Area students celebrated at graduation

By Brian Sweeney
Members of the Class of 2012 celebrated their graduations on Friday and Saturday at area high schools.

Andes had 10 graduates who were honored at Friday evening’s outdoor commencement.
Matthew Armstrong gave the valedictory address and Ashley Terry offered the salutatorian speech.
Class members also included: Sage Beemer, Lonny Chin, Desirae Coss, Kevin Fronckowiak, Marissa Heannings, Arianna Kole, Michael Maxim and Matthew White.
Former ACS teacher and administrator Joseph Grieco gave the commencement address.

Margaretville Central School welcomed 30 new alumni at its Saturday commencement on the lawn in front of the school.
Erin Filupeit gave the valedictorian address and Katelynn Mauro offered the salutatorian speech. MCS staff member Tracy Reither was the guest speaker.
The MCS graduating class also included: Daphne Ancona, Christie Archibald, Kaitlyn Archibald, Marshall Bouton, Hope Brennan, Diana Caamano, Luz Camano, Peter Cella, Iso Desic, Sol Eagle Road, Jonathan Fairbairn, Sarah Fairbairn, Amy Filupeit, Kristin Finch, Kristi Gavette and Kyle Goodchild.
Also: Sarah Hagakore, Courtney Halstead, Danielle Hull, Brianna Hunt, Katlynn Johnsmeyer, Garrett Johnson, Patience Misner, Cassie Scott, Harley Shamro, Daniel VanKeuren, Adam VanValkenburg and Ian Williams.

Twenty-two members of the Roxbury Central School Class of 2012 graduated at Saturday’s ceremony held in the Ely Gymnasium.
Angela Lynn Perazone and Abigail Wallace gave the valedictory and salutatory addresses, respectively. RCS instructional support teacher Laurie Andrews was the guest speaker.
Other graduates included: Amber Beauvais, Danny Bird, Alexi Boice, Kyle Ciaravino, John Cronk, George Gregg, Danielle Howell, Brittany Keator, Kathyrae McGinnis, Daniel Morant-Menne, Douglas Mossell, Sebastian Munoz, James Peters, Sydney Peters, Rob Rendez, Paul Scudder, Josh Shultis, Cody Smolin, Jon Varrecchia and John Voetlink.

Onteora Central School welcomed 140 new graduates at Friday’s commencement.
Class valedictorian was Tyler Barringer and Elena Schaef was the salutatorian.
Jean Douglas, a longtime Onteora High School teacher who is retiring this year, was the guest speaker.

Catskill Mountain Christian Center
Graduates from the Catskill Mountain Christian Center in Margaretville were Genesis Quinones and Coby Piskacek.
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