On Friday, June 25, 2021, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the commencement ceremony for the 14th graduating class from the Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety.
The FDNY Foundation congratulates all of today’s graduates! We wish them the best of luck as they continue on their journeys.
“High school was a bit challenging at times, but I pulled through. I worked hard, studied, and I’m now interested in becoming a Firefighter or an Engineer,” said Shuwantae Thomas, who graduated as the valedictorian of the Capt. Vernon A. Richard High School.
“The FDNY High School had such a big impact on my life. The programs required a lot of me and I dedicated myself to the programs,” said Emily Padro, who graduated as the salutatorian of the FDNY High School.
The Capt. Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety and FDNY Youth EMS programs are largely funded by the FDNY Foundation. We are proud to continuously support these great programs! The High School aims to reach talented, dedicated young men and women, many of whom are looking for a career with the FDNY.
To view more photos from today’s ceremony, please visit: bit.ly/FDNYHS21