At all times, the path to fulfillment already lies within you.

These local students have recently earned diplomas:

— Amanda Sherman, M.D. of Guilderland graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo - Jacobs School of Medicine;

Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate

“When you throw up your diploma and your cap, you have commenced to ‘we,’” said Berne-Knox-Westerlo Superintendent Timothy Mundell, at the Class of 2019’s graduation on Saturday.

Nicole Carr

Nicole Carr, the Class of 2019 valedictorian at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, enjoys drawing comics. One revolves around a character she said somewhat resembles her. Another is titled “Meet Stu,” about her cat named Stuart.

As commencement speaker, Gockley was chosen by the graduating class. He started out his speech with a catch in his voice. “Standing before you, I am amazed at the wonderful surprises that life can bring,” he said.

VOORHEESVILLE — These Voorheesville seniors won awards:

— Alexander Ruhren: Colonial Council Principals' Award; and PTA Scholarship;

BERNE — These Berne-Knox-Westerlo seniors won awards:

These local students have recently received diplomas:

— Sara Buckley of Slingerlands graduated from Hofstra University in December 2018, earning a master of science degree in physician assistant studies;

The change will allow families more time for celebrating, say school district officials.

After a classmate’s diagnosis of cancer, Berne-Knox-Westerlo seniors rallied to raise money for her.


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