Congratulations to the graduating members of the Wayland-Cohocton Class of 2017. Commencement ceremonies were held on Sunday, Jan. 25 in the field house. Speeches were given by Raven Foote (chosen by the faculty), Jason Page (chosen by the students) and Tara Stern (class valedictorian). The women’s chorus performed How Far I’ll Go by Lin Manuel Miranda and the band performed The Climb by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe. Hannah Alexandra Bortle and Jason Conrad were the recipients of the Robert J. Cownie Spirit of the Golden Eagle Award. Sina Viga was acknowledged as a foreign exchange student of Norway and presented an American flag. Both Eileen Feinman, high school principal, and Michael Wetherbee, school superintendent, offered remarks as well.
The following students were presented diplomas: Megan K. Allen, Matthew G. Ayers, Deon K. Babbitt, Taylor Lee Baltz, Zachary K. Barnard, Madelyn Lea Belanger, Connor William Blake, Alison Michelle Bligh, Michael Jonathon Booth, Hannah Alexandra Bortle, Alexia Drew Bowers, Hunter R. Bressler, Eythan P. Briggs, Emily Taylor Burke, Richard E. Bush Jr., Gage E. Butters, Ambrosia L. Carnes, Shailynn Danielle Celentano, Savannah Fawn Chilson, Alexandra Lynn Coates, Jason Douglas Conrad, Bailey D. Cronotti, Kayla Anna Curtin, Jessica Leigh Davis, Jacob I. Drake, Ruth Ellen Elderkin, Kendall Jeanne Ellis, Curren D. Finn, Raven Elizabeth Foote, Mia L. Forsythe, Danielle Franchesca Louise Fronk, Ashley R. Garrison. Jack R. Gibson, Andrew R. Gleason, Maria Bonita Gonzales, Philip John Groshner, Harley Marie Guck, Austin Charles Hamilton, Emily Mae Harter, Jaylynne Marie Hitt, Mickenzie I. Holbrook, Kevin C. Holley, Blake A. Infantino, Zoe B. Jamison, Brooke N. Johnson, Alexandra Keene, Makenzie Ann King, Nicholas A. Ladd, Fox Alexander Landschoot, Joshua R. Legg, Mary Gretchen Link, Paige Marie Magin, Erin Elizabeth Lindsey Maker, Amber M. Malone, Ceairra June Marshall, Blair Nicole Mastin, Dewitt A. McDowell III, Kadeynn Anne McInnis, Carigan June Miceli, Devon Tyler Michno, Zackary D. Mielke, Dakota Tyler Michno, Zackary D. Mielke, Dakota E. Mitchell, Jacquelynn Shae’ Nickels, Patrick W. O’Neal, Courtney L. Page, Jason R. Page, Owen John Palmer, Vannessa Jane Palmer, Kristen G. Peck, McKenzie Adele Perkins, Kaleb A. Phillips, Triston A. Pragle, Taylor Jean Quackenbush, Hannah Renee Recktenwald, Sydney Ann Rider, Alexis Paige Robinson, Amber L. Rounsville, Mark A. Sabins, Seanna Nowell Sanford, Michael W. Schumacher, Stephen J. Schwitzer, Grace M. Sellers, Micah A. Simonds, Nicholas Lynden Smalt, Joseph Harold Smith, Elizabeth S. Smyder, Tara Lynn Stern, Adam C. Stone, Austin Swain, Michelle E. Taylor, Alexander P. Tersigni, Raymond James Tolner, Samantha Grace Towner, James Thomas Trapp Jr., Sina Vina, Paige N. Weir, Jackson D. West, Merritt T. Wheeler, Jacob Allen Woodhams-Markle, Alec C. Yanello, Cora Elizabeth Young.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! We hope you have wonderful adventures and lives that are full and rich with experiences and successes!