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Myers 2017 Completers Will Move Mountains
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
“Kid, you'll move mountains,” was one of the quotes Principal of Special Programs Dr. Shawn Hunziker made at the F. Donald Myers Education Center’s Annual Completion and Awards Ceremony held at the Gick Road Conference Center.
The June 13th ceremony was for the Class of 2017 students in the Special and Alternative Education who were completing the program.
Principal Hunziker told students "it's ironic that in the time you spent with us we have been encouraging you to take risks, challenge yourself, persevere, and form you own education opinions as an individual. Yet, today we tell you to dress alike in 15th century garb! Why do we ask you to dress in cap and gown? It's because it is symbolic of an educated person. It is actually that common garb that sets you apart from others and defines your individuality."
The evening's keynote speaker, Karen Bronson, the Director of Professional Development for the School Administrators Association of New York State gave the students advice about making good decisions, overcoming challenges, and staying true to themselves. She told them, "it is time to write your own story. I know it's going to be a really good one."
Ruth Shippee, the Southern Adirondack BOCES Employees Association (SABEA) President, highlighted students' impact during their time at Myers as she presented the Scholarship Awards.
District Superintendent James Dexter and President of the Board of Education John Rieger along with board member, Dave Petruska presented completion certificates to the students.
Congratulations to the completers from the Class of 2017. They are listed below with their home school district:
Dyllan Sutliff of Corinth with Principal Hunziker
Myers Principal for Special Programs Shawn Hunziker was the Master of Ceremony.
SABEA President Ruth Shippee presents a scholarship to Devin Brown from Lake George.
Myers faculty and administration gather around the Class of 2017.