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Myers Exceptional Learners Graduates 16
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On June 17th students in the Exceptional Learners Division Class of 2019 from the F. Donald Myers Education Center received their completion certificates at the Annual Completion and Awards Ceremony held at the Gick Road Conference Center.
Principal Shawn 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 was Colleen Dergosits, Director of Admissions at the College of Saint Rose College Experience program. She spoke to students and their families about preparing for the “letting go” and “the what next.” She said entering the unknown is difficult. But parents can take comfort knowing that there are a lot of people ready to help make their son or daughter successful in this next phase of their lives. Ms. Dergosits presented senior Austin Reed of Gloversville with a scholarship to the Saint Rose College Experience program.
Ruth Shippee, the Southern Adirondack BOCES Employees Association (SABEA) President, highlighted students' impact during their time at Myers as she presented the scholarships and awards.
District Superintendent James Dexter and President of the Board of Education John Rieger along with Board of Education Vice President Linda King and Board Member David Petruska presented completion certificates to the students.
Congratulations to the completers from the Class of 2019. They are listed below with their home school district:
Additional photos on the WSWHE BOCES Facebook page.
Austin Reed with teachers Miriam Davis-Doern, Debbie Bazarnik, and Colleen Dergosits, Director of Admissions at the College of Saint Rose College Experience program.
Sarah Lee Stroud-Wick, Warrensburg with SABEA President Ruth Shipee as she receives an award.