And one of the longest standing traditions in the community is the annual ceremony to celebrate sending our graduating high school seniors into the world.
Cooperstown Central School’s 139th commencement ceremony was held Sunday, June 24, at the Fenimore Art Museum.
More than 50 scholarships and awards were announced and 65 graduating seniors received diplomas. Three foreign exchange students also participated in the ceremony.
Senior speakers will include Heidi Edmonds, Grace LeCates, Sophia Lesko and Kelly Mooney, who were the top-ranked students of the Class of 2018.
Out of the 65 graduates, 82 percent are expecting to attend college, with 17 percent headed into the workforce. One is headed directly into the military. Of the 53 students continuing into post-secondary education, 94 percent are bound for a 4-year college or university.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and all of their families. And an extra special thanks to all the staff and faculty members who helped mold the success of our most recent graduates, as well as the Board of Education that worked diligently to set district goals and expectations.