The 16 graduating seniors in the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Center-Based Program have long been each other’s strongest supporters, said Special Education Supervisor Ken Sharp as he welcomed students, families and friends to the 2021 commencement ceremony.
Guest speaker Ryan Maier, who had been the group’s ELA teacher, encouraged them to continue to be supportive and help make the lives of the people around them better. Physical Education teacher Michael Auble presented the school’s Stephanie Austin Memorial PE Award to Mashanti Weems and Kristopher Sumeriski. Staff members then introduced each individual candidate, sharing their strengths and some personal moments. Director for Exceptional Children Barbara Martorana closed the ceremony with thanks to the families who helped their students succeed.
We congratulate all of our extraordinary graduates: Maxwell Amering (Brockport CSD), Cordel Carver (RCSD), Nicolas Heredia (E. Irondequoit CSD), Josiah Leggett (Brockport CSD), Austin Maas (Rush Henrietta CSD), Alan McLean (Churchville-Chili CSD), Steven Michel (Gates Chili CSD), Sommer (Sid) Milbrandt (Greece CSD), Tyler Papkey (Greece CSD), CJ Pealo (RCSD), Zachary Piecuch (Gates Chili CSD), Shayla Speight (Greece CSD), Kristopher Sumeriski (Batavia CSD), Dominic Teegarden (Brockport CSD), Elijah Weed (Greece CSD), Mashanti Weems (RCSD).