Graduates, you achieved your task; you completed the requirements of one phase of your life. Now, you must move into the next phase — how will you go about it?

When you’re a child, people tell you what matters. “When you become older…you need to figure it out for yourself,” said Superintendent Marie Wiles.

Thomas Fisher said he found vast opportunities at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, where he took advanced classes and bonded with teachers.

Andrew Bub, BKW's salutatorian this year, works well under pressure.

The Class of 2015 had a large percentage of its graduates this year who plan to enter the military.

Families and friends jammed into Voorheesville's performing arts center to celebrate the district's graduates.

“I’m interested in video-editing, and 3-D modeling and animation,” Valedictorian Erik Patak said. “I was learning off YouTube, one of the best educational resources.”

John Bennett Mackay learned last month that he had edged out his friends for the honor at a school he enjoyed attending.

Nancy Frueh, East Berne

Donald DePass and Michael Fitzgerald returned recently to the room where they graduated from high school, this time to be admitted to the New York State Bar.


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