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The Dansville Online
  • Moving on: Dansville, Keshequa, Wayland–Cohocton schools announce classes of 2011

  • The end of an era brings the beginning of a new one. That was the common thread spoken during graduation ceremonies last weekend.

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  • The end of an era brings the beginning of a new one. That was the common thread spoken during graduation ceremonies last weekend.
    Dansville High School saw just less than 150 students receive diplomas; Wayland-Cohocton saw 140.
    Rev. James Stevens, speaking during the Dansville graduation, said that their walk across the stage that day will be among the most significant walks of their life – they will enter the stage as youth, and exit as adults.
    Taylor Ingram, a Dansville honor senior student speaker said, “Class of 2011, today we will receive the most important key Dansville Central School can provide. This key will unlock a new world of possibilites for each of us.”
    Mudassir Syed, salutatorian, talked about Mustang Pride, and said, “Take pride in what you do and pursue what you are most passionate about. Wherever you go, don’t forget what Mustang Pride has taught you.”
    Similarly, Dansville Valedictorian Jessica Krause quoted Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go” with her speech of the same name, and urged fellow graduates to use the tools they learned at Dansville for a successful future.
    Wayland-Cohocton graduates remembered not only their many years together, but also the losses endured recently, such as the passing of their former teachers Frank Mochol and Keith Averill, and 2008 graduate Devin Snyder.
    Way-Co Valedictorian and student speaker Sarah Wolcott said about them, “They will always have a special place in our heart and a lasting impression on our lives.”
    As she asked her fellow graduates what they will remember as they look back on their school years there, she stated, “The true question we need to ask ourselves is what are we going to do with the lessons we were taught? Is it our responsibility to use those lessons for the betterment of society and for our own success in the future.”
    As Benjamin Robinson, another Way-Co student speaker took time to reflect on memorable experiences and the dedication of teachers, he stated in the end, that the time had come for each of them to come to terms with going on their seperate ways and say goodbye.

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