Friday marked the upcoming transition of yet another school year.
Baldwinsville seniors, juniors and sophomores, along with many parents, spent the morning of May 23 at Pelcher Acaro Stadium for the 34th annual Moving Up Day. More than 100 scholarships were given out, equaling $100,000, to seniors who plan to continue on to various colleges. Many scholarships were given out in memory of a loved one from the Baldwinsville area and to celebrate that person's life. These were created to give something back that is positive out of a negative situation.
Along with the memorial scholarships, different businesses and organizations gave out a number of scholarships. Family and friends of the loved ones or people from the various organizations came to honor seniors receiving these awards. Some of these people included Rosemary Bucci, who has helped with the committee for 34 years, along with Baldwinsville Mayor Joe Saraceni, and English teacher Rockette Brunetti, to name a few.
Seniors filled out a community scholarship fund in order to be chosen for the different scholarships, which had certain requirements for each. Scholarships given ranged from $500 all the way up to paying for the whole tuition of Amanda Hamlet who will be attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the Fall. She was one out of around 300 chosen throughout the country to attend this school.
The conclusion of the ceremony had the seniors leaving the stadium, the juniors taking the seniors spots in the stands, and the sophomores filing into the juniors' section.