Hats off to Liverpool's Class of 2010

The Liverpool Central School District graduated more than 600 students during its 2010 Liverpool High School commencement held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday June 26 at the Oncenter's War Memorial.

Parents, family and friends gathered in downtown Syracuse to wish graduates well as they crossed the stage as an LHS student for the last time.

LCSD Superintendent Dr. Richard Johns gave the following message to the LHS Class of 2010 in the Star-Review's June 16 graduation special section:

To the Warriors:

I was at the high school breakfast this morning June 11 and spoke to several teachers who said this might be the most delightful class of kids they've ever taught.

That's a huge compliment to the Class of 2010.

If I could give one piece of advice, I would say, "Stay focussed."

LHS 2010 Valedictorian: Mallory Rowley

Parents: Jim and Tracy Rowley

Awards: LHS 2010 Valedictorian, Harvard Book Award, AP Scholar, POOLS Award Academic Excellence, two-year recipient of English and Analytical Writing First Place finishes, Liverpool Optimist Student of the Month, Spanish and Global History, Student of the Year, SUNY American History, Earth Science, Anatomy and Physiology.

Activities: Competed in piano for 10 years in the NFMC Competition, dance, Key Club, Academic Decathlon team secretary, peer tutoring, Dollars for Scholars, contributor to Genesis Literacy Magazine and The Lifeguard, LHS Student Council Forum.

College plans: Attend Colgate University and study biology.

Biggest influence: My parents continue to support, encourage and inspire me to fulfill my dreams.

Favorite LHS memory: When I played Helen Keller in Mr. Osinski's ninth grade English class play and ended up falling and getting a black eye!

LHS 2010Salutatorian: Steven Russell

Parents: Mark and Mary-Anne Russell

Awards: LHS 2010 Salutatorian, University of Rochester Prince Street Scholarship, Scholastic Achievement Awards in AP Biology and SUNY American History, Sequential Math I, ranked second in LHS Annex Top 4, Liverpool Dartmouth Book Award.

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