pitchers Nick Rizos and Nino Iacovino were First Team selections for the Blue Devils, and were joined outfielder Nick Marchitelli, catcher Michael Sarlo and first baseman Trey Packen. All five Blue Devils selections are seniors.
Hasbrouck Heights placed pitchers Anthony Peterson and Gavin Fiant and infielder Tristan Govea on the First Team. All three Aviators selections are juniors.
Second Team honors went to Hasbrouck Heights freshman pitcher Damon Rivera and freshman infielder Ethan Perez, as well junior catcher Kyle Cappadona. Wood-Ridge placed a trio of juniors on the Second Team in outfielder Braden Negro, infielder Devin Arce and designated hitter Gavin DeRobertis.
Another junior, Owen Caprio was the Wood-Ridge selection at Honorable Mention, while Hasbrouck Heights senior Anthony Moretto was the Aviators Honorable Mention.
(Editors note: No St. Mary(Rutherford) players were selected at the school's request. The team had a large in-flux on transfers who became eligible half-way through the season.)
|COACH OF THE YEAR: Colin Hourigan - Wallington|
|Co-Champions: St. Mary (Rutherford) and Wood-Ridge|
|P- Nick Rizos||12||Wood-Ridge|
|P- Anthony Peterson||11||Hasbrouck Heights|
|P- Ryan Kane||12||Wallington|
|P- Nino Iacovino||12||Wood-Ridge|
|P- Gavin Fiant||11||Hasbrouck Heights|
|OF- Nick Marchitelli||12||Wood-Ridge|
|OF- William Ricci||12||Wallington|
|OF- Sonny Ragusa||12||Becton|
|IF-Tristan Govea||11||Hasbrouck Heights|
|IF- Izayah Delgado||12||Wallington|
|IF- Domenic Maucione||10||Becton|
|C- Michael Sarlo||12||Wood-Ridge|
|C- Christian Gerace||12||North Arlington|
|1B- Trey Packen||12||Wood-Ridge|
|DH- Collin Cassanelli||12||Wallington|
|Utility- Joseph Rovito||12||Weehawken|
|P- Eddie Ortiz||12||North Arlington|
|P- Elijah Bell||11||Becton|
|P- Damon Rivera||9||Hasbrouck Heights|
|OF- Jordan Vega||12||Wallington|
|OF- Kevin Zidiak||10||North Arlington|
|OF- Braden Negro||11||Wood-Ridge|
|OF- Sebastian Stratton||10||Weehawken|
|IF- Devin Arce||11||Wood-Ridge|
|IF- Ethan Perez||9||Hasbrouck Heights|
|IF- Thomas Bohnarczyk||11||Wallington|
|C- Nick Gutierrez||12||Wallington|
|C- Kyle Cappadona||11||Hasbrouck Heights|
|DH- Gavin DeRobertis||11||Wood-Ridge|
|Utility- Robert Carselda||10||North Arlington|
|Anthony Moretto||12||Hasbrouck Heights|
|Angel Elliot||12||North Arlington|
When a game like Friday’s sectional final between Waldwick and Wood-Ridge plays out as it did, it becomes the kind if game that’s endlessly sweet to win, yet brutal to lose.At the end of a three-plus hour epic that included five lead changes, it was Waldwick standing in the end.With a come from behind four-run rally in the seventh serving as the difference, second-seeded Waldwick notched a 13-10 victory over top-seeded Wood-Ridge to take the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 1 title at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex. It was ...
When a game like Friday’s sectional final between Waldwick and Wood-Ridge plays out as it did, it becomes the kind if game that’s endlessly sweet to win, yet brutal to lose.
At the end of a three-plus hour epic that included five lead changes, it was Waldwick standing in the end.
With a come from behind four-run rally in the seventh serving as the difference, second-seeded Waldwick notched a 13-10 victory over top-seeded Wood-Ridge to take the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 1 title at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex. It was a game that saw 26 total hits and over 200 pitched thrown, with many a count running 2-2 or full all afternoon.
Waldwick (23-7) advances to take on Section 2 champion New Providence in Monday’s Group 1 semifinal. Wood-Ridge finished off a very successful season with a 21-10 mark.
“I’ve been a part of Waldwick baseball for most of my life, going back to when I played here. But I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” said Waldwick coach Dan Freeman, a 2007 graduate. “We took a lot of punches, but it speaks to what our guys are as a group to pull this off.”
In the decisive seventh, it was two key hits that sealed the rally for Waldwick. Nick Ciano would double home a pair of runs to break the tie and put Waldwick ahead, and ensuing batter Mike O’Neil would follow that with a double of his own to make it 13-10.
Earlier in the inning, nine-batter Alex Manziano singled in a run to knot things up and open the scoring at 9-9.
To get to that point, Wood-Ridge staged a five-run rally of their own to turn a 9-5 deficit into a lead.
They would do it with an assist from the Waldwick defense, which committed three disastrous errors in big spots to score four unearned runs in that frame.
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With two outs, a dropped pop-up not only allowed a run to score but extended the inning. That allowed Wood-Ridge DH Gavin DeRobertis to Waldwick pay by lacing a two-run opposite field single, which was chased by a two-RBI double by Nick Rizos two batters later.
An inning earlier, Wood-Ridge plated a run when DeRobertis singled in a run to put Wood-Ridge up 5-4. But in the fifth and sixth innings combined, Wood-Ridge left a total of five men on base, including only putting up one in that fifth inning.
“When you’re in a high scoring, evenly matched game, you have to drive in as many runs as you can. Leaving so many guys on is something I’m going to be thinking about for a while,” lamented Wood-Ridge coach Mike Carcich. “That said, if you’re going to lose in states, you want to go down to someone equal or better than you, and I believe Waldwick fits that description.”
