Out of Garrow's death, his friends and fellow classmates learned an important lesson, said Latremore - "to live life to the fullest" and "surround yourself by loving friends and family."
"We must not forget that we have to withstand the storms," she said. "As a class we are strong; we are making it through together ... No matter how many years have passed, no matter how many grudges a person may hold, we as a class, as a mighty tree, must make a pact between ourselves that we will always be there for one other."
CCRS superintendent Kevin J. Mulligan, in his final graduation ceremony prior to retirement, applauded the ability of the students to do just that.
"Their handling of the loss of their classmate, Frankie, is a fitting tribute to their character," said Mulligan. "I cannot think of a better community in my 34 years in education than at Chazy Central Rural School."