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Graduation

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 25

Share Musical History

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ORAL HISTORY – 2 p.m. Share your stories about Oneonta’s Music History, facilitated by Dr. Alan Donovan. All are invited. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or visit www.OneontaHistory.org

ART BAZAAR – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse the collection of gently used artwork and fine crafts for sale by artists at the Spring Cleaning Art Bazaar. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com

OHS Celebrates Graduates At Commencement

OHS Celebrates Their Graduates

At 148th Commencement

Oneonta High School sent 118 of it’s students off into to a larger world this morning during the 148th Commencement Ceremonies in the Charles Belden Auditorium this morning. Above: Hannah Reynolds is embraced by her father Jamie Reynolds, President of the School Board, after she accepts her diploma from Superintendent Joseph Yelich, left, and Principal Thomas Brindley. At right, Ruby French flashes a triumphant smile with her high school diploma in hand as she and the rest of her class parade out during the recessional. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Bells Ring Out From Oyaron Hill

Bells Ring Out

On Oyaron Hill

Hartwick College’s 86th Graduation

At Oneonta Site Sends Off Class of ’17

Hartwick College senior Demi Manesis, top photo, who was honored at an Otsego County Chamber Intern Of The Year for her work with the Oneonta Fire Department, rings her replica of the Yager Hall bell given to each graduate, and was today at the conclusion of the college’s 86th commencement on Oneonta’s Oyaron Hill.  (The college traces its history to 1797 and John Christopher Hartwick’s founding of Hartwick Seminary).  At right, Wendell Frye, professor of German and the college’s oldest professor , receives  the Margaret B. Bunn Award for Outstanding Teaching from college President Margaret Drugovich. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Three Cheers For SUNY Grads!

Three Cheers For SUNY Grads!

Dr. Nancy Kleniewski, President of SUNY Oneonta, applauds the class of 2017 at the conclusion of the 128th Commencement Ceremony for Social Sciences at the Alumni Field House this morning. She commended the class on being instrumental in helping SUNY become a green school.  At right, Scott Conrad, Oneonta, is all smiles as he takes to the stage to accept his Bachelor of Science degree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13

Meet The Veterans Club

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OPEN HOUSE – Noon-3 p.m. Talk to representatives of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Ladies Axiliaries, Amvets, Sons of the the American Legion, and others. Cooperstown Veterans Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.

GARDEN PARTY – 1-4 p.m. Treat Mom to a garden party that includes tea and treats on the veranda, a maypole and live music for dancing, activities, and a first look at a new exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free, all welcome. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Springfield. Info, hydehall.org/event/celebrate-mom-garden-party/ or call (607) 547-5098

At OJCA Graduate Honored With BOOT Award

At OJCA Graduate Honored

With BOOT Award

Kayla LaRock, Worcester, stands and is recognized for her accomplishments during the Oneonta Job Corps Academy Graduation Ceremony this afternoon at the OJCA campus. LaRock received the National Department of Labor Award, titled the “BOOT Award.” This award stands for Better Occupational Opportunities for Tradeswomen and is an award for females in “non-traditional” career fields, such as construction and manufacturing. LaRock plans on going into an apprenticeship in overhead line work in Pittsburg.  “I’m really excited!” she said. “This (program) has got me really far.” (Ian Ausin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Kayla LaRock, Worcester, stands and is recognized for her accomplishments during the Oneonta Job Corps Academy Graduation Ceremony this afternoon at the OJCA campus. LaRock received the National Department of Labor Award, titled the “BOOT Award.” This award stands for Better Occupational Opportunities for Tradeswomen and is an award for females in “non-traditional” career fields, such as construction and manufacturing.
LaRock plans on going into an apprenticeship in overhead line work in Pittsburg.
“I’m really excited!” she said. “This (program) has got me really far.” (Ian Ausin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Congratulations Hartwick College Class Of 2016!

Congratulations!

