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ELDRED — The 85th Commencement exercises of the Eldred Central School celebrated the accomplishments of forty-eight graduates. Under a cloudless sky on June 22, the graduates processed from the halls of their junior/senior high school onto the front lawn of the school as the JSHS Band “played Pomp and Circumstance.” There, family, faculty, and friends were assembled to celebrate their accomplishments. Principal Scott Krebs remarked that they “couldn’t have asked for a better day,” before Salutatorian Anja Loughman, who also created the program core art, addressed her peers. “If I were to write a typical graduation speech I would say how blessed I am to be part of the Class of 2013… and I am, I respect each one of you for one reason or another.”

Principal Scott Krebs explores the word “common” in his final address to the graduates.

Graduate Nicholas Stymacks marvels at his newly acquired diploma.

Board of Education member Linda Bohs is visibly moved as Robert Bliefernich presents her with a plaque, inducting her into the Eldred Central School Hall of Fame.

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Loughman reminded her classmates to “break pre-conceived notions about your self… .stop thinking about it and go do it.” Superintendent Robert DuGraduates Michael Donnelly and Jacqueline Terry process into their four hoped that the class celebration at Eldred Central School. “learned in Eldred what it takes to be a happy successful person,” and congratulated them on their accomplishments. Assemblyman Ray Walter, an alumna of Eldred and current representative of the 146th Assembly district was honored to address the graduates. “Twenty-three years and 65 pounds ago I was sitting where you are, ready to graduate from Eldred Central School… I hold Eldred in such high regard. A classmate of mine, Daryl Barnes, recently reminded me of another classmate, Mike Vaka’s, words Assemblyman Ray Walter addresses the after our last footgraduates. He reminded them that he sat ball game wearing in that exact spot years ago. Valedictorian Mikaela Balsano addresses her classmates. the green and gold: ‘I’m proud to be a Yellowjacket.’ That’s as true for me today as it was 23 years ago.” Assemblyman Walter urged the graduates to “take the challenges in front of you, but don’t stress out about the things you can’t control. Be from confident. Be strong. You can do it.… today is not the end, it’s just the end of the beginning.” Walter is the son of longtime retired Jeff Bank President Raymond Walter. Before the presentation of awards, Valedictorian Mikaela Balsano addressed her classOrigami Owl Living Lockets mates. She thanked all of the faculty, coaches, staff, family are custom designed by YOU and friends who got the graduates to this point. Balsano with charms that tell your story reminded her classmates to, and represent the things you love most in life. “give it your all, and never Origami Owl Jewelry is more than a necklace... give up.” it's a visual reminder of your story. Awards were given out, including sizeable scholarships. Anthony Margarum received nearly $50,000 in scholarship money from Hartwick ColWe all have fallen in love lege, Nicole Mellan received a scholarship for two years of with this product for just that reason. tuition at Sullivan County Community College while Origami Owl tells a story and allows people to show Jesse Corcoran received their journey through a beautiful piece of jewelry. nearly $50,000 in scholarWe love sharing that with people and helping people ships, including recognition design their story or one for that special person. as an Eagle Scout, to attend Johnson and Wales. And standout track athlete Alex Campanella received an estimated $92,000 over four years Create a Living Locket, Host a Jewelry Bar Experience in scholarships to DePaul or Join Origami Owl and become an Independent Designer University. TODAY... Many other graduates reyou decide what works best for you! ceived awards and scholarships from various We love sharing the Origami Owl opportunity with people community and civic organiand pushing them to zations and private scholarDREAM BIG. ship funds. Principal Scott Krebs preWhat is YOUR story? pared students to receive their diplomas by reminding Whether you wish to purchase Origami Owl, host a party them to be “anything but or start your own business, We truly want to hear all about it common, but use your comand help you create a work of art with your Origami Owl Living Locket. mon sense” before thanking them for the years of memoApril Schumacher ID #2251 • (845)701-1860 Shari DiSanto ID #6075 • (845)252-3051 ries. Grahamsville • www.AprilsLockets.com Cochecton Center • www.CreateaLocket.OrigamiOwl.com The Senior class selected Mrs. Mary Ellen Sutherland Katie Herbert ID #10521 • (845)482-3064 Heather Bates ID #10077 • (845)807-7497 as the honored teacher to anJeffersonville • www.KatieHerbert.OrigamiOwl.com Monticello • www.HBates.OrigamiOwl.com nounce their names during graduation, while Board of Kathleen Curry ID #3469 • (845)798-3475 Melissa Brush ID #17998 • (845)807-3728 Education President Douglas Grahamsville • www.LocketsbyKathleen.OrigamiOwl.com Cochecton • www.MBrush.OrigamiOwl.com Reiser distributed diplomas to the class of 2013. Linda Darnell-Dewitt ID #2449 • (845)807-3842 Zory Rodriguez ID #6111 • (845)629-0474 The Eldred Central School Middletown • www.Zory.OrigamiOwl.com Liberty • www.LindasLockets.OrigamiOwl.com Class of 2013 celebrated with one final toss of their caps before going out to celebrate Feel free to contact us to host a jewelry bar, their milestone accomplishment. to place an order or to join our amazing team!

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Chrissy Bertolino Memorial Scholarship - Amador Laput Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - Jesse Corcoran,

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New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit - Senator John Bonacic Certificate of Merit - Connor Frazier Van-

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Kaitlyn Malzahn - Town of Lumberland Lions Club Scholarship Angela Sicina - The Fred & Francis Ihlo Memorial Scholarship Valerie Simone - President’s Education Award Miranda Ward - President’s Education Award Abigail Ellert - Town of Lumberland Lions Club Scholarship, National Honor Society President’s Award Selena Hudak - Peck’s Market Achievement Award, Raymond Bryon Clouse Memorial Scholarship Anthony Margarum - Hartwick College President’s Scholarship, Hartwick College Ad Altiora Achievement Award Erika Poston - Town of Lumberland Lions Club Scholarship, ECS Faculty Association Ken Bjorn Memorial Award Logan Rausch - American Legion School Award, ECS Faculty Association Arts Award – Performing Arts Patrick Schadt - CSEA Scholarship, ECS Faculty Association Ken Bjorn Memorial Award Nicholas Stymacks - Peck’s Market Achievement Award, Ukranian

Women’s League of America Scholarship Jacqueline Terry - Peck’s Market Achievement Award, Dr. Joseph A. Colombo Memorial Scholarship Robert Weber - Peck’s Market Achievement Award, Raymond Bryon Clouse Memorial Scholarship Michael Donnelly - Knights of Columbus Scholarship, Town of Lumberland Lions Club Scholarship, Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club Klendon Kirby Memorial Scholarship Alixandra Goodell - American Legion Health Care Award, ECS Faculty Association Ken Bjorn Memorial Award, President’s Education Award for the National Technical Honor Society Kayla Kelly - Town of Highland Lions Club Community Service Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship, American Legion Health Care Award Nicole Mellan - Sullivan County Community College Presidential Scholarship: Full tuition for two years, Andrew Parker Memorial Scholarship, ECS Faculty Association Arts Award – Chorus Ronald Thiele - Hartwick College

The Class of 2013 at Eldred Central School.

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Samuel Nelson Scholarship, Hartwick College Ad Altiora Achievement Award, Lumberland Fire Department Marv Hocker Community Service Award: $100 Erin Angus - ECS Faculty Association Student Showing Greatest Effort Award, Dr. Joseph A. Colombo Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Health Care Award, Allmed, Inc. Award, President’s Education Award Charles Kaese - Rodney Nieke Memorial Scholarship, Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club Klendon Kirby Memorial Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship, Town of Highland Lions Club Community Service Scholarship Emma Klopchin - New York State Attorney General Triple “C” Award, The Honorable Louis B. Scheinman Memorial Scholarship, ECS Faculty Association Arts Award – Band, CSEA Scholarship: $250 Amador Laput - Stanley Naumovitz Memorial Scholarship, Rotary “Service Above Self” Scholarship, ECS Faculty Association Ken Bjorn Memorial Award, ECS Faculty Association Arts Award – Performing Arts Anja Loughman - New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence, ECS Faculty Association Award to the Salutatorian, ECS Faculty Association Arts Award - Visual Art, National Honor Society Secretary’s Award Alex Campanella - DePaul Athletic

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Scholarship, Peck’s Market Achievement Award, Town of Lumberland Lions Club Scholarship, Andrew Parker Memorial Scholarship, National Honor Society Service Award Grace Martin - ECS Faculty Association Student Showing Greatest Effort Award, Burmax Award, Four Star Salon Award, President’s Education Award, President’s Education Award for the National Technical Honor Society Mikaela Balsano - New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence, ECS Faculty Association Award to the Valedictorian, Town of Lumberland Lions Club Scholarship, National Honor Society Vice-President’s Award, American Legion Health Care Award, Eugene Ganz Memorial Scholarship, President’s Education Award for the National Technical Honor Society , SUPA Public Affairs 101 and SUNY Sullivan Speech 101 Awards Emily Bisland - Knights of Columbus Scholarship, Town of Highland Lions Club Community Service Scholarship, The Fred & Francis Ihlo Memorial Scholarship, Delta Kappa Gamma, Tau Chapter Memorial Grants-in-Aid Award, American Red Cross Life Share High School Scholarship, Lumberland Fire Department Marv Hocker Community Service Award, National Honor Society Treasurer’s Award, Jane Heisler Memorial Scholarship Julia Wilk - Town of Lumberland Lions

Club Scholarship, American Red Cross Life Share High School Scholarship, American Legion Health Care Award, National Honor Society Vice-President’s Award, The Alan Sclawy Citizenship Award, President’s Education Award for the National Technical Honor Society, Sullivan County BOCES Board Award, SUPA Public Affairs 101 and SUNY Sullivan Speech 101 Awards, Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Scholarship, Symanski Scholarship Jesse Corcoran - Town of Highland Lions Club Community Service Scholarship, Hudson Valley Leisure Services Association Sullivan County Scholarship, The School Administrators Association of New York State Scholarship, Bob Rosen Memorial Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award, Mid-Hudson Chapter of the NYS Association of School Business Administrators Scholarship, American Legion NYS Eagle Scout of the Year, Johnson and Wales Award, Culinary Essentials Award, Gaebe Eagle Scout Scholarship, Skills USA Award, Johnson and Wales Presidential Scholarship, Town of Lumberland Lions Club Scholarship, Prudential Spirit of Community Award, President’s Education Award for the National Technical Honor Society, Sullivan County Cares Coalition Scholarship

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FALLSBURG — “Oh, the places they’ll go!” Amidst a Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat theme, 84 Fallsburg high-schoolers transformed into graduates before a cheering capacity crowd on Sunday. Board President Joe Collura called it “the culminating moment” in these young people’s lives. “We’ve seen this group evolve from milk & cookies to Shakespeare & calculus,” he observed in his commencement speech. Turning to the grads, Collura said, “You may think you’re from a small town in upstate New York, but you can stand toe-to-toe to the best the world has to offer. ... You see, you come from a community of givers, not takers.” Chief amongst those givers is Jack Leshner, the Monti-

Paige Seletsky receives her diploma Sunday at Fallsburg. dreds of Fallsburg alumni. Fittingly, he is the school’s first Hall of Fame inductee, announced during graduation. “He made history come alive,” noted Supt. Ivan Katz, calling Leshner “a gentleman’s gentleman.” Leshner taught at SUNY

Sullivan until 2011 and was a member of the Monticello school board, but his three decades of influence on Fallsburg students (including creating its alumni association) was profound. “Firsts are first for a reason,” said Collura, who was taught by Leshner. The man himself was modest, recalling all the names of his former colleagues listed on a variety of scholarships and awards handed out that afternoon. “Fallsburg has always had the greatest faculty in Sullivan County,” Leshner affirmed. Calling the award a “wonderful honor,” he tearfully anticipated the days his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and more will “see their old man’s name” in Fallsburg’s hallway. But this was also a day for new talent just emerging, and he advised the graduates, “The key to success: fulfill your dreams.”

Jack Leshner, formerly of Monticello, was honored as Fallsburg Central School District’s first Hall of Famer on Sunday, in recognition of his 33 years of outstanding education to hundreds of students.

The Cat in the Hat theme pervaded Fallsburg’s graduation, including this creative and fanciful illustration of the hamlets the school district serves – also known as “Falls-burg-ary”! “Many in this class are destined for great things,” predicted Salutatorian Adam Dohrenwend, grateful to his teachers for the lessons learned. “We students can always find a willing, helping hand.” But a larger world looms – a thought that caught Valedictorian Arjun Malhotra while he was looking in the mirror. “Dang, I’m a big kid now!” he related in a speech filled with good humor and tales of classmates’ hijinks, from “taming” a bear to breaking into the school to get homework assignments. “Guys, I don’t know who I’d be without you,” he told the Class of 2013. “I love you all!” “It’s hard to believe that 13 years ago we were walking in lines and learning to count,” recalled Class President Ann Moore. “... I need to stress how much love this class has for each other. ... It may sound clichéd, but this class is a family.” A family full of “shining accomplishments,” boasted Supt. Katz. “The most important thing we have done as a school community is to help them to learn, to think for themselves,” he explained, adding that if high school has been any indication, “our kids are

Self-described “class clown” Lamaria Edwards “surfs” the breeze blowing from a much-appreciated fan in the hallway at Fallsburg High, where grads like her were getting ready for the ceremony.

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January 2013 graduates Jeremy Bruce Branden Bergeron Adan Flores Jahaira Giron

ABOVE: Valedictorian Arjun Malhotra earned applause from the audience for his heartfelt speech. Listening behind him is Supt. Ivan Katz. RIGHT: The Class of 2013 sits beneath an arch of balloons featuring Fallsburg’s school colors of black and gold.

going to be wildly successful in their lives.” “I’m confident they possess the skills they need to succeed,” agreed Principal Michael Williams. “... But whatever they decide to do, it’s time to take the next step. ... It’s time to get started.”

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wend Jr. Samuel Beytin, Award for Excellence in Science - Adam Dohrenwend Jr. Art - Theresa-Marie Toledo Spanish - Arjun Malhotra Business - Dayana Dendariarena Drama - Elizabeth Loarca, Adam

Dohrenwend Jr. Girl’s Physical Education - Ann

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS Valedictorian - Arjun Malhotra Salutatorian - Adam Dohrenwend Jr.

Howard T. Scholefield Citizenship Award - Robert Fore, Elizabeth

Loarca

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Arjun Malhotra

Boy’s Physical Education - Austin

Halchak Instrumental Music - Austin Halchak Vocal Musicianship - Janelle Laguio,

Sherrod Williams Samuel Beytin Fallsburg Community Scholarship - Melissa Cavrell,

Adam Dohrenwend Jr., Arjun Malhotra, Ann Moore, Sangini Raizada Edward Bryan Memorial Scholarship -

Nolan Akerley Candy Gold Memorial Scholarship -

Christina Alonso Esthyr Mintz-Flanagan Scholarship -

Brooke Rappaport

Seymour and Minnie Feldman Scholarship - Ann Moore Nancy Solomon Scholarship - Saman-

tha Ocasio Blossom Cohen Memorial Award -

Brooke Rappaport Milton Brizel Scholarship - Austin

Halchak Hertz-LaRuffa Scholarship - Jocelyn

Hernandez-Castro, Ryan McKeon, Melissa Roberts, Nina Seehausen Salon Memorial Scholarship - Adam Dohrenwend Jr. Samuel Beytin – Eugene Feldman – Trudy Kapito – Gussie Kasofsky Arthur Townsend - Abe Wasserman Sandra Williams SGA Memorial Scholarship - Adam Dohrenwend

Jr., Brooke Rappaport Triple C Award - Arjun Malhotra,

Ann Moore New York State Award for Academic Excellence - Adam Dohrenwend

Jr., Janelle Laguio, Arjun Malhotra, Brooke Rappaport Francis Tavormina Memorial Scholarship - Christopher Ortega

Kiwanis Club Scholarship - Nolan Ak-

erley, Joshua Conlon, Adam Dohrenwend Jr., Austin Halchak, Melissa Melko Fallsburg Alumni Award - Jocelyn Hernandez-Castro, Christopher Ortega, Ryan McKeon, Brooke Rappaport, Samantha Rolon Fallsburg Art Scholarship - Melissa Melko Matthew Helm/Elissa Lippen Memorial Scholarship - Samantha Rolon Woodbourne Activities Scholarship -

Christopher Alonso The Brian Ingber Memorial Achievement Award - Christina Alonso Monticello Rotary Service Award -

Melissa Cavrell, Paige Seletsky Timothy Hill Memorial Scholarship -

Sangini Raizada PTSO Recognition - Cort Moody,

Amanni Sitz Fallsburg Lions Annual Achievement Award - Christina Alonso, Austin

Halchak, Jocelyn HernandezCastro, Brooke Rappaport Sullivan County Cares Coalition Schol-

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Fallsburg Fire Department and Rescue Squad Scholarship - Sangini

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Mel Mednick Memorial Scholarship -

Sebastian Sanchez

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Brooke Rappaport

The Honorable Louis B. Scheinman Memorial Scholarship - Christina

Alonso

Loch Sheldrake Seniors Club Scholarship in honor of Alice Walter -

Austin Halchak

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Proud mom Andrea Roberts, right, stands with her daughters Melissa – just graduated and off to SUNY Orange for training in athletic physical therapy – and Melanie, a 2008 Fallsburg grad who now works with sharks – literally – at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

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The Regina Haaf Memorial Scholarship - Nolan Akerley Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop Award - Adam Dohrenwend Jr. New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc. -

Teryn Conklin, left, receives her hard-won diploma from Board President Joe Collura, center, and Supt. Ivan Katz.

