Mill Neck Manor’s Deaf Education Center Celebrates Graduates

Another successful year has passed at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf. Deaf and Hard of Hearing students from preschool, middle school and high school have left the school year behind more prepared and excited to begin their new journey ahead.


The Mill Neck School’s Deaf Education Center (DEC) wrapped up the school year with a bang and celebrated three graduation ceremonies. Eighteen little scholars happily crossed the auditorium stage to receive their diplomas during the preschool graduation on Monday, June 24. Honoring the fifth and sixth grade class of Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, five extremely bright students officially “moved up” to the middle school on Tuesday, June 25.

On Thursday, June 27, five high school seniors walked, proud and empowered, into the auditorium for their commencement ceremony: Kevin Alexander Cortes-Canales, Cindy Carolina Euceda, Keren Guadalupe Guerra, Noel Alberto Rodriguez and Maryum Shahid.

Among the many speakers—including a valedictory address by Cindy Euceda—Nassau County Legislator, Joshua Lafazan, was in attendance. Lafazan, who spoke to the students about determination, handed out special citations to each graduate. Congratulations Grads!