G. Ray Bodley Class of 2014 salutatorian Julia Ludington addresses her classmates during her speech at graduation.
Graduation was held June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Ludington was the Bodley High School columnist this school year for The Valley News, with her “Bodley Bulletins” running in the newspaper each Wednesday on the In Our Schools page.
Soon-to-be Bodley graduates Carson Vono and Jessica Vaccaro exchange a high-five just prior to the graduation ceremony June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Valedictorian Michael Holcomb talks to his classmates during the G. Ray Bodley Class of 2014 graduation ceremony June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Montana Blair, center, and Joshua Barnello accept Dylan Blair’s diploma from Principal Donna Parkhurst. Dylan Blair was killed in a car accident June 17 in the town of Hannibal. Montana is his brother and Barnello is a friend who was in the car that crashed, killing Dylan Blair. Dylan was a BOCES student and had studied auto technology.
All G. Ray Bodley graduation photos taken by Kelly LeVea
Valedictorian Michael Holcomb’s speech:
Thank you Mr. Greene, Mr. Charles, Mrs. Parkhurst, Mr. Lynch, members of the board of eductaion. Thanks also to family and friends that have chosen to attend the ceremony, and of course my fellow members of the class of 2014.
As I was writing this speech I would constantly hear two phrases that irked me.
First: “It doesn’t really matter what you say, no one will remember it down the road anyways.” Second: “All graduation speeches sound the same: ‘We made it,’ or ‘We did it,’” and so on. Continue reading
From left, Haley M. Besaw, Dylan M. Borza and Kimberly M. Bourlier stand during the singing of the alma mater during the John C. Birdlebough High graduation ceremony June 28 in the high school gym.
Class of 2014 member Sara Burdick sings “The Impossible Dream” during the grduation ceremony at John C. Birdlebough High School June 28.
John C. Birdlebough Class of 2014 members Kelsey Hubbard, left, and Jill Gouchie eat breakfast of white cheddar and regular Cheez-Its while waiting for the graduation ceremony to begin June 28 at the high school.
John C. Birdlebough graduate-to-be Jasmine Clark has her cap adjusted by her friend Tomica Handville prior to the graduation ceremony June 28 in the high school gym.
All Phoenix graduation photos by Debra J. Groom
Valedictorian Ian Evans’ speech:
If school was a game, we won.
I would like to take a moment to welcome everyone to the class of 2014 graduation. Superintendent Belfield, Principal Molloy, Mr. Rudy and the members of the Board of Education, fellow students, parents, family and friends, we are extremely grateful that you are able to join us to celebrate this milestone in our lives.
Looking back on our journey, we can see how much we have really changed. Continue reading