Risk Pays Off: It Doesn’t Rain On CCS Graduation

COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND 2015

 Risk Pays Off:  It Doesn’t

Rain On CCS Graduation

At times this morning, it poured, but CCS seniors who gathered at the high school at noon decided they would risk the rain and to go ahead with traditional commencement exercises on The Fenimore Art Museum lawn.  It paid off:  Despite threatening clouds, not a drop was felt during the 90-minute event.  Highpoints includes, at left, Patrick Dewey, son of John and Jeanne Dewey, graduating with honors.   Math teacher Nick Marcantonio helps him down the ramp.  Top right, at what will be his last graduation as CCS school board president, Dr. David Borgstrom, present a diploma to Jolie Gagnon.  A Bassett surgeon, he has accepted a position in West Virginia.  Middle right, Cedric Mayoka, 2, ran up on stage during the top four students' presentations, and was retrieved by grandmom Rosemary Furland, Milford.  Cedric is the godson of graduate Gabriella Furlan.  At right are top grads Elizabeth Russo, who is going to Notres Dame on an ROTC scholarship, and Jacob Russell, who is going to Harvard.  Bottom right, Grant Davin, the youngest of three brothers who, as guards as CCS Redskins, then Hawkeyes, rounded out a dynasty.  (JIm Kevlin/allotsego.com)
At times this morning, it poured, but CCS seniors who gathered at the high school at noon decided they would risk the rain and to go ahead with traditional commencement exercises on The Fenimore Art Museum’s back lawn. It paid off: Despite threatening clouds, not a drop was felt during the 90-minute event. Highpoints include, at left, Patrick Dewey, son of John and Jeanne Dewey, graduating with honors. Math teacher Nick Marcantonio helps him down the ramp. In the background is Superintendent of Schools C.J. Hebert.   Top right, at what will be his last graduation as CCS school board president, Dr. David Borgstrom presents a diploma to Jolie Gagnon. A Bassett surgeon, he has accepted a position in West Virginia. Middle right, Cedric Mayoka, 2, ran up on stage during the top four students’ presentations, and was retrieved by grandmom Rosemary Furlan, Milford. Cedric is the godson of graduate Gabriella Furlan. At right in photo are two of the four top grads Elizabeth Russo, who is going to Notre Dame on an ROTC scholarship, and Jacob Russell, who is going to Harvard. The other two are Renee Friedman and Michelle Zhang. Bottom right, Grant Davin smiles as he carries his diplomas back to his seat.  With Ryan and Jay, he is the  youngest of three brothers who, as guards on CCS varsity basketball teams, brought thrills to a decade of fans.  (JIm Kevlin/allotsego.com)