BEEKMANTOWN - The future has nothing but endless possibilities in store if you ask the featured speakers at this year's graduation at Beekmantown Central School.
Valedictorian Colleen Nicole Bradley first noted in her speech June 24 that there was not one senior alike in this year's graduating class and that each was "very different."
"Some of us were champion athletes. Some of us excelled at CV-Tec learning all sorts of trades. Some of us performed on stage. Others of us excelled in our studies. And some of us created beautiful artwork that was showcased around school," she said. "Yet, we all have one thing in common - today we are all graduating from Beekmantown High School."
The graduation ceremony marked the beginning of a journey for each student to make their own mark on the world, said Bradley. It's a journey she said she has the utmost confidence will be successful for each graduate.
"I know that we all have what it takes to be successful," said Bradley. "I hope that each one of my fellow graduates will remember to always strive for the inward success: the greatest success of all."
Student Council president Devon Anderson said the journey that each student has already traveled - the journey through the completion of high school - has been an unbelievable short one in some respects.
"It seems like just moments ago I was walking through these hallways. Maybe it's because I was. But what a relief that it's over," said Anderson. "Although I can't lie, this place has been good to us."
High school, as wonderful, or as horrible as it's been, said Anderson, is only the beginning.
"It is only the tip of the iceberg, so get ready to begin discovering the world because there are a lot of people, and a lot of experiences out there waiting for us to meet them head on," said Anderson.