High School Commencement
As the graduates filed into the SUNY Cortland Park Alumni Center, the orchestra played the traditional commencement march “Pomp and Circumstance.” Parents, relatives, brothers and sisters looked on as the Class of 2018 took their seats. The ceremony opened with a welcome by Principal Joe Mack, followed by the Senior Class Officers leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the Cortland Alma Mater. Class of 2018 salutatorian, Tristan Stevens, spoke next and gave a piece of advice to the rows of graduates seated below him when he stated that “learning from your mistakes only makes you stronger.” Janet Griffin, School Board President spoke next, encouraging students “to try new things, be opened minded, explore and think positive thoughts.” Read more...