Johnsburg sends off 24

JOHNSBURG - Cory Gazaille, president of the Class of 2010 put into words the feelings of graduates as Johnsburg Central School students received their high school diplomas June 26.

"This is one of the most important days of our lives," he said.

Sending 24 new students out in to the world, JCS welcomed back 1974 alumnus Andre Poulin. Poulin is a former producer of NBC's "Today" show and is now an independent network producer. He congratulated the students and encouraged them by example to be all they can be.

Kelsey Williford and Kelly Blackhurst were honored as valedictorian and salutatorian. Both gave speeches at the event.

JCS students will now enter the working world, continue their education and even travel abroad.

Twins, Emily and Samantha Burns will go their separate ways for the first time in their lives as Emily moves on to school in France for a year and Samantha is headed for Belgium to do the same. Holly Osowiecki, will join the Burns girls as she too travels to France soon.

All three girls are sponsored by the local North Creek Rotary as exchange students and were honored with their parents last week at their annual dinner.

JCS Seniors showcased their talents while performing vocal and musical presentations for the audience. They also presented a local tradition - a photo sideshow with photos of each individual graduate.

Superintendent Michael Markwica and principal Nadeen Kearney gave out the awards. Members of the school board presented the diplomas.

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