Nolan Akerley

The Coach Mike Weiner Scholarship -

Austin Halchak

Haddon Pantel Memorial Scholarship -

Kyle Miller

The Lucy Pantel Home Economics Award - Nina Seehausen Starlight Chapter #74 Order of Eastern Star - Jasmin Davis American Red Cross Life Share High School Scholarship - Adam

Dohrenwend Jr.

The Fallsburg Booster Club Scholarship - Rakkir Watson

Fallsburg School Board President Joe Collura is an FCS graduate himself.

Abram Bryan strikes a celebratory pose after receiving his Fallsburg diploma on Sunday. Grads were caught from every angle, thanks to cellphones, tablets, camcorders and cameras.

Salutatorian Adam Dohrenwend Jr. added his wide range of talents to the band just prior to graduating Sunday.

Class President Ann Moore said Fallsburg’s Class of 2013 – new classmates and old – is family.

Seniors Austin Halchak, left, and Nick Perrello jokingly clasp hands as they begin their march into Fallsburg’s auditorium for commencement ceremonies. Whether for the photographer’s benefit – or their classmates’ – the duo helped defuse some of the natural tension of the day.

Tiffany Williams, left, and Brittany Wilson celebrate after becoming the last Fallsburg seniors to receive their diplomas (solely because of where their last names fall in the alphabet!).

Janelle Laguio’s mortarboard featured a touching thanks to her parents.

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HONESDALE PA — The Commencement Program for the 138th Senior Class of Honesdale High School was held at the campus on June 15, 2013. Two-hundred and twentytwo graduates processed past their family, friends and teachers to receive awards and accolades, and most importantly, their diplomas. Karin Lemon, Senior Class President, addressed her peers first. “We could’ve wondered why do the right thing when the wrong thing is easier? Because we’re driven… As you reflect… don’t forget to thank the people who have instilled that confidence in you.” Rachel Flood, a Summa Cum Laude graduate, gave the second address, reminding her classmates that “High School is a wonderful time in our lives, but also a challenging one,” before urging them to “go into the world,” and quoting Dr. Seuss, “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” The Honesdale High School Band performed the “Ashokan Farewell” before Lucas Musetti addressed his peers. He reminded them, “next year we are going to be on our own… we have to remember…it’s not falling on the track that crushes us, it’s staying there… Congratulations class of 2013 on finding the drive to overcome challenges.” Before the awards were announced and diplomas handed out, the Senior Vocal Ensemble performed “Homeward Bound” arranged by Mack Wilberg. Principal Diane Scarfalloto thanked her administrative assistant for all of the help given on preparing for graduation. She also thanked the Center Stage Kids for live streaming the ceremony into the auditorium, and thanked the Wayne Highlands Board of Education for their support of the school as a whole, not only the graduating class. Mrs. Scarfalloto announced the students achieving academic excel-

lence, and recognized students who received a variety of awards and scholarships. Superintendent Gregory Frigoletto addressed the Class of 2013: “How did this happen? Luck? Or perhaps accidentally… maybe coincidence” before telling them the story of the invention of Corn Flakes. He reminded them, “The rest of your story is yet to be determined. Find your core values (stop, think, and reflect)… this has nothing to do with luck, accident, or coincidence. This is something much greater. Somewhere along the way you made a choice, whether self- motivated or with some guidance… there are exciting challenges of tomorrow, and I wish you much success.” Graduates were awarded their diplomas and confirmed as the Honesdale High School Class of 2013. After singing their “Alma Mater” for the first time as graduates, the students recessed through the halls to the gym where they celebrated, took photos, and hugged family and friends.

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Kassandra Acoveno

Travis Alcott

Jonathan Allen

Sarah Asinari

Brett J.E. Batzel

Luke Batzel

Kalean Bea

Lizzy Bianchi

Alexandra Blaine

Victoria Blaine

Jeremy Bolella

Jonathan Bonner

Maressa Boots

Douglas Botchman

Sebastian Botero

Kolin Bothun

Meghan Boyer

Nicolas Britton

Rebecca Brosky

Thomas W. Bryant Jr.

Tim Bryant

Emily Bunnell

Christian Buranich

Alexis Burkavage

Kathryn Burkavage

Michelle Lynn Burton

Zac Canfield

Miranda Card

Skylar Carmody

Kayla Carney

Elana Carroll

Joe Casazza

Eric Chapka

Nicole Christiansen

Norah Cliff

Ryan Clune

Jessica Collins

Kelly Corcoran

Devon Counterman

Greg Cousins

Sam Cox

Joseph Crowley

Miranda Crum

Nicole Cush

Eric Daniels

Rich Daniels

Holly Marie Dann

Chris Davis

Gabrielle De Petro

Joseph Decker

Sarah DeCrotie

Eric DeGroat

Gary DeMasi

Drew Diriam

Scott Donovan

Alexis Dreyfus

Candice Driver

Stacey Drongoski

Taylor Dux

Caitlin A. Eld

Paige Eldred

Courtney Elmore

Sarah Evanitsky

Michael Failla

Jared Fasshauer

Bridget Fennell

Brinna Feustel

Kathryn Figura

Ashley Flederbach

Rachel Flood

FROM PAGE 7G HONESDALE CLASS OF 2013 GRADUATION AWARDS AND PRIZES Summa Cum Laude — Sarah Jane Asinari, Meghan Elizabeth Boyer, Stacy Lynn Drongoski, Kathryn Ann Figura, Rachel Alexandra Flood, Braden Edward Frigoletto, Kacie Elizabeth Johannes, Kyle William Krol, Lucas Christopher Musetti, Michael G. Ott, Emma Carolyn Spittel

Magna Cum Laude — Thomas Wyatt Hewlett, Frank Charles Lacey, Mary Olivia Martin

Cum Laude — Sarah Marie DeCrotie, Christian Shane Fuller, Kelli Elizabeth Jackson, Karin Doreen Lemon, Elizabeth Emanuel Lepro, Bridget Moira McVeigh, Brittany M. Odell, Allison Lindsay Welsh

National Honor Society — Sarah Asinari, Maressa Boots, Meghan Boyer, Rebecca Brosky, Elana Carroll, Nicole Christiansen, Norah Cliff, Kelly Corcoran, Nicole Cush, Eric Daniels, Sarah DeCrotie, Candice Driver, Stacey Drongoski, Courtney Elmore, Kathryn Figura, Rachel Flood, Timothy Freda, Braden Frigoletto, Kelsey Frisk, Christian Fuller, Rachel Gonzalez, Sydney Goyette, Thomas Hewlett, Summer Hill, Kelli Jackson, Kacie Johannes, Mychaela Johannes, Kyle Krol, Frank Lacey, Shannon LaPoint, Karin Lemon, Elizabeth Lepro, Mary Martin, Bridget McVeigh, Lucas Musetti, Jared Newbon, Abriana Nolan, Brittany Odell, Olivia Olver, Michael Ott, Katelynn Pfeil, Seneca Propst, Joseph Quinn, Zachary Ranner, Elizabeth Rickard, Jonathan Rutledge, Emma Spittel, Nicholas Stumpo, Allison Welsh

INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS Elizabeth Bianchi - Civil War Insti-

tute at Gettysburg College - 2013 Civil War Institute Scholarship Emily Bunnell - Ohio State Beauty Academy - Academic Scholarship Nicole Cush - York College of Pennsylvania - York Heritage Award Stacey Drongoski - University of South Florida - USF Green & Gold Directors Award Kathryn Figura - Messiah College Provost’s Scholarship Rachel Flood - Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, Northeast Re-

gional Scholarship

Carmen Francesco - Prescott College - Bridge Grant, Campus Visit Grant Jonathan Gillow - Susquehanna University - Dean’s Scholarship, Visit Grant Rachael Gonzalez - Misericordia University - Presidential Scholarship, Achievement Award, McAuley Award Thomas Hewlett - Alfred University - Presidential Scholarship Summer Hill - California University of Pennsylvania - Presidential Scholar Award, Women’s Cross Country & Track Scholarship Kelli Jackson - Temple University University Scholar Scholarship Mychaela Johannes - Misericordia University - Presidential Scholarship, McAuley Award, Dean’s Award Tara Kelly - Marywood University Success Award, Talent Award in Music; King’s College - DePrizio Award Kyle Krol - Top Notch Distributors, Inc. Scholarship Award; Drexel University - A.J. Drexel Academic Scholarship Frank Lacey - Millersville University - MEDAL Academic Scholarship, Black and Gold Scholarship; Albright College - Presidential Scholarship, National Honor Society Award Valerie LaTourette - Delaware Valley College - Trustee Scholarship Karin Lemon - Pace University Trustee Recognition Award, Pace Grant Bryar Mead - Scholarship America Canadian Pacific U.S. Scholarship Lucas Musetti - Colgate University Alumni Memorial Scholar Academic Award, Hamilton College - William M. Bristol, Jr. Scholar Academic Achievement Award Lauren Notchik - Marywood University - Dean’s Scholarship Brittany Odell - Marywood University - Trustee’s Scholarship Michael Ott - DeSales University Trustee Merit Scholarship, Departmental Scholarship, University Grant Emma Spittel - Queens University of Charlotte - Trustee Scholarship

AWARDS AND HONORS Kristina Sue Adams Memorial Scholarship - Kyle Krol Thomas Robert Atkinson Memorial Scholarship – Joseph Decker Ed Balanovich Jr. Memorial Cross Country Award – Summer Hill Beech Grove Grange Awards –

Kathryn Figura, Carmen Francesco, Christian Fuller,

Emily Jonas, Bryar Mead, Jonathan Rutledge Bill Bellen Scholarship Award -

Seneca Propst Benjamin B. Stone Memorial Scholarship – R.E.S.C.U.E - Carmen

Francesco Daniel Branning Scholarship – Lucas

Musetti James L. and Ruth Brennan Scholarships – Kacie Johannes, Jonathan

Gillow Michele E. Curtis Memorial Scholarship – Elizabeth Lepro Wayne Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award – Sarah Asinari Raymond N. Dexter Award – John

Allen Suzanne Marie Landers Weist Duallo Memorial Award -– Stacey Dron-

goski District II P.I.A.A. Academic Excellence Awards – Kacie Johannes, Joseph

Quinn

Members of the 222 graduate-strong class of 2013 prepare to enter their graduation ceremony.

Fraternal Order of Police Northeast Lodge # 63 - Allyson Hicks Friends of Boys Basketball Scholarships - Jonathan Gillow, Allison

Welsh Friends of Girls Basketball Scholarships – Sydney Goyette, Kacie Jo-

hannes, Mary Martin, Katelynn Pfeil Friends of Football Awards – Stacey Drongoski, Kyle Lebrecht Friends of Golf Awards – John Stephens

Lucas Musetti addresses his classmates, friends, and family with a speech entitled, “Facing Forward,” reminding them that “we don’t always have to look ahead to find the drive to get through challenges.”

Friends of Boys Soccer Scholarship –

Dylan Robbins Friends of Girls Soccer Scholarship –

Allyson Hicks Friends of Softball Award - Nicole

Cush, Ashley Flederback, Sydney Goyette, Elizabeth Rickard, Kacie Johannes Friends of Track & Field/Cross Country Awards – Summer Hill G.A.L.S. Letterman Award – Mary

Martin HI Events - Ted Wallingford Memorial Scholarship – Nicholas Maritato Jeremy Hiller Memorial Scholarships –

Ashley Flederbach, Devyn Schneider Honesdale Area Jaycees Jennifer Killam Memorial Scholarship – Bryar

Mead Honesdale Dime Bank Director’s Award – Karin Lemon Honesdale Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #1858 Scholarship – Rachel

Flood

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Principal Scarfalloto announces a graduate.


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Corey Floyd

Rhea Fowler

Carmen Francesco

Brenden Franklin

Tim Freda

Cody Freiermuth

Samantha Freiermuth

Braden Frigoletto

Kelsey Grace Frisk

Christian Fuller

Jon Gillow

Rachael Gonzalez

Steven Gordish

Sydney Goyette

Kaitlyn Haley

Amanda Harrie

Reed Hartley

Mercedes Hedgelon

Kiera Hendel

Thomas Hewlett

Allyson Hicks

Summer Hill

Matthew Hnatko

Vanessa Hnatko

Dustin Hoffman

Marissa Hofmann

Connor Holloway

Robert Hopkins

Cody Houghton

Spencer Houshultz

Maddie Iacovino

Brett Jackson

Kelli Jackson

Kacie Johannes

Mychaela Johannes

Emily Jonas

Renée Joyal

Peter M. Kelly

Tara Kelly

Krystal Kimble

Carson J. Klikus

Kayla Komar

Trevor Kowalczyk

Samantha Krempasky

Kyle Krol

Robert Kuester

Frank Lacey

Jessica Laird

Shannon LaPoint

Valeri LaTourette

Kyle Lebrecht

Karin Lemon

Katelin Lemon

Garrett Lepoidevin

Elizabeth Lepro

Megan Linde

Sierra Lord

Katie Marienschek

Nicholas Maritato

Tyler Marold

Mary Martin

Nicole M. Mattiello

Dennis McCarthy

Brianna McGraw

Bridget McVeigh

Bryar Mead

Kyle Miszler

Alexandra Mohn

Vincent Molling

Lucas Musetti

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Honesdale Freedom Lodge #88 - The Odd Fellows Scholarship – Brittany

Odell

Honesdale High School Family and Consumer Science Award – Nicole

Cush

Honesdale High School Service Award - Elizabeth Bianchi Honesdale Rotary Scholarship –

Spencer Houshultz

Honesdale Women’s Club Scholarships – Sydney Goyette, Elizabeth

Lepro, Abriana Nolan, Brittany Odell, Allison Welsh Gus Kieglar Athletic Award – Lucas Musetti Mildred Kohler Scholarship – Kathryn Figura, Allison Welsh

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship – Carmen Francesco Allan L. Landers Sr. Memorial Award –

Emma Spittel

Laurel Chapter #67 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship – Kiera Hendel Young Woo Lee MD, PhD Memorial Scholarship - Braden Frigoletto Ernest W. Lemnitzer Memorial Scholarship - Valedictorian – Lucas Muset-

ti

General Lyman L. Lemnitzer Memorial Award – Joseph Quinn Farrington Martin Sr. Softball Award –

Nicole Cush

Marywood University Student Teaching Scholarship - Brittany Odell,

Tara Kelly, Lauren Notchick

Ruth McGinnis Athletic Award –

Kacie Johannes

Maurice F. and Margaret K. Meagher Leadership Award – Elizabeth

Bianchi

Robert Nicholson Sr. Eastern Propane Memorial Scholarship – Devyn

Schneider

Northeast PA Audubon Scholarship –

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Northeasters Barbershop Chorus, Honesdale Chapter Award – Kelsey

Frisk

Dave Olver Memorial Wrestling Scholarship – Eric Daniels Penn State Alumni Association Wayne/Pike Chapter – Elana Car-

roll

Penn State Master Gardeners in Wayne County Award – Alexis

Dreyfus

Pike-Wayne License Beverage Association Scholarship Grant – Jesse

Bruce Potter Jr. Letterman’s Award –

Trevor Kowalczyk, Joseph Quinn Albert O. Miller, Dorothy Tozer Miller and Savonna Commandery #89 Scholarship - HNB – Brittany Odell Red Cross Blood Drive Platinum Award – Elana Carroll, Norah

Cliff, Abriana Nolan, Emma Spittel E. Jean and Robert Schilling Basketball Award – Mary Martin Anna R. and Walter Schoyer Scholarship - Salutatorian – Rachel Flood Judith Newman Silberlicht Award Honesdale/Hawley Bridge Club –

Sarah Asinari George Stanton Memorial Outstanding Career Wrestler Award –

Zachary Smith Inger Bagger Stovall and Robert H. Stovall Scholarship – Sephora

VanOrden Student Council Good Citizenship Award – Seneca Propst Keith Sutton Boys Basketball Award –

Christopher Nagel Russell L. Tarkett Baseball Award -

Nicholas Maritato Technology Education Golden Hammer Award – Scott Donovan Technology Education Golden Mallet Award – Kyle Miszler Marie Tenk Memorial Scholarship –

Meghan Boyer Town and Country Energy Corporation Award – Robert Hopkins Bonnie Tyrrell Memorial Scholarship –

Sharpe

Pleasant Valley Grange #1074 Scholarship – Valerie LaTourette

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Above: The Honesdale High School Senior Vocal Ensemble performs “Homeward Bound.” Right: The “Alma Mater” was performed as part of the graduation program by the HHS Band and Senior Vocal Ensemble. Below: Timothy Freda, a member of the Honesdale High School wrestling team, shows off his newly awarded diploma. The grandson of the late Matthew Freda of the Callicoon-based realty, he is the son of Tom and Cathy Freda of Damascus, PA.


