On the morning of June 19, the 250 seniors belonging to the Whitesboro High School Class of 2021 officially became high school graduates. The 86th Annual Commencement of Whitesboro High School was held at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
Following performances by the High School Symphonic Band and High School Senior and Select Choirs, each of the Highest Honors graduates were recognized. Remarks were then made by Principal Mr. Kuhn; Cami Witchley, representative of the Highest Honors graduates; Isabella Cirasuolo, president of the senior class; Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bellair; and Board of Education President Mr. Head.
Diplomas were presented to each of the graduates by Mr. Head and Board of Education Vice President Mr. McQueen, as Assistant Principals Mr. Cognetti and Mrs. Davis announced the names of each graduate.
After a trying year of hybrid and remote learning, social distancing, and ever-changing protocols, the ceremony was a welcome opportunity to celebrate the graduating seniors and experience a bit of normalcy following an otherwise abnormal year. Through the unusual end to their junior year and a senior year unlike any other, this group of graduates has continued to work hard, put in their best effort and earn their diplomas.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021, and best of luck in your future endeavors!