Bolivar-Richburg Central School celebrated their twenty-eighth commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 26. Fifty-one students received their diplomas during the ceremony, which was held in the auditorium at the Jr./Sr. High School.
Jessica Majot, daughter of Paul and Shari Majot, was named Class of 2022 Valedictorian, with a cumulative grade point average of 98.84%. In her valedictory address, Majot exhorted her classmates to make the world a better place. “On stage with me, I see leaders, fighters, nurturers, entertainers, innovators, explorers, and everything in between,” she shared. “Play to your strengths, make a difference, and do something you love, because what is life if not a reflection of what we love?”
Ryan Greeson, son of Jonathan and Laurie Greeson, was recognized as the 2022 Salutatorian with a cumulative grade point average of 96.07%. In his address, Greeson encouraged his classmates to consider looking at situations from a positive standpoint: “Choosing to look on the bright side is always a choice,” he shared, “and it can change your outlook on a situation.”
Fifty-eight percent of the class plan to attend college after graduation, 27% intend to join the workforce, and 12% have enlisted in the military. Members of the class who are intending to enroll in college this fall have been awarded a total of $1.2 million in scholarships.
Diplomas were presented to each graduate by Board president Amanda McDonnell, Jr./Sr. High principal Daniel Quartley, Assistant Principal Mary Snyder, and Superintendent of Schools Michael Retzlaff.