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Plattsburgh holds commencement

Plattsburgh seniors make their way into the Field House for graduation.

Plattsburgh seniors make their way into the Field House for graduation. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

— “This has been our home for the last four years,” Carpenter said. “There is a part of all of us that will miss this place.”

But the class of 2012 is at a point when it must move on. This is the starting line of a new journey.

Carpenter pledged in 10 years, at the reunion, to remember the names of every graduate sitting at the ceremony. They are part of his family.

“We are all up that mountain now. Don’t back down. Keep going up. I promise you, the view will be amazing.”

The lights dimmed as a slide show appeared on the wall accompanied by the music of Dave Matthews.

Take my hand ‘cause we’re walking out of here Oh, right out of here, love is all we need, dear The space between what’s wrong and right Is where you’ll find me hiding, waiting for you The space between your heart and mine Is the space we’ll fill with time The wall filled with images of friends, in and out of the classroom, filling the space between school’s beginning and end as another song echoed through the Field House: But whatever road you choose I’m right behind you, win or lose Forever young…

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