At Tappan Zee High School’s graduation yesterday, softball superstar Julie Pacino — who also happens to be the daughter of some guy named Al — was apparently the last student to leave the stage dry.
The graduation ceremonies were delayed a half hour due to early rains, but during a brief lull, the officials in charged decided not to move the party indoors. It seemed like a wise move — that is, until Pacino got her diplomma. At that point, Philip Goldstein reports, “the rain started coming down in sheets. Nevertheless, the graduation continued, to the cheers of those who had not yet received their diplomas.”
Hayden Panettiere was not listed as being part of the Tappan Zee Class of 2007 in the TJN story, so it appears that she didn’t officially graduate. Not that it matters. You see, once you’ve gotten a diploma from the school of “Heroes,” all other forms of education become null and void.
PS: Can anyone pick Julie Pacino out of the LoHud graduation photo gallery for me?