Johnsburg graduation focuses on community

Johnsburg Central School seniors take part in their graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 22.

Johnsburg Central School seniors take part in their graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 22. Photo by Phillip Sherotov.

— •Robert Wing. Class of 1990. His advice: “Surround yourself with very positive people.”

•Staff Sgt. Kevin Kimmerly. Class of 1991. His advice: He believed in helping others, in selflessness, and leading by example. Kimmerly who was assigned to the B Battery, Fourth of the 27th Field Artillery regiment of the 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army, was killed in action in 2003.

Samuel Allison received a special certificate of recognition. He taught at JCS for 34 years. He was hired as an elementary school teacher in 1962 and retired in 1995. He also coached Varsity and Modified Soccer; JV and Modified Baseball; Modified Basketball; and Elementary Basketball and Soccer during his 40 years of coaching at JCS. As Varsity Soccer coach, he led his teams to 10 league championships and eight sectional championships, and in 1982, a state co-championship. His advice to the graduating seniors was, “Make every day your masterpiece.”


Below is a list of the graduates and the awards and scholarships awarded:

Graduates: Ethan Cooper, Brooke Denno, Colleen Fuller, Colby Gage, Anna Gahan, Mikayla Glode, Tiffany Goyer, Lydia Knickerbocker, Jonathan Ordway, Shannon Ovitt, Kaleb Persons, Nicholas Porter, Chester Prouty, Jonathan Sears, Nicole Tedrick, Olivia TenEyck, Zachary Watson, Kayla Williford, and Thomas Wilson

National Honor Society Members: Colleen Fuller, Mikayla Glode, Lydia Knickerbocker, Jonathan Ordway, Shannon Ovitt, Kayla Williford

Advanced Regent’s Diploma with Honors: Lydia Knickerbocker, Shannon Ovitt

Mastery in Science (special distinction for receiving 85 or higher on three Science Regent’s exams): Shannon Ovitt

Awards and Scholarships

Americanism Award: Jonathan Sears

American Red Cross Award: Mikayla Glode

Maynard Baker Funeral Home, Inc. “Sobering Thought” Award: Colleen Fuller

BlueShield of Northeastern New York Scholarship: Mikayla Glode

Harrison and Ruth Braley Memorial Awards: Ethan Cooper and Shannon Ovitt

Crary Education Fund Scholarships: Ethan Cooper, Mikayla Glode, and Jonathan Sears

Duxbury Yeaw Visual Arts Scholarship: Kayla Williford

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