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Wrestling – Zachary Smith STUDENT COUNCIL ACADEMIC AWARDS Art – Emma Spittel Business – Karin Lemon Drama – Joseph Spinosa English – Sarah DeCrotie Family & Consumer Science –

Kathryn Figura Foreign Language (French) – Braden

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Scott Ackerley

Aaron Caraballo

Daniel Crespo

Andrew Cummings

Oscar Davis

Meagan Edwards

Katherine Ellies

Cortney Evans

Jaspreet Gill

Zachary Hathaway

Michelle Helfman

Joshua Janik

Jesse Jurgens

Cassidy Lewis

Jordan Miller

Faith Mills

Imani Miranda

Sean Mock

Ryan Nead

Taylor Pagan

Melanie Reisner

Jason Ross

Samantha Scott

Jami Sedlacek

Paige Severing

Kyle Sherwood

Shane Simmons

Daniel VanEtten

Montana Wyman

Sophia Zayas

Pictures for the following students were unavailable: Brian Ortiz, Francisco Rodriguez, Frank Salvemini, Richie Shaver, and Logan Thomas

Livingston Manor graduates 35 STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEANNE SAGER

LIVINGSTON MANOR — Superintendent Deborah Fox knows Livingston Manor Central School’s Class of 2013 is ready for the real world. After all, as she joked during the commencement ceremony, the class has “survived more floods than Noah.” Mounting obstacles – be they community problems or some more personal – seemed

to be the theme of the day for Manor’s 35 newly minted graduates. From guest speaker Alys Mann, a 2003 graduate who urged the class about to enter the world to take risks, even when they’re uncomfortable, to the advice of Principal Sandra Johnson, who recalled a chance meeting with world renowned singer Peter Gabriel – who urged her to remember not to discourage her student from taking risks. It’s a message the students

seemed to take to heart. As Valedictorian Samantha Scott said, “We all have dealt with struggles we don’t particularly want to.” But, she consoled her class, “There is a light at the end of everyone’s tunnel.” For 35 Livingston Manor students, the light at the end of the school tunnel was a diploma, nearly all of them Regents diplomas or advanced Regents diplomas. Leaving the school where

they played basketball and learned geometry is a struggle, an obstacle, but it’s one the Class of 2013 is ready to jump over. As Salutatorian Cortney Scott said, “The first day of kindergarten was a lot like today. Today we also begin a new journey. “The time,” she said, “has come for us to depend on ourselves.”

Cindy Zheng

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Faith Mills takes up her flute for one last song with the LMCS band.

Above: Cassidy Lewis and Paige Severing pump their fists in the air on the walk to commencement. Left: Oscar Davis is ready to graduate. Below: Jaspreet Gill and Imani Miranda wait for the time to line up and enter the ceremony. Behind them are Paige Severing and Montana Wyman. Right: Brandon Jersey shows off his diploma.

Cindy Zheng listens to a classmate’s speech.

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Right: Katherine Ellies had her corsage pinned to a sash denoting her involvement in the National Honor Society.

Faith Mills, left, Meagan Edwards and Melanie Reisner pose for one last photo in the school cafeteria.

Jesse Jurgens, far right at back, listens for his name to be called.

FROM PAGE 11G LIVINGSTON MANOR CSD AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Adam Lasky Memorial Award -

Zachary Hathaway

Agudas Achim Society Award for Highest Regents Average - Kather-

ine Ellies

American Legion Award for highest average in Social Studies - Mea-

gan Edwards

Art Scholarship Award - Meagan

Edwards

Avery Foundation Scholarship Awards - Katherine Ellies, Mea-

gan Edwards, Samantha Scott

Beaverkill Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Cortney

Evans

Betty Kehrley Award for Communications - Cortney Evans Board of Education Award for the student who ranks 3rd in class standing - Faith Mills Board of Education Award for the student who ranks 3rd in class standing - Meagan Edwards Catskill Fly Tyer's Guild Scholarship

Award - Andrew Cummings Catskill Shopper - Advertiser Sponsor Award - Melanie Reisner Craig R. Sturdevant Memorial Award - Andrew Cummings Custodial Staff Award for Outstanding Attendance during the 4 High School Years - Samantha Scott Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award -

Meagan Edwards David Pollack Award for Class Salutatorian - Cortney Evans David Pollack Award for Class Valedictorian - Samantha Scott Don R. Zeininger Memorial Award for Industrial Arts- Zachary Hath-

away Dr. Lewis G. Denman Memorial Scholarship Fund - Katherine El-

This year’s salutatorian and valedictorian were Cortney Evans, left, and Samantha Scott. Achievement Award - Samantha

Scott Good Citizen Award - Kyle Sher-

wood Grad Program Cover Design Award -

Meagan Edwards Hilda M. Neild Scholarship Fund -

Cindy Zheng John DuMond Memorial Scholarship - Faith Mills John Hundley III & Josh Hundley Memorial Scholarship Fund - Kyle

Sherwood Kenneth Hobbs Memorial Award for Technology, given by Cradle Rock Ridge Hunting Club - Andrew

Cummings Knoll Scholarship Fund - Andrew

Cummings, Cindy Zheng, Faith Mills, Melanie Reisner

Elinor E. Decker Memorial Award -

Samantha Scott Frank A. & Lulu Rose Foundation -

Liberty Elks Lodge # 1545 Awards for Citizenship and Service - Scott

Ackerley, Imani Miranda

Cortney Evans, Samantha Scott Frank and Helen Burger Scholarship from New York Chapter of NAPUS -

Meagan Edwards Frank and Lois Gibson Boys' Athletic Achievement Award - Andrew

drew Cummings, Meagan Edwards, Zachary Hathaway

Cindy Zheng Jamie Lyn Ford Memorial Award -

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Livingston Manor Community Center Service Award - Faith Mills Livingston Manor Lion's Club Tony and Kelly Lackey Memorial Award -

Cummings Frank and Lois Gibson Girls' Athletic

Cassidy Lewis, Jesse Jurgens, Taylor Pagan, Zachary Hathaway

Livingston Manor Lodge #791 F.&A.M Award for Individual Growth - Melanie Reisner Livingston Manor Rotary Club Service Award - Melanie Reisner Livingston Manor Teachers' Assoc. Awards for Higher Education - AnLMCS "Plaque of '39" given by the 50th Anniversary Alumni Association - Samantha Scott LMCS 50th Anniv. Alumni Award Student who ranks 1st in class standing - Samantha Scott LMCS 50th Anniv. Alumni Award Student who ranks 2nd in class standing - Cortney Evans LMCS School-Related Professionals' Association Graduation Award -

Katherine Ellies

Award - Scott Ackerley Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Scholarship Fund - Samantha Scott Sullivan County Cares Coalition Graduation Award - Zachary

Janik Michael Dolgas Environmental Award - Andrew Cummings Misner Agency Award for Greatest Improvement in High School English - Daniel Crespo National School Choral Award -

Hathaway Sullivan County Postmasters' Association Scholarship - Meagan Ed-

Cindy Zheng

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NYS Attorney General's Triple "C" Awards - Jesse Jurgens, Zachary

Sullivan/St. Tammany Chapter 298 Order of Eastern Star - Faith Mills SUNY Delhi Presidential Scholars Award - Faith Mills, Cortney

Hathaway NYS Comptroller's Achievement Award - Cindy Zheng, Jaspreet

Gill, Katherine Ellies, Ryan Nead

Evans Tech Scholarship Award - Andrew

Cummings

NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Assoc. Inc. Scholarship -

Teddy Winchester Memorial Scholarship Fund - Paige Severing Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers' Science Award - Meagan Edwards Trevor Simpson Memorial Award -

Jesse Jurgens NYS Education Department Scholarship for Academic Excellence -

Faith Mills, Meagan Edwards

Lorna B. Hoag Perseverance Award -

Daniel Crespo Louis A. & Rita Hick Smith Memorial Fund - Cassidy Lewis Marjorie B. Siegel Memorial Music Award (The John Philip Sousa Band Award) - Andrew Cummings,

Daniel Crespo Maureen J. Reisner Memorial Award for Music - Faith Mills Mecky Schwartz Award - Joshua

Daniel VanEtten, Frank Salvemini, Zachary Hathaway

Peck's Market Citizenship Awards -

Daniel VanEtten, Frank Salvemini, Imani Miranda, Jami Sedlacek, Ryan Nead

Van Etten Oil Co. Award for Excellence in Language - Samantha

Scott

Professional Women of Sullivan County - Young Women's Scholarship Program - Melanie Reisner PTSO Service Scholarship Award -

Will Hardware - Industrial Arts Award - Daniel VanEtten William Kelly Scholarship Award given by the Kelly family, in memory of Billy - Jesse Jurgens

Andrew Cummings, Cindy Zheng, Melanie Reisner Rolling V. Academic Improvement

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One final gathering for, from the left: Jami Sedlacek, Samantha Scott, Andrew Cummings and Cindy Zheng.

Taylor Pagan listens to the band performing the 1812 Overture.

Members of the class of 2013 listen for their names to be called to accept their diplomas.

Daniel Crespo joins the band for one last song.

Melanie Reisner made sure her mortarboard stood out!

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Eldred Central School Class of 2013 graduates Patrick Schadt and Alyssia Karl process into their graduation ceremony. Schadt accessorized appropriately for the beautiful, cloudless day.

Sophia Zayas, center, turns her tassel.

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Senior Charles Kaese, who will be attending Orange County Community College in the fall, is all smiles as he accepts his awards and scholarships.

Junior/Senior High School Principal Scott Krebs introduces Assemblyman Ray Walter, a third generation graduate of the Eldred Central School. Walter went on to pursue a career in law and now represents the 146th Assembly District in the New York State Legislature.

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HANCOCK — The virtues of small-town life came into focus shortly after Hancock’s 125th commencement had ended and groups of people were gathered in front of the three-story structure, savoring the afterglow from the milestone event for the 42 graduates. New grad Andrew Kinner was talking about his future plans – he had enlisted in the Army. Chris Wormuth, Class of 1988, a 20-year Army veteran, overheard him, stopped and offered some advice for getting through basic training. “Pay attention,” were Wormuth’s parting words. Hancock takes care of its youth. And not just through the personal connections, but with another important element in these times of high college tuitions and student debt fears: Scholarships and financial support. According to first-year principal Brenton Taylor, the Hancock Community Educational Foundation alone awarded nearly $68,000 to 2013 and previous graduates who completed eligibility requirements. Since 2000 the Foundation has handed out $603,000. “I have two words, ‘Thanks’ and ‘Wow!’ to our generous benefactors,” said Superintendent of Schools Terrance Dougherty. “We’re very thankful, and I’m sure the students are as well.” The list of scholarships awarded was long and impressive, but certainly one has to make note of the Charles L. Read Foundation scholarship, which is worth $4,000/year for students attending four-year colleges. Several awardees from previous classes were in attendance and called up, as they had completed another year of eligibility. This year’s recipients were Valedictorian Mark White and Salutatorian Jeanette Welch. In his valedictory, White, who will be attending SUNY

Besides having the best grades in the class, valedictorian Mark White also has some vocal chops. Here, he sings “Windmung” by Robert Schumann. Carmella Seely glances over at the podium, where Jeanette Welch is giving the salutatory address. At right is Allyson Hepburn.

First-year High School Principal Brenton Taylor looks on as the Senior Chorus sings Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, spoke of the novelist J.R.R. Tolkien (“Lord of the

Rings”) and talked of each life as a character in a story. “How do we fit in with

Ashley Banicky accepts the $1,500 Robert Nichol Memorial Scholarship from Principal Brenton Taylor. Ashley plans on attending Keystone College this fall.

everyone else’s character? That’s a real test of who we are,” said White, noting that everyone’s life is intertwined with others’. “This class has learned so much in the past 13 years,” White said. “We’ve laughed, we’ve loved, we’ve lost… We’ve all made an impact on each other’s lives.” “It’s the little things that make the most difference,” White pronounced, a theme echoed in the earlier salutatory speech by Welch. “One small word of encouragement, one simple act of kindness can go a long way,” noted Welch, relating the story of the late columnist Carl Rowan and how his life was transformed by a teacher who took note of the previously neglected student. Welch encouraged her classmates to thank their mentors and teachers, and paid tribute to a woman of great influence in her life, great-grandmother Alice Welch.

“Live life as though every day is your last day, and you will live life to the fullest,” concluded Welch, who will be attending PennView Bible Institute this fall majoring in Missionary Studies. Before calling up and greeting each graduate receiving a diploma, Supt. Dougherty exercised “my right to give unsolicited advice.” He told the grads to learn a new word – “stick-to-itness” – and urged them to persevere and, quoting Winston Churchill, “Don’t ever quit.” “Conceive big dreams, not just big, but huge, not just huge, but galactically huge dreams. Reach for the stars,” Dougherty said. Wherever their paths may lead them, the students will always have their village on the Delaware River. “It’s my home. It’s quiet, it’s beautiful here,” said Andrew Kimmer, off to join the Army and perhaps be stationed in far-flung places. “Someday, I’ll be back.”

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HANCOCK CLASS OF 2013 GRADUATION AWARDS AND PRIZES

Elva Mack Citizenship Award - Mark

White

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Brien, III Scholarship Award - Joseph Hanstine Graduating Class Fundraising Awards -

Keith Haskell

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President’s Award for Educational Excellence - Taylor Bass, Jessica

Begeal, Joseph Hanstine, Keith Haskell, Allyson Hepburn, Kelly Newman, Carmella Seely, Caitlin Slatcher, Katelyn Wainman, Mark White, Jeanette Welch

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Brandon Felter

Joshua MacFarland

Kelly Newman

Patrick O'Boyle

Michael Sherburne

Caitlin Slatcher

Shania Stark

Jennifer Wormuth

Samuel Worobey

James E. Mills Sr. Memorial Award -

Keith Grosspietsch Varsity Sweater Awards - Lea New-

man, Caitlin Wormuth, Eli Holton-Chandler, Ryan Smith American Citizenship Awards - 12th grade: Taylor Bass, Keith Haskell; 11th grade: Lea Newman, Andrew Doerr; 10th grade: Megan Hunter, Colin Green; 9th grade: Trisha

McElroy, Samuel Ogozalek Mason Insurance Memorial Medical Award - Jessica Begeal Mason Insurance Business Award -

Kayla Barringer Hancock Teachers’ Association Awards -

Taylor Bass, Joseph Hanstine, Keith Haskell, Allyson Hepburn, Kelly Newman, Carmella Seely, Caitlin Slatcher, Mark White, Katelyn Wainman, Jeanette Welch Student Council Awards - Keith Haskell, Kelly Newman, Caitlin Slatcher, Carmella Seely, Katelyn Wainman Pete Tourtellot Memorial Scholarship -

Kelly Newman Lake Como Lions Club Award - Joseph

Hanstine Nakomis Rebekah Lodge #497 Award -

Jeanette Welch The ARC of Delaware County Award -

Kelly Newman Perfect Attendance Award - Demi

Travis Hancock Community Education Foundation - 2013 Scholar of the Month

New grad Kevin Haskell, does the post-ceremony round of picture snapping with, from left, brother Keith, aunt Ellie Keene and uncle John Keene from Massachusetts. Mom Sandra Haskell took the photo and said of Kevin, “He’s my last one.”

Kelly Newman smiles after receiving HCS’s inaugural Frau Parrington Award for Future Teachers from Ron Parrington, right, who endowed the $1,000 award along with wife Cheryl. Ron’s mother Imgard Parrington, who sat in the front row during the ceremony, taught German at HCS from 1970-84. Kelly will be attending Frau Parrington’s alma mater, SUNY Oneonta. Imgard was in her late 30s when she decided to enter college. “One scholarship can help one student to attend college, but one teacher can encourage hundreds of students,” Ron said.

