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Long Beach students celebrate prom

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Just a day before they received their diplomas, more than 50 Long Beach High School students and their dates gathered at the Monzon’s residence on June 25 for a pre-prom celebration before their big night.

Parents and family members gathered to take photos before the ceremony at Chateau Briand in Westbury.

“Some of these kids have been friends since pre-K or kindegarden,” said Maris Lynch, mother of Jack, who will be attending the University of Buffalo next year. “I couldn’t have asked for better group of kids.”

Lynch added that she hosted the students for breakfast at her house the next morning, just hours before their graduation. “They started their academic careers together and they will end it together.”