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Community celebrates Indian Lake graduation

Indian Lake Central School graduates from the Class of 2012 celebrate their commencement.

Indian Lake Central School graduates from the Class of 2012 celebrate their commencement. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Prior to the presentation of awards, Superintendent Mark Brand recognized and acknowledged the School Board and advisors. He said teaching and learning were both an art and science and recognized the quality teaching staff and mentioned just a few of the awards and acknowledgements that the school has recently received.

Brand then reflected on the strong communal nature of the relationship with the students as he pointed out that he had been greeting these students as they got off the bus each school morning and departed at the close of each school session since they were in the fourth grade.

Ryan-Curry and School Board President Jon Voorhees presented diplomas. Afterward, the alma mater, “Orange and Black,” was played along with “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Each student took a turn walking down the center aisle on their way to the receiving line and the personal good wishes of the members of the “village community” that helped them successfully reach this day. They did it the only way they knew how and the way they had done it 103 times before, “all different as one.”

Members of the Indian Lake Central School Class of 2012 are Alyssa Cuthbert (valedictorian), Richard Corrow (salutatorian), John Ludin, Damon Gagnier, Dalton Aldous, Katie Fredette, Amber Bennett, Tiffani Goldblatt, Kiersytn Natter, Kevin Boya, Rachel LaVergne and James Benton.

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