"Look at life, your surroundings, with your eyes wide open," she said.
Richard Feathers said that Lake George Central's approach to nurturing creativity and intellectual curiosity would serve the graduates well in the years to come.
"It will have a lasting impact that will stay with us throughout our lives," he said.
Kelly Flaherty urged her classmates to overcome any fears.
"It's about taking chances and take advantage of all the opportunities we have been given," she said. Other members of the honor group offering their thoughts were Zachary Serlin, Sean Thompson-Dunleavy, Jenna Bechard, and Megan O'Carroll.
Jenna Bechard said all the graduates were in charge of their individual destinies.
"It's up to us to decide what we do and where we go - the possibilities are unlimited," she said.
Bechard continued, predicting that her classmates were destined to make a difference in society.
"Don't be afraid to make mistakes - your mountain is waiting," she said. "We can change the world!"