COLUMN: Tribute to Cicero-North Syracuse High School graduates

Congratulations to our graduates! On Saturday, June 28, we will be honoring 710 of our young adults as they celebrate a milestone in their lives, high school graduation.

Over the course of this year, I have had the opportunity to attend many events featuring our North Syracuse Central School District youngsters. Whether it be sporting events, band and orchestra concerts, plays and musicals, or events featuring outstanding academic achievements; all of these are celebrations of opportunities and success, leading up to one universal culminating event known as high school graduation.

I am pleased to say that I have had the occasion to get to know many of our high school seniors in the roles they have held during their high school career. Many have served as excellent role models and have set a wonderful example for those who will follow.

Although it is not possible to list all 710 graduates, each and every one of you should be congratulated on your accomplishments. Your hard work and perseverance has paid off. As you move forward in life, there will be a lot of challenges along the way. The sense of determination and commitment that you have developed during your academic years, will serve you well. Concentration, focus and passion will allow you to set goals and follow your dreams.

I would be remiss if I did not add a special thank you to all those who have helped our graduates along the way: parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, mentors, administrators and community members. Your guidance has led to this milestone and celebration for our graduates.

Please join me in congratulating our 2014 Cicero-North Syracuse High School graduates, and wishing them all the best in the years ahead.

Annette Speach is the superintendent for the North Syracuse Central School District.

This column was intended to appear in the graduation section for C-NS High School published in the June 11 edition. Due to the editor’s error, it was accidentally omitted. We regret the error.

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