Fifty-three students graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in a ceremony on June 28. The otherwise jovial event was especially poignant when awards were given in memory of a student and  two alumni who died in recent years.

The valedictorian of BKW's Class of 2014, who is headed to Houghton College to study chemistry, has been a counselor at Camp Pinnacle where his father, a pastor, is executive director.

BKW's salutatorian learned gardening and cooking from her mother. Now, she's graduating with a coveted restaurant job and a spot in Schenectady County Community College's restaurant and hotel management program.

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