In between the salutatory and valedictory addresses, the Senior Chorus sang Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” Awards: 5/2002 - Mark White; 1/2005, 1/2006. 10/2008 - Keith Haskell; 1/2002, 12, 2002, 5/2007 Carmella Seely; 3/2004, 12/2005 Kelly Newman; 2/2006 - Kayla Barringer; 10/2004 - Caitlin Slatcher; 11/2004 - Taylor Bass; 4/2005, 3/2009 - Katelyn Wainman; 11/2005 - Shian Bolster Hancock Alumni Association Scholarships - Keith Haskell, Jeanette

Welch Sidney Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Kelly Newman, Carmella Seely,

Mark White NYS Regents Scholarships for Academic Excellence - Mark White, Carmella

Seely Senator Tom Libous/WBNG TV Community Service Scholarship - Keith

Haskell Delaware County American Legion Scholarship - Mark White American Red Cross Scholarship Award - Caitlin Slatcher Wayne County Community Foundation Award - Jeanette Welch Broome County Music Educators Association Scholarship - Mark White NYS Superintendents of Buildings and Grounds Memorial Scholarship -

Carmella Seely Andrew J. Grecko Scholarship - Kate-

lyn Wainman Gerald B. Leonard Memorial Scholarship - Katelyn Wainman Frau Parrington Award for Future Teachers - Kelly Newman Hancock Community Education Foundation Scholarships - Class of 2013:

Ashley Banicky, Kayla Barringer, Taylor Bass, Jessica Begeal, Joseph Hanstine, Keith Haskell, Shanna Hazen, Kelly Newman, Patrick O’Boyle, Tyler Phillips, Sabrina Powell, Alexa Sampson, Carmella Seeley, Caitlin Slatcher, Demi Travis, Katelyn Wainman, Jeanette Welch, Mark White, Jennifer Wormuth; Former Graduates: Tabitha Althiser, Emily Appley Charles L. Read Foundation Scholarships - Mark White, Jeanette

Welch Rotary Scholarships - Keith Haskell,

Joseph Hanstine Chehocton-Hancock PTO Award - Kelly

Newman, Carmella Seely Dean B. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship - Jessica Begeal Nikki Vetrone Memorial Award - Ash-

Kenneth L. Parker Memorial Scholarship - Patrick O’Boyle Henry and Antionette Nyberg Science Award - Mark White Hancock Teachers’ Association Scholarship - Mark White Eugene Carnahan Memorial Art Award - Shanna Hazen Gerard J. Gilleran Memorial Commercial Scholarship Award - Kayla Bar-

ringer Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Lester - Kayla

Barringer, Carmella Seely Community Service Scholarship -

Caitlin Slatcher Duane DuBois Memorial Award -

Shanna Hazen Louise Linkroum Chamberlain Scholarship - Demi Travis Kevin Crane Scholarship - Sabrina

Powell Whiting Patriot Award - Andrew Kin-

ner David & Ricky Trask Memorial Award -

Taylor Bass Amanda Tracy Memorial Award -

Alexa Sampson Bruce V. Gardner Memorial Scholarship - Taylor Bass

ley Banicky

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Valedictorian Eugene Doyle III (with decorated mortarboard), Salutatorian Joshua Lieberman and friend and fellow grad Jack Beimler share a moment before receiving their diplomas at Liberty’s graduation ceremony last Saturday. Hannah Mir receives her diploma from Principal Jack Strassman. STORY AND PHOTOS BY ELI RUIZ

LIBERTY — One hundred and twelve students received their diplomas before a packed house at the Liberty High School gymnasium on Saturday. Principal Jack Strassman opened the commencement ceremony, leading the large crowd of proud parents, friends and administrators in The Pledge of Allegiance. Senior Taylor Lamerand offered a moving rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, after which Salutatorian Joshua Lieberman issued his welcoming and salutatory addresses. Lieberman talked about the many valuable lessons he’d learned from his peers

over the last four years as class president. “Lesson one, life is not easy, especially when it comes to leading people,” offered Lieberman. “I learned the hard way that getting 100 people to agree on something is tedious work. But with your support, you all taught me that anything is possible. I am grateful to be standing here as your class president because you all taught me so much about leadership, integrity and work ethic – something I will value for the rest of my life.” Valedictorian Eugene Doyle III drew wild applause from his peers when he talked about the many friends he had made during his career at Liberty.

“I can still vividly remember the first day of 3rd grade in Mrs. Heinle’s class, when my closest circle of friends was

united for the very first time. The list of unforgettable memories we share is extensive, which makes it difficult to speak briefly and only about a select few.” Superintendent of

Schools Dr. William Silver summed the day up nicely, “Some final words: There were probably times you believed that today would never come. The definition of the

word ‘commencement’ is ‘the beginning of something.’ And so today should be thought of as more of a beginning than an ending.”

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WALL OF FAME The annual Wall of Fame ceremony preceding the commencement saw Class of 1969 alumnus, the late Glenn Zurawski, M.D., M.P.A., join 15 previous inductees added to the wall

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closely with the original inventor of the infant respirator, helping develop an updated version of the lifesaving device. High School Principal Jack Strassman called Zurawski “the epitome of what the Wall of Fame is all about.” LIBERTY CENTRAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS George Beimler Brotherhood Award -

Zaira Pabon Beaverkill Foundation Award - Anas-

tasia Fitzpatrick Arthur Tursi Memorial Scholarship -

Troy Johnstone, Joshua Lieberman, Meghan Robinette, Zaira Pabon Liberty Masonic Lodge #521 Senior Award - Stephanie Heisler Jacob E. Gunther, III Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship - Andrew

Martinez Young Achievers Award - Christo-

pher Symanski Liberty Rotary Scholarships - Anasta-

sia Fitzpatrick, Jorge Grey, Stephanie Heisler, Troy Johnstone, Joshua Lieberman, Brenna O’Malley, Brittany Williams Liberty Lions Club Scholarship -

Zachary Maniatis, Tania Zuniga JC Young Hose Company John S. Nichols Memorial Scholarship -

Thomas Barkley Liberty Fire Fighters’ Scholarship -

Best of Friends: Lizmarie Gonzalez gives her dear friend – Liberty graduate Christina Shaw – a big hug after the afternoon graduation ceremony.

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Dale Mann

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Joseph Scarvalone Memorial Scholarship - Matthew McPhillips, Brenna O’Malley Arnold Miller Perseverance Award -

Symanski

Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce Awards - Joshua Lieberman,

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Stephanie Heisler

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The New York Blood Center Scholar-

Hannah Mir

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Meghan Robinette

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Brittany Williams

Zachary Maniatis tany Williams Benjamin and Sylvia Heller Memorial Scholarship - Kathleen Giarratano

Devinia Willis

Brenna O’Malley, Christopher Symanski

Barbra Sims Memorial Scholarship -

Tania Zuniga

Louis Soracco Excellence in Chemistry Award - Eugene Doyle III The Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Scholarship Fund - Kelly Santos Sheet Metal Workers’ International Scholarship Recognition - Eugene

Brittany Williams Ron Francisco Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by the Liberty Central School Phys. Ed. Department -

Cindy Fuentes, Andrew Martinez Visual Arts Award - Alisa Almeyda, Cindy Fuentes, Kelsie Gallipani, Alejandro Mercado, Kaitlyn Murphy, Maria de Lourdes Romero Ramirez

Doyle III NYS Legislative Recognition by Senator Bonacic - Eugene Doyle III,

Kaitlyn Murphy

Hannah Nadeau

Maria Maria Delordes Romero-Ramirez Romero

Sylvia Silva

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uardo Martinez, Hannah Nadeau, Brenna O’Malley, Maria de Lourdes Romero Ramirez, Nicholas Saccone, Ilse Serapio, Christopher Symanski, Nora Townsend, Brittany Williams

Jennifer Orseck Memorial Award -

Nora Townsend Liberty Faculty Association Scholarships - Rachel Bayer, Maria Cuel-

lar Ramirez, Eugene Doyle III, Anastasia Fitzpatrick, Cindy Fuentes, Riccy Fuentes Puerto, Pedro Garcia, Troy Johnstone, Joshua Lieberman, Andrew Maier, Andrew Martinez, Ed-

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Anastasia Fitzpatrick 2013 Recipients for Academic Excellence Recogniton - Jack Beimler,

Eugene Doyle III, Anastasia Fitzpatrick, Joshua Lieberman

Albert Shanker Memorial Scholarship -

Sullivan County Community College Scholars Award - Jorge Grey, Catskill Shopper Scholarship - Brit-

pher Curtis

LPA Awards - Joshua Lieberman, An-

Alejandro Mercado

Lorraine Carrington Memorial Award -

Sullivan County Cares Coalition Award - Maria Cuellar Ramirez The Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation, Inc. Scholarship - Taylor Lam-

erand

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NYSCOPBA Statewide Scholarship Program - Patrick Ramos, Brandi Van

Liberty Indian Booster Club Scholarships - Eugene Doyle III, Anasta-

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Robert Langer Humanitarian Award -

Kathleen Giarratano, Jonathan Griesbeck

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Atwoun Ackerley can’t wait to take the stage and receive his diploma. Teacher Mary Grabowski grins quietly in the background.

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Congratulations to the

Liberty High School Class of 2013 from the Liberty Faculty Association!

Rachel Bayer

Eugene Doyle III

Anastasia Fitzpatrick

Cindy Fuentes

Riccy Fuentes Puerto

Pedro Garcia

Troy Johnstone

Joshua Lieberman

Andrew Maier

Andrew Martinez

Eduardo Martinez

Hannah Nadeau

Brenna O’Malley

Maria de Lourdes Romero Ramirez

Maria Cuellar Ramirez

Nicholas Saccone

Ilse Serapio

Christopher Symanski

Nora Townsend

Brittany Williams

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A special congratulations to the 20 recipients of George V. Hutchinson Scholarships for 2013. The Liberty Faculty Association has awarded more than $294,500 to Liberty graduates since its inception. Thank you to the entire community for your continued support of our fundraising efforts over the years.


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Sullivan County Sheriff and proud father Mike Schiff stands with his youngest daughter, Dara, graduating senior Lila, wife Christine and son David.

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Above, the caps fly after Saturday’s graduation at Liberty High School.

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Nadeau Senior Class Gavel to Class of 2014 -

Joshua Lieberman Student Council Presentation/Gavel -

Joshua Lieberman TOP TEN STUDENTS OF THE CLASS OF 2013 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Troy Johnstone Matthew McPhillips Alexander Bossert Andrew Maier Brenna O’Malley Nicholas Saccone Anastasia Fitzpatrick Jack Beimler Joshua Lieberman Eugene Doyle III

Liberty Valedictorian Eugene Doyle III takes a moment to pose with his proud father, Eugene Doyle II, and his mom Tami.

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The Sullivan West Class of 2013 receives a standing ovation at the beginning of Saturday’s Commencement Exercises as their 94 diplomas sit before them.

Sullivan West awards 94 diplomas

LAKE HUNTINGTON – After excitedly dressing in their caps and gowns, the 94 graduates of the Sullivan West Class of 2013 proudly walked into the gymnasium Saturday morning and began their procession to the beat of ‘Pomp and Circumstance.’ Once nearly 600 friends and family members had snapped a few photos and all of the graduates had taken their rightful seats at the head of the class, Class Treasurer Richard Lander led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. Five seniors – Ross Reynolds, Melissa Goggin, Elaine Gwathney, Shane Andrewski, and Robert Kehrley – joined the rest of the choir for the last time and sang “Defying Gravity” under the direction of Jerry Hoch. Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hackett opened the ceremony with thanks and warm wishes for the graduating seniors. “A year ago this community invited me to join in your educational pursuit of excellence,” stated Dr. Hackett, the newest superintendent of Sullivan West. “I want to personally thank all of

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you, especially the seniors, for this incredible year.” Principal Margaret Tenbus then took the podium to congratulate the class for all of their achievements. She also reminded everyone of the stigma their class carries with the unlucky number 13 – as in Class of 2013. Despite the stigma, the graduates seemed to overcome the “unlucky” number, by excelling in the classroom, ballfields and theater. “I wish you the best of luck” Principal Tenbus said. “Although I know luck will have nothing to do with it.” Laughs broke out across the entire gym as Salutatorian Adam Murphy jokingly welcomed “friends of friends of family and anyone else who was resourceful enough to snag a ticket for today’s ceremony” poking fun at the split graduation. This is first year that Sullivan West decided to ticket graduation and had some attendees watching the graduation on a live film feed in the auditorium across the hallway from the gym. The lighthearted speech continued with all of what their class had learned, including that the parking lot

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Proud father Jon Hulse gives his daughter, Amanda, a big hug following Saturday’s Sullivan West graduation. Amanda earned Valedictorian honors and will be attending Arcadia University this fall.

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and stay true to yourself. If we can break the high school stereotype, then who is to say what else we can do?” asked Hulse. The final student speaker, was Class President Cassidy Sauer, who presented the school with the class of 2013 gift, an American flag to stand in the auditorium on a wooden oak base. Then the moment each senior was waiting for – the presentation of diplomas and awards – had each student smiling. One-by-one, the graduates walked across the floor and accepted their high school diploma from Board of Education President Mary Scheutzow as scholarships and awards were announced. With the commencement ceremonies end, the new graduates moved their tassels and tossed their caps high in the air in celebration. And as the newest alumni of Sullivan West walked out into the sunshine, they met their family and friends, who offered congratulations and wished them all well as they started their life’s journey with diploma in hand.

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Congratulations to the winners and theClass of 2013 Western Sullivan United Teachers & School Related Professionals congratulates our annual scholarship winners.

to Support Public Education

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was owned by a teacher, Wikipedia was created by the devil and nap time was no longer approved. Eliciting the most laughter from the crowd was the impersonation Murphy decided to use in his speech. “Now I’ll be honest, the kid who gets first – all star, the kid who doesn’t get first – not all star,” said Adam Murphy in his impersonation of the well known Coach Ron Bauer. “I am extremely proud to be number two; I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But we shouldn’t be content aiming for second. Find a passion and pursue it. Make your dreams realities.” The high spirits of graduation continued as seniors made their way to the back of the room joining the band for the last time to perform “Farandole” under the direction of High School Music Teacher Ross Reynolds. Valedictorian Amanda Hulse then took the podium and echoed Murphy’s sentiment to reach one’s full potential while adding the element of staying true to yourself. “When the world tries to mold you and shape you into something else, hold firm

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Thank you Union & community members for past, present, and future support. Working together, we can enhance future awards! Contributions can be made to: WSUT & SRP Scholarship Fund SW High School, 6604 Route 52, Lake Huntington, NY 12752

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Raina Bowers, Megan Andersen, Nicole Velasquez, Catherine Rhodes, Jonah Bauer, Brittiny Banks, Elaine Gwathney, Melissa Goggin, Eric Haberli and Reed Scott pose for a photo together while waiting for the go-ahead to put on their caps and gowns.

Friends Danielle Myers and Hannah Feinman have some fun joking around with their graduation cords in the library before the ceremony begins. The pair are the student representatives for the Board of Education.

Sullivan West Central School Awards and Scholarships The Jeffersonville Lions Club Scholarship presented to two seniors based on citizenship - Hannah Feinman,

Adam Murphy A $1,000 award in memory of Andrew Gempler, given by the Gempler family, presented to a student majoring in a science-related field - Cas-

sidy Sauer Two $150 awards from the Women’s Community Club of Cochecton -

Drew Billard, Cassidy Sauer A $100 award presented by Dick’s Auto Sales of Kohlertown to the senior who has shown proficiency in mechanical skills and pursues further education in a related field -

Scott Erdman A $50 award from Sullivan County Cares Coalition to a senior for his/her contribution to school and community service as an alternative to substance abuse - Jonah Bauer Two $500 scholarships in memory of Janet Von Ahnen, presented by Rosemary Rosenberger, Bill Von Ahnen, Julie Bauer and family, and Erica Mancini and family, to students pursuing further education in music Fifteen $200 Achievement Awards from Peck’s Market to students who have demonstrated a high level of participation in school activities, try hard, do the best they are able, and show a positive attitude toward faculty and peers - Drew Billard,

Louis Brahm, Ruth Elliott, Scott Erdman, Ryan Feeney, Dakota Hahl, Scott Herbert, Jr., Michael Hillriegel, Donald Klinger, Karl Knecht, Bethanii Padu, Cassidy Sauer, Chelsie Stauch, Kaitlyn Taylor, Barbara Whittaker

Class Treasurer Richard Lander leads his class in the Pledge of Allegiance to start Saturday’s Graduation program.

Melissa Goggin A $100 Catskill Shopper Journalism Award presented to a student excelling in journalism and/or related studies who will pursue his/her studies in the field of journalism -

Alexandra Ellmauer Three scholarships totaling $2,500 from The Alan Gerry Beaverkill Foundation awarded to three graduating seniors who are pursuing postsecondary education, who have demonstrated promise to do college-level work, and who show strong leadership skills - Brittiny Banks,

Melissa Goggin, Bethanii Padu Nineteen awards from the Charles P. and Pauline M. Kautz, Charles Thorwelle Foundation, and Sawyer Foundation Scholarships - Megan

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potential, good citizenship skills, and has not received another substantial scholarship - Reed Scott A $500 award in memory of Frederick W.V. Schadt, Jr., presented by the First National Bank of Jeffersonville’s Board of Directors, to a student furthering his/her education in the field of law - Catherine Rhodes A $1,000 Graduation Award in memory of Gertrude Kohler, longtime high school English teacher at Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School -

Andersen, Joshua Baggatta, Jonah Bauer, Raina Bowers, Alexa Buday, Ruth Elliott, Eric Haberli, Dakota Hahl, Scott Herbert, Jr., Michael Hillriegel, Amanda Hulse, Donald Klinger, Katherine Martinez, Jordan Mirch, Tele Rabii, Rossar Reynolds III, Chelsie Stauch, Erika Stauch, Nicole Velasquez Lawrence & Imogene Freidenstine Memorial Scholarship - Jonah

Bauer

A $500 award presented by Lincoln Chapter No. 463, Order of the Eastern Star, State of New York, to a student furthering his/her education, who has demonstrated academic

Alexandra Ellmauer, Adam Murphy Twelve $500 scholarships from the Western Sullivan United Teachers and School Related Professionals -

A $100 award given in memory of Fred W. Stabbert, Sr., to a music senior, donated by the Sullivan County Democrat - Jonah Bauer A $100 award given in memory of Herbert and Nellie Persbacker to a senior in the Music Department, donated by the Sullivan County Democrat - Ryan Tampone A $150 award given in memory of Fred Stabbert, Sr., to an outstanding journalism senior, donated by the Sullivan County Democrat - An-

Many new adventures await you and we know that with hard work and determination you will succeed in all that you do. We congratulate you and wish you the very best of luck at Keystone College. You deserve the very best that life has to offer.

