Students came in, one by one, with their families since the school’s traditional moving-up ceremony had to be cancelled to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the Altamont Elementary School Class of 2020 Moving Up and Recognition.

Guilderland High School graduates will watch a video of their graduation ceremony at the Jericho Drive-In on June 20 and then, a week later, will walk across a stage set up in front of their high school to collect their diplomas.

On Monday, Guilderland teachers and the seniors in the Class of 2020 kept their social distance, but not their emotional distance as faculty lined the high school walk to see their students one last time and wave goodbye.

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:


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