Hartwick College Class of 2016 Graduates

This morning marked the 85th Hartwick commencement on Oyaron Hill in Oneonta where over 350 graduates accepted their degrees in academics, and for every one there was a commemorative bell, a replica of the Hartwick bell that hangs in the bell tower of Yager Hall. Here, Michael Patrick Konze, Oneonta, left, accepts his bell from Alicia Fish, and Duncan McDonald. At the conclusion of the ceremony all graduates ring their bells to symbolize their graduation from the college. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
This morning marked the 85th Hartwick College commencement, with 350 graduates accepting their degrees under the tent on Oyaron Hill.   By tradition, each graduate receives a commemorative bell – a replica of the one that hangs in the bell tower at Yager Hall – which they all ring at the end of the ceremony.  Here, Michael Patrick Konze, Oneonta, right, accepts his bell from Alicia Fish, director of donor and alumni relations, and Duncan MacDonald, athletics giving officer. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SUNY Recognizes Volunteer Spirit At Candidate Recognition Ceremony

SUNY Recognizes Volunteer Spirit

At Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Kevin Horan, New Windsor, hugs his daughter Kristyn, following SUNY's December Candidate Recognition at the Alumni Field House this morning. President Nancy Kleniewski praised the class for their work in area volunteering; citing blood drives, neighborhood clean-ups and more. "It is my hope you take this mentality with you out into the world." she said. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Kevin Horan, New Windsor, hugs his daughter Kristyn following SUNY Oneonta’s December Candidate Recognition Ceremony at the Alumni Field House this morning. President Nancy Kleniewski praised the graduates for their volunteerism, citing blood drives, neighborhood clean-ups and more. “It is my hope you take this mentality with you out into the world.” she said. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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)
ONC BOCES Graduates 120 in Ceremony at Milford Central School

ONC BOCES Graduates 120 in Ceremony at Milford Central School

ONC BOCES graduated 120 students in 12 different areas of expertise in its senior award ceremony at Milford Central School on Tuesday Evening. Here, Jeremiah Parr, Cooperstown, turns and gives a thumbs up to a family member during Amy Lee's speech. He is graduating with Competence and  Commercial Driver's License in Welding and Metal Fabrication course. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
ONC BOCES graduated 120 students in 12 different areas of expertise in its senior award ceremony at Milford Central School on Tuesday Evening. Here, Jeremiah Parr, Cooperstown, turns and gives a thumbs up to a family member during Amy Lee’s speech. He is graduating with Competence and Commercial Driver’s License in Welding and Metal Fabrication course. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
SUNY Graduation Day Arrives

SUNY Graduation Day Arrives

Graduates of the class of 2015 stand and prepare to be recognized as newly minted SUNY Alumni at the Commencement Ceremony at the FIeld House on Saturday morning. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Graduates of the class of 2015 stand and prepare to be recognized as newly minted SUNY Alumni at the Commencement Ceremony at the FIeld House on Saturday morning. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Cooperstown Graduation 2014

‘Cursed’ Cooperstown Class Blessed

With Perfect Graduation Weather

Nicholas Lawson, arrives on stage to accept his diploma from President Michael Cring, at the 135th annual commencement that was held on the lawn of the Fenimore Museum.
Despite rain on their class trip, a broken-down bus, a missed dance and other mishaps, the CCS Class of 2014 had perfect weather for their commencement on the lawn of the Fenimore Art Museum on Sunday.  Here, Nicholas Lawson, arrives on stage to accept his diploma from President Michael Cring in front of his fellow graduates, friends and family.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
OHS Graduation 2014

OHS Valedictorian:  Turn Off

Electronics, Participate In Life

OHS Veledictorian Chris Lentner addresses his graduating class, urging them to "Vote, turn off electronics and live you life by taking risks, going places, and meeting people."
OHS Valedictorian Chris Lentner addresses his graduating class, urging them to “Vote, turn off electronics and live your life by taking risks, going places, and meeting people.”  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)

 

 

OHS 2014 Graduates Sylvia Montanti, Mariah Ruff , Kristen Wells, Brittney Herrick, Michaela Mancini,  Erica Mileski,  Emily Schultis, Margaret Burns, Marie Stiller, Ceili Getman, Maria and DiMartin  jump for joy on the lawn of OHS following the commencement ceremonies on Saturday morning.
OHS 2014 Graduates Sylvia Montanti, Mariah Ruff , Kristen Wells, Brittney Herrick, Michaela Mancini, Erica Mileski, Emily Schultis, Margaret Burns, Marie Stiller, Ceili Getman, Maria and DiMartin jump for joy on the lawn of OHS following the commencement ceremonies on Saturday morning.
Milford Graduation

32 Graduate  At Milford High School

Keira Higgins gives the Senior Address to the 2014 Milford High School graduates during commencement on Friday, June 27.
Keira Higgins gives the Senior Address to the 2014 Milford High School graduates during commencement on Friday, June 27. (Katie Monser/allotsego.com)
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