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Congratulations, Class of 2023!

From Your Valedictorian: “It is time for us to discover who we really are.  Self-discovery is the most important aspect of growing up.  I want to stress the importance of accepting yourself for who you are.  Each person is different from the rest, and that is what makes the world such a beautiful place. Each and every one of us graduates are different, but we’ve still managed to form a family.  I hope that you all believe in yourselves as much as I believe in you. I know that you all have so much potential to do amazing things.  Now, it is time to start turning that potential into reality.” - Alexa Shay

From Your Salutatorian: “All we’ve ever wanted to do was grow up. We wanted to be older, taller, wiser, and stronger. We grew up anxiously waiting for the bell to ring. We grew up learning wisdom from the teachers who ignited something within each of us to be our best selves. We grew up making cherished memories that we will never forget. We grew up dreaming about the day we’d get to go off on our next adventure and we couldn’t wait until graduation. We didn’t realize how fast we were growing up. We know that we still have a lot of growing to do, and we are grateful for all of the moments that brought us here.” - Kaitlyn Edinger

From Your Class President: “No two individuals are the same, and we have lent our energy, and above all, our passion, to a great many ventures. Our accomplishments, both inside and outside of school, have been nothing short of amazing. As we move out into the world with this next step of our lives, it will no doubt change us, and shape us further. But before long, undoubtedly, we too will begin to shape the world around us. And with a group of passionate, dedicated, and incredible individuals, positive changes are not only hopeful, but nearly inevitable.” - Daniel Foody

From Your Principal: "A little advice I gave to the fifty-seven students that walked the stage during graduation: Firstly, always be curious. Your education does not end here today. In fact, it is only just beginning. Embrace new experiences, seek out knowledge, and never stop asking questions. Remember, it is not about having all the answers, but rather about being willing to learn and grow. Secondly, never be afraid to fail. Failure is not a sign of weakness, but rather a steppingstone to success. The most successful people in the world have failed countless times before achieving their goals. So don't let the fear of failure hold you back from pursuing your dreams.  Instead, embrace it, learn from it, and use it to drive you forward. Lastly, always be kind. Kindness is a powerful force that can change the world. It costs nothing, but it can make all the difference in someone's life. Be kind to strangers, your friends, your family, and importantly, to yourself. Always remember that you are capable of achieving great things. It is a fact that you have the power to make a difference in the world, in your community, and to those who love you. In fact, you already have. I wish you all the best of luck now and always.  Congratulations Class of 2023.  You made it!" - Mr. O'Brien

This year’s commencement ceremony took place on Friday, June 16th in the Junior-Senior High School Auditorium. Special thanks go to all those who helped facilitate Tully’s graduation, impart words of wisdom, and distribute awards, scholarships, and diplomas; and also to our special guests including: County Executive Ryan McMahon and BOE Members Colleen Kania, Dr. Andrea Mourey, and Ed Wortley.