LAKE GEORGE It was a Fab Four graduation in Lake George last Saturday.
The senior class heard With a Little Help from My Friends and In My Life by the Beatles performed by their vocal groups, and honor group speakers used the songs as themes for their speeches.
Erin Bolen and Kathryn Paddock reminisced about their days in elementary school.
Elementary school was a simpler, more innocent time where very little was expected of you, said Bolen. It was a time when the worst thing that could happen to you was losing your recess day.
Paddock said that the words elem school meant different things to Lake George students than others.
To us, the words elem school brings us back to the first day of school when we followed the purple bear and balloons leading us to kindergarten, she said. We remember how in fourth grade, the girls went out for the health talk and the boys were left behind, frantically trying to figure out why all the girls left.
Paddock recalled two deaths, Mr. Madison and Phillip Moore, which affected the class.
Its memories like this...that make us who we are and force us to grow emotionally, she said. Often I recall the memories and experiences I had there along with the people who are still our best friends and peers.
Eric Sause and Brandon Seaman spoke about the transition to junior high.
Upon entering junior high, some of us were torn from our friends, Sause said. We no longer spent the whole day with the same 30 kids and two or three teachers in one room...our world was getting bigger.
Three other honor group members spoke about their high school experiences and charged the class with advice for the future.
I remember feeling small in the busy hallways, said Joe Silva about his high school transition. I remember feeling nervous as I was presenting my great speech in grade nine. That doesnt come close to what I feel right now.