We love you, Mom, Dad, and Kristin

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We will miss you when you leave, but always remember that no matter what, we are here for you and support you every step of the way.

Hemmer A $100 scholarship given by the Delaware Valley Class of 1999 - Eric

Haberli A $500 Mildred Buddenhagen Stanton Memorial Scholarship -

Amanda Hulse A $100 Societas Tertiae Palmae award given by Laura Mosher – DV Class of 1980 - Melissa Goggin A $100 James Brown Memorial Scholarship given by Ronald Bauer to a Sullivan West Central School football player - Sawyer Erlwein A $275 award presented by the Callicoon Lodge #521, F & AM to a college-bound senior who demonstrates academic potential and good citizenship skills - Jonah

Bauer Six $300 awards from the Kiwanis Club of Callicoon - Megan Ander-

sen, Raina Bowers, Ruth Elliott, Scott Herbert, Jr., Michael Hillriegel, Chelsie Stauch Two $250 awards from the Mary Butremuk Scholarship Fund -

Megan Andersen, Jordan Mirch Two $500 Recognition Awards given by The Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation - Olivia Grady, Danielle

Myers Two $100 awards in memory of Winifred Boxberger, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Youngsville Fire Department, to students residing in the Youngsville Fire District who have proven to be dependable, reliable and conscientious in carrying out responsibilities to school and community - Alexandra A $100 award in memory of Anna M. Todd to a student furthering his/her education in a health-related field presented by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Youngsville Fire Department -

Kaitlin Slater

Jonah Bauer, Drew Billard, Hannah Feinman, Olivia Grady, Amanda Hulse, Michael LaGrutta, Richard Lander, Danielle Myers, Rossar Reynolds III, Cassidy Sauer, Reed Scott, Ryan Tampone

It seems like just yesterday you were our little boy and now you’re all grown up and will be heading off to college in the fall. We are so proud of all your accomplishments and the wonderful young man you have become.

Billard A $300 Brock, Hankins, Laraia Memorial Sport Scholarship - Bradley

Ellmauer, Joseph Schroeder

Two $1,000 scholarships from the Western Sullivan United Teachers and School Related Professionals -

Rossar,

A $1,000 Brock, Hankins, Laraia Memorial Sport Scholarship - Drew

A $250 Charles and Ruth Anderson Memorial Scholarship - Adam Mur-

phy A $500 Narrowsburg Alumni Scholarship - Ryan Tampone A $3,000 Billy Moran Academic/Athletic Scholarship - Hannah Fein-

man

Two $100 awards presented by the Jeffersonville Chamber of Commerce to a male and a female senior who have been involved in community service and have either taken business courses during high school or plan to major in business in college -

Devon Muzuruk and Chelsie Stauch A $50 award from The Callicoon Center Ruralettes Homemaker Group presented to graduating senior who successfully participated in the home economics program -

Kristina Schwatz The Hancock Grange Award - Eric

Haberli The Zeltman-Dorrer Memorial Scholarship Award - Erika Stauch The annual “Dr. Barry Bodenstein Music Scholarship” Advancement Award of $500 presented to a student of the Sullivan West School District by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance - Melissa Goggin The Lynne Kraack Memorial Award -

Adam Murphy A $100 award from John Rosello from the Mason Rosello Memorial Scholarship - Elaine Gwathney

Two $75 awards presented by The Liberty Elks Lodge to a male and female student who have demonstrated good citizenship - Michael

LaGrutta, Danielle Myers Dexter Nursing Scholarship - Erika

Stauch Merel Scheidell Scholarship - Olivia

Grady William Kohler Memorial Scholarship, given by Protection Hose Company #1, Inc., of Jeffersonville to two seniors continuing their education in a vocational or technical area - Edwin

Moran, Jr., Danielle Myers A $500 award from Mr. and Mrs. Harder for the Bradley and Barbara Harder Engineering Scholarship Award - Gregory Stevenson II A $500 award from Mr. and Mrs. Harder for the Bradley and Barbara Harder Health Care Scholarship -

Hannah Feinman Four $600 New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association Scholarships -

Matthew Nicoletti, Blain Reddish, Kaitlin Slater, Erika Stauch A $3,000 Len Miret Memorial Scholarship - Cassidy Sauer A $1,000 Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the field of healthcare, wellness, education or business - Elaine

Gwathney A $50 John Philip Sousa Band Award/Certificate presented to a senior showing outstanding achievement in band - Rossar Reynolds

III A $50 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award/Certificate - Robert

Kehrley A $50 National School Choral Award/Certificate/Medal - Melissa

Goggin A $50 High School Vocal Award/Medal - Melissa Goggin Three $1,000 Katherine & Albert Luchs and Casper & Sadie Eggler Memorial Scholarships - Hannah Feinman,

Adam Murphy, Reed Scott Three $283 Katherine & Albert Luchs and Casper & Sadie Eggler Memorial Scholarships - Olivia Grady, Victo-

ria Haas, Joseph Schroeder Two $1,000 Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County Scholarships - Scott Herbert, Jr.,

Richard Lander A $100 Callicoon Volunteer Fire Department Award - Drew Billard Two $100 Sullivan West High School PTSO “Kindness Awards” - Brody

Copp, Sawyer Erlwein Two $50 Sullivan West High School PTSO “Kindness Awards” - Eric

Dnistrian, Katie Schanil A $250 H. Russell Kenyon VFW Post #5808 Award - Reed Scott Two $300 Kathleen & Elizabeth Ference Memorial Scholarships to deserving students going into a helping field - Taylor Chambers,

Ruth Elliott Two $500 Sullivan County Farm Bureau Scholarships - Megan Ander-

sen, Joseph Schroeder Two $150 American Red Cross Life

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Salutatorian Adam Murphy (top left) gives a light-hearted and entertaining speech telling the crowd“one of Mr. Bauer’s countless inspirational quotes” while impersonating the voice of his track coach, Ron Bauer (top right), who can be seen laughing at the joke. Murphy’s fellow graduates (bottom) bust out laughing as they hear the familiar reenactment of their salutatorian’s impersonation.

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Robert Kehrley, Rossar Reynolds, Louis Brahm, Victoria Haas and Sawyer Erlwein flash smiles after dressing in their black and white attire.

2013 SULLIVAN WEST CLASS OFFICERS President Cassidy Sauer Vice President Adam Murphy Secretary Andrew Siegel Treasurer Richard Lander Class Advisors Meg Armstrong & Michael Ellmauer

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Joshua Baggatta

Brittiny Banks

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Matthew Burns

Michaella Burr

Eric Dnistrian

Ruth Elliott

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Jonah Bauer

Tyler Bernitt

Drew Billard

Stas Borowski

Raina Bowers

Louis Brahm

Matthew Cardona

Taylor Chambers

Kevin Chmura

Brody Copp

John Dailey

Kristen Daley

Daniel Diehl

Alexandra Ellmauer

Scott Erdman

Sawyer Erlwein

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Hannah Fienman

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Dylan Galligan

Sonya Gattus

Olivia Grady

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Johnathan Haff

Dakota Hahl

Bradley Hemmer

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Amanda Hulse

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Zackary Keller

Brandon Kent

Donald Klinger

Azaria Klug

Karl Knecht

Jana Koradis

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Michael LaGrutta, Adam Murphy

Ten Certificate of Achievements from the New York State Office of the

Megan Andersen, Brittiny

Banks, Drew Billard, Hannah Feinman, Olivia Grady, Eric Haberli, Michael LaGrutta, Danielle Myers, Cassidy Sauer, Reed Scott A $500 Catskill Detachment #652 of the Marine Corps League Award to a deserving graduate who will be entering a branch of the military -

Cody Olsen

A $1,000 Bethel Lions Club – Andrew (Andy) LaPolt Memorial Scholarship - Michael LaGrutta Two $500 Janet Von Ahnen Memorial Scholarships given by the Sullivan County Music Educators’ Association - Melissa Goggin, Rossar

A $1,000 David F. Curreri Memorial Scholarship - Richard Lander Two $500 David F. Curreri Memorial Scholarships - Drew Billard,

Adam Murphy Two $100 Allan Milk Memorial - VFW Ladies Auxiliary #7276 Awards -

Joshua Baggatta, Ruth Elliott

Reynolds III A $1,500 David F. Curreri Memorial Scholarship - Hannah Feinman

A $500 Professional Women of Sullivan County – High School Scholar-

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Richard Lander

Manuel Leon

Cassandra Mapes

Katherine Martinez

Melissa McCormack

Jordan Mirch

Edwin Moran

Thomas Muller

Adam Murphy

Devon Muzuruk

Danielle Myers

Matthew Nicoletti

Cory Nicholson

Cody Olsen

Bethanii Padu

Zariina Padu

John Paese

Daniela Pantina

Samantha Peck

Tylor Peters

Karalii Rabii

Tele Rabii

Blane Reddish

Tabitha Reilly

Rossar Reynolds III

Catherine Rhodes

Cassidy Sauer

Cassie Sauve

Katie Schanil

Shelby Schmitz

Joseph Schroeder

Kristina Schwatz

Reed Scott

Andrew Siegel

Kaitlin Slater

Chelsie Stauch

Erika Stauch

Gregory Stevenson

Ryan Tampone

ship for Academic Excellence presented by the New York State Board of Regents - Amanda

A $500 USAlliance Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Hannah Feinman Seven awards from the Triquart Scholarship Foundation, Inc. - Megan Andersen, Jonah

Hulse

Three four-year $500 annual scholarships for Academic Excellence presented by the New York State Board of Regents - Hannah Fein-

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Bauer, Eric Haberli, Amanda Hulse, Jordan Mirch, Tele Rabii, Nicole Velasquez

man, Michael LaGrutta, Adam Murphy

A $500 Shana Kelly Memorial Scholarship given by Shane Duquette - Erika Stauch Two $500 Susan Satriano Memorial Scholarships - Samantha Peck, Barbara Whit-

A $500 T.J. Telesky Memorial Scholarship given by Carol Cook and friends of T.J. - Brittiny

Banks

taker

Two $1,000 Sullivan County Trail Association Scholarships - Victoria Haas, Reed Scott A $500 St. Tammany Chapter #492 – Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship - Reed Scott A $350 MU Chapter – Alpha Delta Kappa, Beth A. Clark Scholarship - Ruth Elliott Two $500 Sullivan County Shields Scholarships - Johnathan Haff, Manuel Leon II A $500 Betty Mae Baker Veterinary Technician Scholarship - Danielle Myers A $1,000 Henry A. Umnik Trade Scholarship -

$100 Beaver Brook Rod & Gun Club – Klendon Kirby Scholarship - Richard Lander A $1,000 Hudson Catskill Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Union Scholarship - Hannah

Feinman A $1,000 Sullivan County Long Beards, NYS Chapter, NWTF Scholarship - Michael La-

Grutta A $500 Neversink Rondout Antique Machinery Association – Doug Hienle Scholarship -

Cory Nicholson

Scott Erdman

Kaitlyn Taylor

Ryan Taylor

A $1,500 Monticello New York Kennel Club Scholarship - Danielle Myers Anthony A. Kaiser Memorial Scholarship -

Eli Vaknin

Nicole Velasquez

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nity Unity - Richard Lander A $500 Callicoon Center Fire Department Scholarship - Sawyer Erlwein

Megan Andersen A $2,500 Achievement of Excellence in Community Service Scholarship sponsored by Cooperative Federal Credit Union in Woodridge, NY and facilitated by Commu-

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Stas Borowski receives his diploma during Saturday’s Sullivan West Commencement Exercises.

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Richard Lander, both father and son, share a moment together during graduation as father get the honor of bestowing his son’s diploma to him. Lander is a former Sullivan West School Board member. Richard will be attending RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) this fall.

Erika Stauch has a big smile as School Board President Mary Scheutzow presents her with her diploma.

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School Board member Angela Daley gets a hug from her daughter, Kristen, as she gives presents her with a diploma.

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Scott Herbert won several scholarships at graduation, including the Sullivan County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs scholarship. He will be attending Alfred State University in the fall.

Jordan Parsons and Mike LaGrutta enjoy the sunshine after Sullivan West’s graduation on Saturday.

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THEY MADE THE GRADE! Summa Cum Laude • Alexandra Ellmauer • Hannah Feinman • Melissa Goggin • Amanda Hulse • Adam Murphy Magna Cum Laude • Brittiny Banks • Jonah Bauer • Alexa Buday • Olivia Grady • Eric Haberli • Bradley Hemmer • Michael LaGrutta • Richard Lander • Jordan Mirch • Danielle Myers • Cassidy Sauer • Reed Scott • Gregory Stevenson III Cum Laude • Megan Andersen • Drew Billard • Sonya Gattus • Elaine Gwathney • Victoria Haas • Dakota Hahl • Zackary Keller • Bethanii Padu • Karalii Rabii • Tele Rabii • Rossar Reynolds III • Andrew Siegel • Kaitlin Slater • Chelsie Stauch • Ryan Tampone • Eli Vaknin Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors • Brittiny Banks • Alexa Buday • Alexandra Ellmauer • Hannah Feinman • Melissa Goggin • Olivia Grady • Elaine Gwathney • Eric Haberli • Bradley Hemmer • Amanda Hulse • Michael LaGrutta • Richard Lander • Jordan Mirch • Adam Murphy • Reed Scott • Gregory Stevenson III

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To avoid the crowd, Olivia Grady hops onto a table and makes a beeline for her graduation gown.

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Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hackett asking the graduates to “Keep learning, never stop trying and always keep growing.”

Advanced Regents Diploma • Jonah Bauer • Drew Billard • Louis Brahm • Matthew Cardona • Victoria Haas • Dakota Hahl • Zackary Keller • Danielle Myers • Bethanii Padu • Tele Rabii • Rossar Reynolds III • Catherine Rhodes • Cassidy Sauer • Andrew Siegel • Kaitlin Slater • Chelsie Stauch • Ryan Tampone • Eli Vaknin

HONOR SOCIETIES National Honor Society • Jonah Bauer • Drew Billard • Alexa Buday • Alexandra Ellmauer • Hannah Feinman • Melissa Goggin • Olivia Grady • Eric Haberli • Bradley Hemmer • Amanda Hulse • Michael LaGrutta • Richard Lander • Adam Murphy • Danielle Myers • Cassidy Sauer • Reed Scott • Gregory Stevenson III • Ryan Tampone

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Eric Haberli, son of Vice Principal Scott Haberli, concentrates as he crashes the cymbals during “Farandole,” his last performance with the High School Band.

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Class President Cassidy Sauer smiles as she gladly presents the school with the class gift – an American flag for the auditorium.

Student Council Members • Drew Billard • Alexa Buday • Sawyer Erlwein • Hannah Feinman • Victoria Haas • Bradley Hemmer • Michael LaGrutta • Richard Lander • Katherine Martinez • Adam Murphy • Danielle Myers • Cassidy Sauer • Katie Schanil • Kaitlin Slater • Erika Stauch • Kaitlyn Taylor

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Rossar Reynolds plays his trumpet under the direction of his father and teacher, Ross Reynolds, during his final band song.

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Samantha Peck and Cory Nicholson each excitedly wait to receive their diploma.

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Alexandra Ellmauer exchanges a warm glance with her father, Katherine Martinez and Matthew Cardona show their winning smiles. Michael Ellmauer, who is a faculty representative for the senior class.