Wood-Ridge would draw first blood in the home first. First baseman Trey Packen would rope a double into the left center-field gap, take third on a fielding error a batter later, and score on a passed ball to put the Blue Devils ahead 1-0.
Waldwick would answer with a four-spot in the top of the third, and the rally was spearheaded by a two-run triple off the bat of Phil Centineo. A batter later, Ciano launched the first of his two doubles to score Centineo and put Waldwick ahead 4-1 after 3.
An infield single by Philip Giancaspro and a single by Rizos led the way for Wood-Ridge in a three run fourth inning to tie things up at 4-4 before moving into the decisive later innings.
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NUTLEY, NJ – A nine-run fourth inning broke open a 3-2 game, lifting Wood-Ride Little League to 12-2 victory over Montclair in the 11U Section 2 Little League Championship Thursday evening in Nutley.Wood-Ridge moves on to play the Section 3 winner in the state tournament, in West Deptford, Gloucester County, NJ, starting Thursday, July 21. The double elimination tournament runs through Sunday, July 24.Going into the game, coach Vincent LaRosa knew the Blue Devils pitching and fielding was important."Pitching h...
NUTLEY, NJ – A nine-run fourth inning broke open a 3-2 game, lifting Wood-Ride Little League to 12-2 victory over Montclair in the 11U Section 2 Little League Championship Thursday evening in Nutley.
Wood-Ridge moves on to play the Section 3 winner in the state tournament, in West Deptford, Gloucester County, NJ, starting Thursday, July 21. The double elimination tournament runs through Sunday, July 24.
Going into the game, coach Vincent LaRosa knew the Blue Devils pitching and fielding was important.
"Pitching had to be good," he said. "We had to change up our pitches to keep Montclair off balance. Good pitching bets good hitting any day."
"We had to be ready to field the ball," he continued. "I saw how good their bats were."
He said that starting pitcher Vincent LaRosa, his son, had done his own scouting and came up with pitching sequences, which he discussed with catcher David Ciliento and coach Dave Ciliento.
Leading 3-2 heading into the top of the fourth, Brody McCotter led off with a pinch-hit infield hit to get the Wood-Ridge rally started. Bobby Chon followed with a pinch-hit to center field. David Ciliento doubled in one run, and following a walk to load the bases and a line out, Evan Novembre was hit by a pitch to push Wood-Ridge ahead 5-2.
Zadrian Salgado doubled to knock in two, and Lukas Mabel walked, loading the bases. Justin Lazo singled in a run to make the score 8-2. Following a force out at home, Chon hit a double to center field, clearing the bases with two out, pushing the score to 11-2. Ciliento beat out an infield hit to score the final run, making the score 12-2.
Pitcher Vincent LaRosa finished out the fourth without allowing a run, as the Wood-Ridge closed game out 12-2, due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Chon went 2-for-2 in the fourth inning, with three runs batted in to spark the Wood-Ridge offense. Ciliento contributed three hits and two runs batted in while LaRosa and Salgado each drove in two runs.
Wood-Ridge opened the scoring in the first, as LaRosa slugged a two-run home run, scoring Sonny Esposito.
Montclair returned the favor in the bottom of the first, as Ryan Milano led off with a double to left field, and Jayden Williams walked. With two out following a wild pitch, Montclair scored two runs on a mishandled ground ball.
LaRosa picked up the win, allowing four hits and two unearned runs, while striking out eight.
"I'm really proud of this team," LaRosa said. "Everyone came to play every game. They practice hard and play hard. Everyone contributed, whether it is a hit or fielding. It's a solid team."
"We hope to make Wood-Ridge proud, especially Mayor Sarlo and Little League president Phil Romero," he said.
|2b: Ciliento, Esposito, Salgado, Chon|
|HBP Novemvbre (2)|
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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Wood-Ridge High School honored members of its senior class at an awards night held in the school’s gymnasium on Monday, June 6. Wood-Ridge High School Principal Ben Suro hosted the evening. Over $80,000 in scholarships were handed out to students. He also noted that six members of the senior class will be joining the Armed Forces following graduation.“Tonight, seniors, we are here to celebrate you,” said Suro. “To celebrate you, we must also celebrate everyone who has supported you to get...
WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Wood-Ridge High School honored members of its senior class at an awards night held in the school’s gymnasium on Monday, June 6. Wood-Ridge High School Principal Ben Suro hosted the evening. Over $80,000 in scholarships were handed out to students. He also noted that six members of the senior class will be joining the Armed Forces following graduation.
“Tonight, seniors, we are here to celebrate you,” said Suro. “To celebrate you, we must also celebrate everyone who has supported you to get to this point. You stand on the strong shoulders of those who love and care for you, and I hope that while you enjoy tonight’s presentations, you take a moment to think about what you’ll say or do to celebrate these special individuals tonight. They deserve your admiration and love.”
“Seniors, we are proud of you, very proud of you,” Suro continued. “You have managed to not only navigate a very challenging time in the world around us, but also step-up and rise to the occasion on a regular basis. Throughout your time here at school, you never shied away from being the best version of yourselves and the impact this has had for those around you is palpable. I am a very proud principal tonight because I have the opportunity to speak with an extraordinary group of students, and an even more extraordinary group of fine young people. For me, it is a blessing to call you my students.’
Senior Class Valedictorian Brina Trivedi and class Salutatorian Andrew Berg also noted by Superintendent of Schools Anthony Albro.
Scholarship & Award Recipients
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