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A special day for BOCES’ Alternative Education/GES students

LIBERTY — June 10 marked a special day for thirteen young individuals as they reached a major milestone in life and received their high school or general equivalency diploma. The ceremony was filled with cheers and smiles as each graduate stood in front of friends, family and staff members who have supported them during their educational journey. This year’s Alternative Edu-

cation Class of 2013 includes Jesse Lopez, Liberty CS; Yadira Montes, Monticello CS; Tyrell Ivory, Liberty CS; Jessica Frank, Tri-Valley CS; and Marcus Molina, Liberty CS. The GED Class of 2013 includes: Brianna Bays, Livingston Manor CS; Jauan Martin, Liberty CS; Kristianna Mastroianni, Eldred CS; Brennen Jordan, Livingston Manor CS; Paul Boyles, Liv-

ingston Manor CS; Allen Gregory, Eldred CS; Christopher O’Dell, Fallsburg CS; and Jahkim McGhee, Liberty CS. During the ceremony, the audience had the opportunity to listen to two student speakers, Jessica Frank and Yadira Montes. Ms. Montes spoke about how she was able to accomplish so many things once she entered the Alternative Ed program at BOCES. The guidance she re-

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Members of the BOCES Alternative Education Class of 2013 are, from left: Jesse Lopez, Yadira Montes, Tyrell Ivory, Jessica Frank and Marcus Molina

ceived from her counselors and teachers allowed her to see success for the first time. According to Montes, “I am graduating today and I feel successful. I am proud that I did it, and I am taking a step forward in life. After graduation, I plan on attending SUNY Sullivan. I want to get a degree in social work, so I can help guide students like me on the path to success,

just like my counselor did for me.” She closed with the message, “Never forget where you came from and stay in school because you can do it.” In addition to the students’ diplomas, the following awards were presented: the Peter Scursatone Memorial Award (recognizing citizenship) was presented to Jesse Lopez and Brennen Jordan;

the Thelma Newman Memorial Award (overall outstanding graduate) was presented to Brianna Bays and Yadira Montes; and the Career & Technical Education Award was presented to Jessica Frank. For more information about the Alternative Education or GED Programs offered at Sullivan BOCES, call 2954141 or visit scboces.org.

Rubin Pollack grads honored for achievements

LIBERTY — The Sullivan County BOCES held its annual commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 18 at the Rubin Pollack Education Center. At the ceremony 20 graduates were honored for their educational achievements amongst a crowd of family, friends, and school administrators. The ceremony was opened with remarks from District Superintendent Larry Thomas, who spoke about

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American Citizenship Award: Kevin Madsen. President’s Academic Achievement Award: Kyle Davis, William Storms, and Jerome Maldanado-Coaxum. President’s Academic Excellence Award: John Cruz. BOCES Board Award (recognizing academic improvement): Kevin Madsen. Peter Scursatone Memorial Award (recognizing citizenship): Joseph Manacello. Gene Smith School to Work Award: Ronald Schneider.

how proud the students and their families should be of the graduates’ accomplishments. Thomas concluded with the statement, “This is the end to one road and a beginning to a new road, take advantage of every opportunity that comes across your path.” Joseph Manacello from the Monticello Central School was the class speaker for the ceremony. He started his speech with a reflection Thelma Newman Memorial Award (overall outstanding graduate): Kyle Davis. Wellness Award: Kyle Davis. Liberty Elks Award: Kyle Davis and Ronald Schneider. Sullivan County Cares Coalition Award: Ronald Schneider. Derrick Omar Finn Award for Special Olympics efforts: Samantha Marcussen.

2013 RUBIN POLLACK EDUCATION CENTER GRADUATES Briana Castro (LCS) John Cruz (Port Jervis CS) George Davis (LCS) Kyle Davis (FCS)

of his time at BOCES and how he never thought he would ever graduate. “When I came to BOCES, I didn’t want to be here since it wasn’t my school district. Being at BOCES has allowed me to separate out the negative aspects of my life and focus on what I needed to do and what was important,” Manacello said. “I was also able to participate in Career and Tech and learn the Jamie Elliott (ECS) Jayvel Hatcher (MCS) Joseph Jasper (MCS) Kevin Madsen (LCS) Amanda Martin (Port Jervis CS) Jerome Maldanado-Coaxum (MCS) Joseph Manacello (MCS) Samantha Marcussen (MCS) Alexander Minner (MCS) Paul O’Dell (LCS) Shane Patterson (FCS) Shamus Quick (ECS) Anthony Soto (ECS) Ronald Schneider (ECS) Shane Simmons (LCS) William Storms (LCS)

construction trade – which I love. To all of the teachers at BOCES, thank you for sticking by me.” Mr. Manacello is planning on

going to Delhi College in the fall. He stated that if he doesn’t get in, he plans on getting a job in construction until he gets into college.

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FALLSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; On June 19, the Sullivan County BOCES held its Recognition Ceremony for all graduating Career & Tech students at the Fallsburg Central School. The night was filled with many smiling faces, cheers, and applauds for the graduates as they made their way across the stage to accept their certificates, awards, and scholarships. Julia Wilk (ECS) and Zachory Park (RCS), New Vision Health students, spoke during the ceremony on behalf of the classmates. Both students expressed their gratitude to their component districts and the BOCES for providing this great opportunity. They also spoke about their Career and Tech experience and how it has positively influenced their lives and futures by providing an opportunity to gain lifelong knowledge and gain friends that will last a lifetime. Ms. Wilk ended her speech with a quote from Henry David Thoreau, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve imagined.â&#x20AC;?

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Smith Beauty & Barber Supply Award: Samantha Bingay, Roscoe; Melony Noller, Fallsburg; Daniela Pantina (SW). Sullivan County BOCES Board Award: Zachory Park, Roscoe; William Smith, Liberty; Julia Wilk, Eldred; Tania Zuniga, Liberty. Sullivan County BOCES Teachers Association Award: Brandi VanKeuren, Liberty. Sullivan County Cares Coalition, Inc. Scholarship: Jesse Corcoran, Eldred. SUNY Sullivan Scholarships: Devin Acevedo, Monticello; Andrew Martinez, Liberty; Maria Cuellar Ramirez, Liberty: Anthony Velez, Monticello SUPA Public Affairs 101 and SCCC Speech 101 awards: Mikaela Balsano, Eldred; Alexa Buday (SW); Sarah Coney, Tri-Valley; Julie Crance, Monticello; Anastasia Fitzpatrick, Liberty; Jaspreet Gill, Livingston Manor; Shane Jackson, Monticello; Janelle Laguio, Fallsburg; Melanie Laine Reisner, Livingston Manor; Zachory Park, Roscoe; Julia Wilk, Eldred; Kayla Yager, Tri-Valley; Debbie Yang, Monticello; Cindy Zheng, Livingston Manor. Symanski Scholarship: Julia Wilk, Eldred. Trading Post Award: Melanie Laine Reisner, Livingston Manor; Maria de Lourdes Romero Ramirez, Liberty. Yaun Company: Devon Muzuruk (SW); Cory Nicholson (SW); Steven Padin-Paredes, Monticello. Attendance Awards: Sullivan West Central School is awarded an Attendance Certificate for the students with the highest attendance record for the 2012-2013 school year. Two Years Excellent Attendance: William Smith, Liberty.

For more information on the programs available through the Career and Technical Education Center visit www.scboces.org or call 295-4152. 2013 CAREER & TECH SENIOR RECOGNITION *One Year Complete §Technical Endorsement +National Technical Honor Society ANIMAL SCIENCE: Adam Accarino; Scott Ackerley; Rachel Barry; Teryn Conklin; Nicole Contrys; Jasmine Davis*; Tennessee Gerow; Samantha Guevara; Destiny Highbaugh; Brandon Jersey; Sarina Lopez; Ryan Nead; Shane Patterson; Tiffany Reed; Larissa Roussos; Kyle Sherwood*; Kristen Siegel; Valerie Simone; Amber Stickle. AUTO BODY: Georgios Astras; Kevin Chmura; Elvin Harris. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: David Bennett; Steven Brock; Shaun Cargill; Brody Copp; John Dailey; EJ Ellis; Michael Hillriegel; Donald Klinger; Jesse Lopez; Thomas Muller; John Paese; Robert Penn; Nicholas Price; Blain Reddish; Miguel Rosado; Jason Ross; Frank Salvemini; Michael Scherer; Michael Wilson. BROADBAND ACADEMY: Joshua Conlon; John Cruz; Joseph LaCatena+; Anthony Soto; COMMUNITY BASED WORK PROGRAM: Kevin Madsen+; Jerome Maldanado-Coaxum; Samantha Marcussen; Selena Samuel+; Zenaida Torres+; Anissia Westerman+;

COMPUTER NETWORKING: Joshua Baggatta; James Blackwell; Matthew Bonnell; Theodore Horyczun, IV; Marcus Molina; Anthony Simpson; William Smith*+; Ryan Taylor; Anthony Velez+; CONSTRUCTION/ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY: Abram Bryan*; Tyrell Ivory*; Joseph Manacello; Edwin Moran Jr.; Devon Muzuruk+; Cory Nicholson; Steven Padin-Paredes; Ryan Schauer+ CORE: Oscar Davis. COSMETOLOGY: Samantha Bingay; Jamie Elliott; Natasha Escoto; Joline Faust; Jessica Frank; Jana Koradis; Grace Martin+; Sabrina Minner*; Melony Noller; Zariina Padu; Daniela Pantina; Sydney Portz+. CULINARY ARTS: Devin Acevedo; Gabriela Armstead; Charlotte Clark; Jesse Corcoran+; George Davis; Kyle Davis; Stephanie Deyo; Austin Edelglass; Sandro D. Fernandez; Brian Forrest; Trevor Fraser; Yazmine Gandulla; Pedro Garcia; Jessica Gonzalez; Kyle LaPolt; Omar Lopez*; Samantha Martin*; Destiny Nickols; Cody Raymond; Claudia Reyes Palma; Jorge Reyes Palma; Nina Seehausen+; Ilse Serapio; Richie Shaver*; Mason Solberg; Logan Thomas*; Nicole Warren; Brittany Wilson*; Tania Zuniga+. PRECISION MACHINING: Matthew Burns*; Dylan Galligan+; Timothy Hillriegel; Joseph Schroeder+. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Jamie Brugaletta; Lizmarie Gonzalez; Stephanie Kennedy; Alyssa LaChance; Courtney Oberosler; Katie Schanil; Kristina Schwatz; Brandi VanKeuren+; Miranda Ward. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS (HO): Erin Angus (HO2); Sarah Hallenbeck (HO2); Jenny Rivera (HO2); Rebecca Kegler (HO2); Melissa Roberts (HO2)+; Paul Chumpitazi (HO2); Maria de los An Romero Ramirez (HO2)+; Raiquawn Malloy (HO2); Lori Copeland (HO2); Katelynn Manto (HO2); Bethany Ruperti (HO2); Fergy Menendez (HO2); Kelly Santos (HO2)+; Lisa Costa (HO2)+; Robert Takourian (Allied HO); Cort Moody (HO2); Maria Cuellar Ramirez (HO2)+; Fallon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill (Allied HO); Tiffany Williams (HO2); Amanda Ortiz (HO1); Tatyanna Phillips (HO2); Alixandra Goodell (HO2)+; Amber Hadden (HO2). NEW VISION HEALTH: Mikaela Balsano+; Alexa Buday+; Sarah Coney; Julie Crance; Anastasia Fitzpatrick; Jaspreet Gill; Shane Jackson+; Janelle Laguio+; Melanie Laine Reisner; Zachory Park+; Julia Wilk+; Kayla Yager; Debbie Yang+; Cindy Zheng. LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING (LPN); Kayln Drasher; Imani Miranda; Patrick Ramos; DeVynia Willis.


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Monticello graduates 208 Largest of county’s schools packs Gerry Fieldhouse STORY AND PHOTOS BY ELI RUIZ

LOCH SHELDRAKE — Sullivan County’s largest school district graduated 208 seniors at SUNY Sullivan’s Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. There were few open seats to be found in the house, as hundreds of parents, family, friends and faculty looked on proudly while the raft of Monticello seniors received their just dues from Board of Education President Susan Purcell. Fulton Essayist Cindy Lopez read her winning submission, titled with the question: “Are We All Equal?” Under the provisions of the will of Albert M. Fulton, an annual prize has been established at Monticello High-School in honor of Fulton, who was a member of the very first Board of Education. The award is presented each year to a senior who can write and deliver the very best essay on topics ranging from economics and sociology, to American history and government. Tradition at Monticello High-School has held that the winning submission be read by its author on graduation day. And Sunday was no different as Lopez delivered her moving and thoughtprovoking dissertation on the state of gay/lesbian affairs in this country. “A choice of sexuality doesn’t define who you are, but your personality does,” explained Lopez. “Homosexuality has

Monticello and Section IX superstar athlete Shane Jackson graduated Cum Laude for maintaining at least an 85 average throughout his four years of high school. The scholar/athlete will be suiting up on the gridiron next fall for Division II St. Anselm on a full scholarship. been a feature of human culture since our earliest history, and a topic that

receives very little discussion. It [homosexuality] was known as a pathology, or a

mental illness that could be cured, but little did people know then, the depth,

breadth and scope of this culture. Today it goes as far as looking into the biology, genetics, psychology, politics and history of homosexuality. As I’ve come to learn, homosexuality is much more than all of that. It’s really about who someone is, and what they are like; rather than their preferences.” Lopez – an Hispanic – poignantly added, “Because at some point in my life I have encountered some

form of discrimination towards my race, I know how it feels to be looked at differently, so I would never even consider judging others. The one thing I am grateful for is growing up in a school and environment where there is little to no discrimination towards anyone. There will be a day when they [gays] will be able to live in peace and happiness with whom they CONTINUED ON PAGE 32G

This Monticello graduate got creative with her cap; embellishing it with sparkles to accent her gown.

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David Bennet

Andrew Benskie

Kiyara Bracy

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Jamie Brugaletta

Shaun Cargill

Christian Carvajal

Brianna Cruz

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Cory Deitchman

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want . . . I ask that everyone stop and take a good look at someone before you judge, because they may just turn out to be one of the most important people in your life.” Senior class speakers Brooke Madnick and Chase Israel urged graduates to make the best of this opportunity and to “seize the moment.” After Board of Education Vice President Stacey Sharoff presented the cream of the

Monticello crop with academic honors, Purcell, along with Senior Class Advisors Christopher Cellini and Patricia Dwyer-Gillman, handed out the much deserved diplomas that signal not just the end of a very important chapter for the Monticello seniors, but equally, the beginning of the next. MONTICELLO CENTRAL SCHOOL AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Kiersten Abplanalp Kennedy - The Bonnie Hinckley Memorial Award

for Educational Achievement, Montgomery GI Bill Grant Devin Acevedo - Everyday Apparel Award, SUNY Sullivan Scholarship Madeline Andersen - President's Award for Educational Achievement, Monticello Grange Scholarship, Michael Diamond Memorial Scholarship, PFC Jerry B. Evans Memorial Scholarship, Mamakating First Aid Scholarship Jason Arroyave - Monticello Administrators and Supervisors Association Leonard L. Balch Jr. Memorial Scholarship Chaya Barasch-Grose - Madeleine Gordon Memorial Award, Principal's Award in Honor of Retiring Teacher Wendy Levinson

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Adrian Galeas

Andrew Garrison

Celia Gonzalez-Lop

Jessica Gonzalez

Spencer Gonzalez

Amber Grobusch

Destiny Highbaugh

Naquan Holman

Brittany Ianule

Joshuah Idyis

Tanasia Jordan

Lauren Katz

Rebecca Kegler

Kiersten Kennedy

Elizabeth Laba

Alyssa Lachance

Gina Lancione

Kyle Lapolt

Kyle Lewis

Samantha Marcussen

Wayne Maree

Christopher Maroldi

Jacob Martin

Dana Mendoza

Victoria Merton

Jakub Mierzwa

Kayla Milline

Sandro Fernandez

Brian Forrest

Christopher Fox

Bryan Fraser

Brandi Gilmore

Simcha Glassman

Ashlyn Gomez

Angelo Heimowitz

Haley Heins

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for Educational Excellence, Monticello Kiwanis Club Leo Rappaport Memorial Scholarship, Maureen Welton Memorial Interact Scholarship, Monticello Rotary Club Scholarship, Syracuse University Trustees Scholarship Mae Bonnaci - President's Award for Educational Excellence, The Ruth Appel Memorial Scholarship, Trust Family Memorial Scholarship, Monticello Elks Club Scholarship, Bethel Lions Club Elmer "Shorty" Bucher Memorial Scholarship Gary Bracey - President's Award for Educational Achievement Kiyara Bracy - President's Award for Educational Achievement, Frederick K. Robinson Memorial Scholarship Christian Carvajal - President's Award for Educational Achievement, Robert C. & Lynn Walsh Memorial Award Reymond Cerda - Monticello Performing Arts Booster Club Award Peter Chocolate - Summa Cum Laude Gold Medal in Debate, Suffolk

University Trustees Scholarship, George Marone Emerald Green Scholarship Austin Colon - West Virginia Tech Soccer Scholarship Nathaniel Cox - President's Award for Educational Achievement Julie Crance - President's Award for Educational Achievement, Greenville Senior Leisure Club Scholarship, Monticello Kiwanis Club Rose Raimond Scholarship, Mount St. Mary's Dean's Scholarship, Carol A. Rosengard Memorial Scholarship Arianna Da Costa - President's Award for Educational Achievement

Angelica Gierisch

Bryan Gil

Amber Hadden

Kayla Harrell

Elvin Harris

Marisa Ippolito

Chase Isreal

Brooke Jackson

Shane Jackson

Stepheanie Kennedy

Mathew Kerendian

Taylor Knapp

Andrew Krotje

Justin Kurthy

Victoria Lopez-diaz

Cindy Lopez

Brooke Madnick

Daisy Madnick

Katelynn Manto

Kariem McCline

Taylor McCormack

Kristen McEneaney

Jacob McLachlan

Kyle McNair

Mikayla Mendels

Rebecca Mitchell

Yadira Montes

Sha'mira Moore

Demetrius Munroe

Malik Murray

Angelo Niforatos

Joanna DeJesus - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Rock Hill Fire Department Memorial Scholarship, Gene Smith Peacemaker Award, Monticello Elks Club Scholarship, Charlene Faitell Memorial Scholarship, Macauley School Scholarship Angelica Diaz - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Rock Hill Fire Department Memorial Scholarship, Monticello Dance Company Award, Frances Barrett Memorial Award Michael Dzurica - President's Award for Educational Achievement Natasha Escoto - Burmax Award,

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Ian Faria - President's Award for Educational Achievement, SUNY Albany Educational Opportunity Program Grant Christopher Fox - Principal's Award in Honor of Retiring Teacher MaryAnn Geary-Halchak, United States Military Recognition Jordan Fredell - President's Award for Educational Achievement, Keuka Scholar Award, Keuka Tradition Award Andrew Garrison II - Robert Lewin Music Award, Berklee College Merit Scholarship, Sullivan County Music

Educators Janet Von Ahnen Memorial Scholarship, NYSCAME Award for Excellence in Music Simcha Glassman - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Monticello Performing Arts Booster Club Award, Wells College Presidential Scholarship, Robert C. & Lynn Walsh Memorial Award, Principal's Award in Honor of Retiring Teacher Ann Trombley Spencer Gonzalez - Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Technology, James Reiber Memorial Scholarship Amber Grobusch - Gordon Memo-

rial School Spirit Award

Elvin Harris - All Gas & Welding Supplies Award

Angelo Heimowitz - President's Award for Educational Excellence, SUNY Fredonia Academic Award, Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Music Haley Heins - President's Award for Educational Excellence, McAwley Award, Judy McGowan Award Christian Hernandez - United States Military Recognition

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Virginia O'Rourke

Courtney Oberosler

Safiya Osisami

Ariel Pabon

Steven Padin-Paredes

Harsh Parekh

Kishan Patel

Zaire Patterson

Robert Penn

Felix Perilla

Eric Pfeister

Tatyanna Phillips

Annette Purcell

Caitlin Radlein

Cody Raymond

Aimee Rice

Robert Riley

Genesis Rivas

Dennis Rivera

Jenny Rivera

Robert Rivera

Alexandra Rodriguez

Debra Rodriguez

Dequea Rodriguez

Toribio Rodriguez

Michael Rogers

Katryna Rokicki

May Rosario

Larissa Roussos

Patrice Rowe

Nicole Ruperd

Bethany Ruperti

Brittany Rupp

Saige Sanford

Brooke Saunderson

Taylor Saunderson

Ryan Schauer

Thomas Scian

Angela Scott

Zachary Sheehan

Anthony Simpson

Heather Sims

Steven Sinistorie

Otha Smith

Rahjel Smith

Mason Solberg

Brittany Stein

Kelly Sturm

Robert Takourian

Gerardo Tappan

De'ja Taylor

Aliyah Thomas

Luis Torres

Bryant Valencia

Jeremiah Wagner

Jessica Wagner

Nicole Warren

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Kiwanis recognize scholars Eight Monticello High School seniors and their families were guests of honor at the Monticello Kiwanis Scholarship Dinner that was recently held at the Blue Horizon Diner. A total of $9,000 was awarded in scholarships. Pictured from left are Kiwanis Foundation Committee Chairperson Robert Green Jr., with the deserving recipients Ashley Berger, Nicole Nittoli, Chase Israel, Julie Crance, Shane Jackson, Nicole Warren, Mae Bonnacai and Brittany Rupp.

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Monticello Class of 2013 Co-Speaker Brooke Madnick gives her speech before a packed house at SUNY Sullivan's Paul Gerry Fieldhouse during the June 23 Monticello graduation ceremony. At left is Board of Education President Susan Purcell. At right is Superintendent Daniel Teplesky.

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Graduates line up to receive their much deserved diplomas. Pictured from left are Latique A. Liles, Cindy Lopez and Victoria Judith Lopez-Diaz.

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Monticello High School Principal Lori Orestano-James speaks before an ocean of blue mortarboards during the June 23 Monticello High School graduation ceremony at SUNY Sullivan's Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. The county's largest school, Monticello graduated 208 seniors at the ceremony.

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Chase Israel, above, was one of two featured senior speakers, along with Brook Madnick, at Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Monticello High-School graduation ceremony at SUNY Sullivan.

Brooke Jackson holds up her diploma for a photo opportunity.

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Even standing room was nearly full at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse as many turned out to celebrate the accomplishments of the 208 graduating seniors from Monticello High School.

Graduating senior Cody Arana contemplates his future as he holds his freshly received diploma.

Award for Educational Achievement, Principal's Award in Honor of Retiring Teacher Joyce Kocsis, Jeffersonville Animal Hospital Award, Petcare Animal Hospital Award Marisa Ippolito - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Siena College Presidential Scholarship Chase Israel - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Monticello Kiwanis Club Ben Golden Memorial Scholarship, William and May Norris Memorial Scholarship, Michele Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship, Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps Scholarship, NYS Regents Scholarship, Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Science Shane Jackson - Monticello Kiwanis Club Founders Scholarship, Official Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete, Starlight Chapter #74 Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, James Bitterman Memorial Scholarship Jiszel Josephs - Wells College Dean's Award Jaszel Josephs - Pavonia Scholarship Lauren Katz - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Maureen Welton Memorial Interact Scholarship, Monticello Rotary Club Sheryl Manz Service to the Community Scholarship, Professional Women of Sullivan County Scholarship, Arizona State University Dean's Scholarship Matthew Kerendian - College of Saint Rose Provost Scholarship Taylor Knapp - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Monticello Grange Scholarship, Rock Hill Fire Department Memorial Scholarship, 214

Award, Robert Isaf Academic Endurance Award, Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps Pearl Dumont Memorial Scholarship Andrew Krotje - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Coach Edward Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, Monticello Performing Arts Booster Club Award, Maureen Welton Memorial Interact Scholarship, Monticello Masonic #532 Lodge Scholarship, Mamakating Lions Club Scholarship Victoria Lopez-Diaz - Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Art Brooke Madnick - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Charlene Faitell Memorial Scholarship, Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Foreign Language, NYS Regents Scholarship, June Motl Award Daisy Madnick - President's Award for Educational Achievement, Charlene Faitell Memorial Scholarship Wayne Maree - President's Award for Educational Excellence Christopher Maroldi - SUNY Potsdam Educational Opportunity Program Grant Jacob Martin - Future Business Leader Scholarship Taylor McCormack - Rock Hill Fire Department Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Auxiliary Adelle Lazarowics Scholarship, Nathan and Harry Kristt Memorial Award, Rollins College Presidential Scholarship, NYS Regents Scholarship Kristen McEneaney - President's Award for Educational Excellence, University of Notre Dame University Scholarship, University of Notre Dame Provost Scholarship, Warren H. Bergstrom Award, NYS Regents Scholarship

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Arianna DaCosta receives her Cum Laude medal from Board of Education Vice President Stacey Sharoff for having maintained a GPA between 85–89.99 through her four years of high school.

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Mikayla Mendels - President's

Award for Educational Excellence, Michael Diamond Memorial Scholarship, Eugene D. Nesin Memorial Scholarship, Brian Ingber Memorial Scholarship, Kevin Maher Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Conservation Club Scholarship Jakub Mierzwa - Summa Cum Laude Gold Medal in Debate, Arnold Packer Hughes Award Rebecca Mitchell - Rock Hill Fire Department Memorial Scholarship, Sullivan County Highway Superintendent's Scholarship, Misericordia Presidential Scholarship, Mission Award, and Mcauley Scholarship Angelo Niforatos - David E. Rosengard Memorial Award Nicole Nittoli - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Monticello Kiwanis Club Florence Leshner Memorial Scholarship, Tybee Arfa Memorial Award, Nelson Hall Memorial Scholarship, Claire Morgan Memorial Award, Karen Lauri Lynch Memorial Award, Principal's Award in Honor of Retiring Administrator Ted Kusulas Courtney Oberosler - Starlight Chapter #74 Scholarship Virginia O'Rourke - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Monticello Grange Scholarship, Justin LaBarbera Memorial Scholarship, Music Department Award, Kevin Maher Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Mamakating Lions Club Scholarship, 214 Award

Ariel Pabon - President's Award for Educational Achievement

Genesis Rivas - Bethel Lions Scholarship

Steven Padin - Paredes - David E. Rosengard Memorial Award, Kevin Maher Jr. Perserverance Award Harsh Parekh - Summa Cum Laude Gold Medal in Debate Kishan Patel - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Academy of Finance Scholarship, NYS Regents Scholarship Zaire Patterson - SUNY Canton Educational Opportunity Program Grant, Carol A. Rosengard Memorial Scholarship Annette Purcell - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Professional Women of Sullivan County Scholarship, Ashley and Sierra Memorial Scholarship, Official Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete, Monticello Elks Club Scholarship, Academy of Finance Scholarship, Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Business, Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in English, Isaf Brothers Award for Scholarship and Athletics Caitlin Radlein - President's Award for Educational Achievement, Elinor Buckman Memorial Award, Academy of Finance Service Award Cody Raymond - Philip and Dora Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Aimee Rice - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Arnold Packer Hughes Award, Mamakating Lions Club Scholarship, Student Council Maher Award

Katryna Rokicki - President's Award for Educational Achievement

May Rosario-Barreto - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Board of Education Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Family and Consumer Science Nicole Ruperd - President's Award for Educational Achievement

Brittany Rupp - President's Award for Educational Excellence, Blake and Dorothy Washington Scholarship, Monticello Kiwanis Club Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Auxiliary Esther Etkin Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Ruddick Trowbridge Post 73 Ralph S. Breakey Memorial Scholarship, Trust Family Memorial Scholarship, Ashley and Sierra Memorial Scholarship,

Albert M. Fulton essay contest winner Cindy Lopez poses for the camera. Lopez urged the huge crowd of proud parents, friends and administrators to accept people for “who they are,” and not for their “sexual preferences.”

Monticello Rotary Club Scholarship, tional Achievement, Andrew GorNYS Regents Scholarship, Balchem don Memorial Award Sons and Daughters Scholarship, Brittany Stein - President's Award Board of Education Plaque for Outfor Educational Achievement, NYS standing Scholarly Achievement in Regents Scholarship, Class of 1966 Mathematics, Board of Education Award Plaque for Outstanding Scholarly Aliyah Thomas - President's Award Achievement in Social Studies, Rensfor Educational Excellence, Iona selaer Medal Scholarship, Sullivan Heritage Scholarship, Bruna Hazan County Cares Coalition Award, Beth Rosengard Memorial Scholarship Lauri Service and Commitment to Albert Toro - SUNY Delhi EducaSchool Award, Maureen Isaf Award tional Opportunity Program Grant for Academic Excellence, Rene PisAnthony Velez - SUNY Sullivan tell Memorial Award Scholarship Noche Salas - Catskill Shopper Jessica Wagner - President's Journalism Award Award for Educational AchieveSaige Sanford - President's Award ment, Steven Kocsis Memorial for Educational Excellence, MontiAward cello Elks Club Scholarship, MontiNicole Warren - Monticello Kiwacello Administrators and nis Club Irving Kaufman Memorial Supervisors Association Michele Scholarship Mitchell Memorial Scholarship, James Whitlock - Peter Adams and Monticello Teachers Association Jack Musci Award Scholarship, Shirley Smalls HornDzyre Wilks - Rock Hill Fire Departbeck Award ment Memorial Scholarship, Rock Brooke Saunderson - President's Hill Fire Department Auxiliary ScholAward for Educational Achievearship ment, Monticello Fire Department Debbie Yang - President's Award Scholarship, Sullivan County Highfor Educational Excellence, Russell way Superintendent's Scholarship Sage Presidential Excellence Award, Taylor Saunderson - President's Robert Rosengard Award Award for Educational Achievement, Monticello Fire Department Scholarship, Sullivan County Highway Superintendent's Scholarship Ryan Schauer - Sullivan County Conservation Club Scholarship “We Maintain Your Car Thomas Scian - President's Award for EducaKeeping It Fresh & Clean”

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Sydney Portz, left, Callie Bullis, and Samantha Bingay pose for one last photo together.

Salutatorian Callie Bullis is ecstatic after the official turning of the tassels confirms she’s a new graduate!

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At left, Samantha Bingay and Sean Dauch give one last smile before joining the procession into the gymnasium.

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEANNE SAGER

ROSCOE — Family. It’s a word used often during the 2013 graduation ceremonies at Roscoe Central School. The speakers thanked their families for being in attendance, for supporting them along the path to commencement. And they turned to each other, a class of just 15, and spoke to a group of people Class of 2013 Secretary Samantha Bingay called “the best second family I could ever have.” Their’s was a graduation ceremony typical of the county’s smallest school district: a small class celebrating as one, the cliques of high school life gone as they

donned caps and gowns together, joked together, laughed together, and even cried together. Quoting poet John Donne, Class Vice President Sydney Portz, noted that no man is an island. Nor, she said, was the Class of 2013. “During the past 13 years, we have not been alone.” They’ve been together. And as they readied to part ways, Salutatorian Callie Bullis warned her classmates to never settle for less than what they deserve. “We, the Class of 2013, have never been ordinary,” she said. “Ordinary has never been enough for us. “Why should good be good enough?” Bullis continued.

Ashley Newkirk trades smiles with School Board President Gary Dahlman.

Her words were the perfect set-up for Valedictorian Zachory Park’s reminder that commencement was not the end of life for this small family but the beginning. After all, he pointed out, “The average life expectancy of an American is 78 years.” That’s 60 some years of adventures for Roscoe’s latest group of grads, 60 some years to make the world their new family. “Thank you for sharing your hopes and dreams with all of us,” Principal Janice Phillips told the class. “You are the only ones who can make your dreams come true. Dream big, and make it happen!” This year’s salutatorian and valedictorian are Callie Bullis, left, and Zachory Park.

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Kade Williams-Verona accepts his diploma from School Board Chair Gary Dahlman.

Valedictorian Zachory Park played his last songs with the RCS band including the school’s alma mater and Moondance by Van Morrison.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

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Mollie Brown

Callie Bullis

Sean Dauch

Steven Mootz

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ROSCOE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

AAA NY Driver Education Award -

Santiago

Callie Bullis

Dai Dutcher Memorial Award -

Aileen Button Memorial Sal - Callie

Samantha Bingay, Cheyenne Woods

Kurt T. Rowan Memorial Scholarship -

David B. Robinson Memorial Prize -

Liberty Elks Lodge Citizenship & Service Award - Zachory Park, Mollie

Bullis

Aileen Button Memorial Val - Zachory

Park

Steven Mootz

Alan B. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship - John Becker Arthur V. Maus Memorial Award -

Derek Haas Memorial Award - Za-

chory Park Derek Haas Memorial Sports Award -

Steven Mootz

Callie Bullis

Athletic Award In Memory of EC Ned Darbee - Callie Bullis, Zachory

Don Jacobs Memorial Award -

Samantha Bingay, Cheyenne Woods Dr. Lewis G. Denman Memorial - Mollie Browne, Zachory Park Drama Club Graduation Award - Zachory Park

Park

Beaverkill Chapter - DAR Patriotism Award - Zachory Park Beaverkill Chapter - DAR American History Award - Zachory Park Blue & White Athletic Club Awards -

Dr. Robert R. Eckert Scholarship Award - Cheyenne Woods Evelyn Tice Button Memorial Award -

John Becker, Samantha Bingay, Callie Bullis, Zachory Park

Calument Club Social Studies Prize -

Callie Bullis

Cheyenne Woods

Floyd K. Darbee Memorial Award -

Carol Young Herrmann Memorial Scholarship - Tyler Ulatt Catherine & Alex Portz Memorial Music Award - Callie Bullis Catskill Shopper Advertising Sponsor Award - Sydney Portz Catskill Fly Tyers Guild - Cheyenne

Ashley Newkirk Floyd Keener #315 Post & Aux. Citizenship Award - Zachory Park,

Cheyenne Woods Francis J. Tempel Memorial Scholarship - Samantha Bingay James & Betty Tempel Scholarship Fund - Zachory Park James & Eleanor Cain Scholarship -

Woods

Cochran Scholarship Prizes - Callie

Bullis, Zachory Park, Cheyenne Woods

Samantha Bingay, Mollie Browne, Zachory Park, Cheyenne Woods

Cooks Falls-Horton Fire Company Scholarship - Cheyenne Woods,

Julie Allen Memorial Scholarship -

Kade Williams-Verona, Betsy Santiago

Sydney Portz John J. Meola Memorial Award - Cal-

Cooks Falls-Horton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Scholarship - Cheyenne Woods,

Bingay, Cheyenne Woods, Mollie Browne, Ashley Newkirk

lie Bullis Kiwanis Club Scholarship - Zachory

Kade Williams-Verona, Betsy

Park, Callie Bullis, Samantha

Samantha Bingay, Callie Bullis Browne L .M. Lodge #791 Free & Accepted Masons Award - Betsy Santiago Michael & Rose Failla Memorial Award - Zachory Park Michael J. Galbraith Memorial Award -

Cheyenne Woods

Browne Roscoe Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Award - Mol-

lie Browne Roscoe Teachers' Association Scholarship - Callie Bullis, Za-

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Mollie Browne

Senator Bonacic Certificate of Merit - John Becker,

chory Park New York State Assembly - Certificate of Merit - John Becker, Samantha

NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Assoc., Inc. Award - Mol-

lie Browne New York State Education Academic Award - Zachory Park Noack Family Graduation Award -

Kade Williams-Verona

Cheyenne Woods

gay, Zachory Park

Samantha Bingay, Colyn Bonadies, Mollie Browne, Callie Bullis, Sean Dauch, Kip Hakes, Steven Mootz, Ashley Newkirk, Zachory Park, Sydney Portz, Betsy Santiago, Tyler Ulatt, Kade Williams-Verona, Cheyenne Woods

Mr. Chips Excellence in English Award - Cheyenne Woods Mystic Entertainment Award - Za-

Bingay, Colyn Bonadies, Mollie Browne, Callie Bullis, Sean Dauch, Kip Hakes, Steven Mootz, Ashley Newkirk, Zachory Park, Sydney Portz, Betsy Santiago, Tyler Ulatt, Kade WilliamsVerona, Cheyenne Woods

Tyler Ulatt

Student Government Award in Honor of Beverlee Morgan - Ashley

Newkirk Student Government Award in Honor of Our Friends: Timothy Johnston & Kurt Rowan - Callie Bullis, Za-

chory Park Student Government Award in Memory of Derek Haas - Samantha Bin-

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Award - Ashley Newkirk Tony Brzytwa Memorial Hunting Award - Sydney Portz, Steven

Student Government Award in Honor of Mindy Schulte - Cheyenne

Woods

Mootz

Student Government Award in Honor of Alan B Sullivan - John Becker Superintendent's Award - Zachory

Tony Brzytwa Memorial Sports Award -

Samantha Bingay, John Becker, Callie Bullis, Zachory Park

Park

Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Scholarship - Samantha Bingay,

Sullivan Chapter #298 Order, Eastern Star Award - Zachory Park Sullivan County Cares Coalition, Inc. -

Mollie Browne, Zachory Park, Ashley Newkirk Verlynn R. Hill Scholarship - Zachory Park, Callie Bullis, Cheyenne Woods

Samantha Bingay Theodore Gordon Fly Fishing Science Award - Zachory Park Tony Brzytwa & Robin Richards Medical Research Award - Mollie

Women's Club of the Horton Methodist Episcopal Church Scholarship - Sean Dauch

Browne, Zachory Park Tony Brzytwa Memorial Academic

John Becker, Samantha Bingay, Colyn Bonadies, Mollie Browne, Callie Bullis, Sean Dauch, Kip Hakes, Steven Mootz, Ashley Newkirk, Zachory Park, Sydney Portz, Betsy Santiago, Tyler Ulatt, Kade Williams-Verona, Cheyenne Woods Paul G. DeVantier Memorial Award -

John Becker Peck's Market Achievement Award -

Samantha Bingay, Mollie Browne, Callie Bullis, Zachory Park Principal's Award - Mollie Browne RCS PTA Book Grant Award - Zachory Park, Cheyenne Woods Robert Selser Award - John Becker, Colyn Bonadies RCS Arts In Education Chair Award -

Zachory Park, Cheyenne Woods Roscoe Diner Prize - Kade Williams-

Verona Roscoe Free Library Award - Callie

Bullis Roscoe Rockland Fire Company Auxiliary Prize - Mollie Browne, Za-

Cheyenne Woods, left, and Betsy Santiago show off their decorated mortarboards. Santiago’s had a Twitter theme.

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Colyn Bonadies, left, and Tyler Ulatt sit back and watch their fellow graduates get ready for the ceremony.

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TRI-VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

The honor of presenting diplomas STORY AND PHOTO BY ED TOWNSEND

Prior to the start of the Tri-Valley graduation ceremony the class posed for this outdoor picture.

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GRAHAMSVILLE — Stirring and solemn remarks by TriValley Central School Graduation Coordinator Brenda G. Sloan became part of the highlights of the school’s 2013 graduation service held last Saturday morning in the school’s Bernstein Auditorium. Ms. Sloan, who is also the chairperson of the school Spanish Department, opened her remarks stating, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” She noted that some in the graduation audience have spoken this oath and asked those currently serving in the Armed Forces and veterans to rise “so that we may thank you for your service.” A warm applause greeted military personnel and veterans. Recognition and presentation of certificates were then given to Anne-Marie Avery and James Pugh, who have

enlisted in the U.S. Military. Anne Marie has enlisted in the United States Navy while James will be joining the United States Marine Corps. Valedictorian Victoria “Vicky” Tingley amused the crowd by telling a few humorous stories about her little brother Sam and noted “these stories have been pre-approved so I am not the worst big sister in the world for sharing them right now. Pointing out what some possible things to pack “in our suitcase for the rest of our lives,” she included, “ friendships we have made, knowledge we have gained and values we have obtained from this community.” She urged her fellow graduates to “never let go of your values, never stop being you,” and “you are one of a kind and it does not matter what everyone else thinks.” “Now, as we walk out these doors and enter the real world, I’m asking you to remember what is important to you and what you stand for,” and “never forget what you have learned or the values this community has given you,” the 2013 Valedictorian stated. Vicky Tingley not only achieved the highest scholastic standing but was a three season athlete, president of the FBLA, the National Honor Society, secretary of the Var-

sity Athletic Club and a member of the Student Council and Theatre Club. Class Salutatorian Christina Kackos opening remarks were filled with a comparison of large amounts of numbers and the size of the numbers which she pointed out, “when I talk about size I’m referring to size of achievement.” “Achievement,” she noted, “comes in many forms,” including “accomplishing your goals, overcoming an obstacle in your life or improving your character and bettering yourself.” In cautioning her fellow students about being too big to fail – having made note of the economic crisis and the banking failure of 2008 – Christina added, “our size of achievement gives us a feeling of invincibility that is nothing more than a smokescreen,” and “as we receive our diplomas we leave the safety of Tri-Valley and enter the real world where we will have to own up to our real size.” In her closing remarks the 2013 Salutatorian said, “you can still grow to your fullest potential… others may be bigger, but their greatness is not what matters… you are what counts.” Secondary school principal Robert Peters told graduates “life is not a race… but indeed a journey, be honest, work

hard, be choosy, say ‘thank you’ and ‘great job’ to someone each day.” He added, “Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper, love your life and what you’ve been given....it is not accidental...search for your purpose and do it as best you can.” The graduating class gift to the school included a new flag and flagpole which was installed in the gardens outside of the Ag room. The flag itself was flying over the Capitol Building in Washington, DC the morning of graduation and will be returned to the school in a weeks time. The senior class also remembered and honored the late Sandra Bernstein, who taught visual arts at Tri-Valley for 30 years and her students’ artwork can be seen throughout the school building. She passed away in April, and like her mother-in-law Isabel, for whom the theatre (auditorium) was named, Ms. Bernstein was a strong supporter of the music and theatre programs. The graduation concert band performed the composition, “Whispers from the Heart,” in her honor. The graduation concert band was directed by Matthew Weyant and the graduation chorus by Kevin Giroux.

GRAHAMSVILLE — Former longtime Tri-Valley school board member Tom Yager had the honor of presenting granddaughter Kayla Yager with her diploma at the school’s graduation ceremony last Saturday morning in the Bernstein auditorium. Yager, 74, served 30 years on the board and has had the honor of presenting diplomas to his sons Mike and Tim and his grandson Andrew, all while an active member of the board. Tom noted that the Tri-Valley school board has recently made it a policy that gives for-

mer board members the privilege of presenting diplomas to their grandchildren. Yager is a 1956 graduate of Liberty High School, received an AAS degree in building construction from Delhi University, spent two years in the U.S. Army and was employed 30 years at the City of New York Department of Water Supply. Married to his wife, Janice, their two sons were both outstanding Tri-Valley athletes. In addition to his work at the City of New York and his longtime service on the school board a big part of Tom’s life is his love for hunting, fishing and trapping and watching sports.

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TRI-VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

VALEDICTORIAN - Victoria Tingley SALUTATORIAN - Christina Kackos Madelene Adams Memorial Scholarships - Brianna Bertholf, Lisa

Costa, Bethany DeVault, Andrew Exner, Cheyenne Hennessey, Nathanial Tompkins, Bradley VanAken

Athletics for Twelve Seasons - Aric

Boyes, Sarah Coney, Mareena DiMilia, Andrew Exner, Cody Exner, Katie Rehm, Kyle Rogers, Daniel Short, Shannon Smith, Maria Ter Bush, Brendan Tierney, Victoria Tingley Matthew R. Bertholf Scholarship - Andrew Exner Shannon Smith

Ruth Scully Memorial Scholarship -

Bethany DeVault, Keira McHugh

American Red Cross Life Share High School Scholarship - Mareena DiM-

ilia, Victoria Tingley

American Red Cross Red Cord Honors Program - Nicholas Castellano,

Mareena DiMilia, Gavin DuBois, Christina Kackos, Keira McHugh, Amanda TerBush, Victoria Tingley Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - Brendan Tierney Athletic Perseverance Awards - Andrew Exner, Keira McHugh, Zachary Roberts, Maria Ter Bush

Athletic Sportsmanship Awards -

Daniel Short, Victoria Tingley

Bertholf, Bethany DeVault, Anna Dexheimer, Gavin DuBois, Bronte Hough, Christina Kackos, Courtney Kelly, Katie Rehm, Kyle Rogers, Maria Ter Bush, Victoria Tingley Elks BPOE Lodge #1545 of Liberty Citizenship Awards - Bethany De-

Catskill Shopper Journalism Award -

Vault, Steven McCauliff

Character Education Volunteerism Awards - Sarah Coney, Andrew

2012 Clarkson University Achievement Award - Aric Boyes 2012 Clarkson University Leadership Award - Christina Kackos Claryville Fire Department Scholarship - Mareena DiMilia Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Award-Tri-Valley Winner - Vic-

toria Tingley Beaverkill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Award - Victoria Tingley

FFA Alumni Richard Strangeway Perseverance Award - Bronte Hough FFA Catherine Harth Memorial Scholarship - Christina Kackos FFA Dekalb Agricultural Achievement Award - Aric Boyes FFA English Award - Christina

Kackos National FFA Association Scholarships - Aric Boyes, Christina Kackos,

Courtney Kelly, Kyle Rogers, Nathanial Tompkins, Bradley VanAken

NYS Elks Scholarship - Christina

Exner, Cheyenne Hennessey, Bronte Hough, Christina Kackos, Courtney Kelly, Keira McHugh, Daniel Short, Nathanial Tompkins

Victoria Tingley, Nikita Volchik

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Delta Kappa Gamma, Tau Chapter Award - Bethany DeVault Distinguished Portfolio - Brianna

Kackos FBLA Awards - Mareena DiMilia,

Barrie Gavurnik Memorial Scholarship - Keira McHugh Gershowitz Transportation Scholarship - Bronte Hough Grahamsville Fire Department & Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship -

Amanda TerBush FCCLA Awards - Nicholas Castel-

lano, Destiny Nickols, Aaliyah Perkins, Danielle Shulman, Shannon Smith FFA Alumni Scholarship - Nathanial Tompkins FFA Alumni James Gorman Leadership Award - Cheyenne Hennessey FFA Alumni A. Oland Erath Service Award - Andrew Exner, Daniel

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Cheyenne Hennessey, Courtney Kelly, Amanda TerBush, Kayla Yager Regina Haaf Memorial Scholarship -

Anna Dexheimer Library Awards - Nicholas Castel-

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

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Amy Paes Memorial Scholarship -

Nicole Bradley, Nathanial Tompkins

President’s Award for Educational Excellence - Aric Boyes, Mareena

DiMilia, Gavin DuBois, Christina Kackos, Keira McHugh, Kyle Rogers, Sidnye Stepanov, Victoria Tingley, Nikita Volchik

President’s Award for Educational Achievement - Brianna Bertholf,

Bethany DeVault, Steven McCauliff, Jared Ratner, Katie Rehm, Shannon Smith, Maria Ter Bush, Kayla Yager

2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Award/President’s Volunteer Service Award - Bronte Hough Professional Women of Sullivan County Scholarship - Courtney

Kelly

PTO Art Award - Sidnye Stepanov PTO Essay Award - Gavin DuBois,

Andrew Exner

PTO Stick-To-It Awards - Erik Cul-

letto, Vincent Desio, Bethany DeVault, Andrew Exner, Alicia Kalman, Omar Lopez, Dominic Michael

2012 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal for Science & Math - Victoria

Tingley

2012 Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Award - Victoria Tin-

gley, Nikita Volchik

2012 Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation & Creativity Award -

Gavin DuBois, Mareena DiMilia Mike J. Schulte Scholarship - Courtney Kelly, Keira McHugh

Louis B. Scheinman Memorial Scholarship - Bethany DeVault John Phillip Sousa Award for Band -

Bethany DeVault

Standing Ovation Award - Cody

Exner, Keira McHugh, Katie Rehm, Kyle Rogers, Maria Ter Bush, Daniel Short, Shannon

Smith Sullivan County Cares Coalition Award - Victoria Tingley Sullivan County Teachers Council/Albert Shanker Memorial Scholarship -

Victoria Tingley Frances Tavormina Memorial Scholarship - Mareena DiMilia Theatre Club/Thespian Awards - Aric

Boyes, Cheyenne Hennessey, Dylan Jones, Christina Kackos, Nathanial Tompkins Tri-Valley Lions’ Service Award - Andrew Exner, Courtney Kelly, Keira McHugh

Close friends during their high school years at Tri-Valley got together for one last senior picture prior to graduation ceremonies. Front row from left: Andrew Exner, Rodney Jester III and Brad VanAken. Back row: Kyle Burkey, John Anzano, Mike Foster, Shatik Smith and Joseph Wallace.

Tri-Valley Essential Support Staff Association Awards - Brianna Bertholf,

Nicole Bradley, Cheyenne Hennessey, Daniel Short, Sidnye Stepanov, Kayla Yager Tri-Valley Teachers’ Association Scholarship - Bethany DeVault,

Cheyenne Hennessey 2012 University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Award - Kyle Rogers 2012 University of Rochester George Eastman Kodak Young Leaders Award - Christina Kackos 2012 University of Rochester Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Scholarship - Aric Boyes 2012 University of Rochester Xerox Award for Technology - Gavin

DuBois U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athletes - Katie Rehm, Kyle

Rogers U.S Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award - Mareena DiMilia,

Tri-Valley Valedictorian Victoria Tingley, left, and Salutatorian Christina Kackos.

Gavin DuBois U.S. Marine Corps Award for Scholastic Excellence - Courtney Kelly U.S. Marine Corps “Semper Fidelis Award” - Jared Ratner Yearbook Awards - Brianna

Bertholf, Anna Dexheimer, Bronte Hough, Breonna Irving, Jacqueline Kessler, McKenzie Newell, Sidnye Stepanov, Amanda TerBush, Maria Ter Bush

Tri-Valley graduate Shatik Smith checks his cell phone prior to the start of the graduation ceremony. Smith was a leading scorer on this year's varsity basketball team. At left, The Tri-Valley graduation chorus was directed by Kevin Giroux, at piano.

Senior Mareena DiMilia, left, helps fellow classmate Joline Faust with her graduation gown prior to the start of the graduation ceremony. DiMilia completed an outstanding athletic career at Tri-Valley on both the varsity girls basketball team and the girls track team.

Tri-Valley graduation coordinator Brenda Sloan with Armed Services certificate of appreciation graduates James Pugh and Anne Marie Avery.

Tri-Valley school board members (not in any specific order) Michael Brooks, Leonard Bernstein, Kathy Denman, Scott Mickelson, Joyce Hartman, Terry James, Gary TerBush and Jane Tingley.

Three-year-old Lilia Murden, being held by mom Tracey Murden was a little camera shy at her sister's Tri-Valley graduation ceremony. Graduate Breona Irving stands next to her step-father Richard Murden.

Tri-Valley's graduation band was directed by Matthew Weyant, conducting at left.

Graduation Yearbook 2013  

Our biggest special section of the year is devoted to our hardworking Class of 2013 who just graduated from 11 local high schools and BOCES....