Taken from the St. Francis High School (Athol Springs, NY)
Facebook Page, on Thursday – July 30, 2020:
After so many challenges this year, today we were finally able to give this amazing and talented class the commencement ceremony they deserve!
We held two ceremonies at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the location we’ve traditionally used for decades. We followed all guidelines, took all precautions and made sure to keep everyone safe. The celebration may have been slightly different than past years, but it was in the same spirit and tradition that we have always conducted our ceremonies.
In true St. Francis style, we pulled it off!
Another BIG reason to celebrate? As a class, this group received 21 million dollars in scholarships and institution grants, the highest total in our school’s HISTORY!! Incredible!
We’d also like to take a moment to honor some of this year’s major award winners!
An extra special congratulations to each of the following students (and alumni). Each of you are truly deserving of the award you received and should be very proud:
Man Of The Year – Lucas E. Bell
St. Francis School Service Award – Mario J. Moretti
The Valedictorian Award – Benjamin T. Egloff
The Salutatorian Award – Aidan P. Reichenberg
The President’s Recognition Award – Alec P. Dobinski
The Principal’s Recognition Award – Hunter R. Oliver
The Creativity Award – Christopher J. Desiderio
The Sportsmanship Award – Alexander M. Dzimian
Artist of the Year – Benjamin M. Miller
Athlete of the Year – Ty M. Webb
Fr. Leon Krop, OFM Cony. Alumni Recognition Award – Steve Otremba
Today was such a wonderful day and congratulations to all 117 graduates! While this year may have presented each of you with extremely unique challenges, you handled it with incredible class and dignity. You rose to the occasion! You did EVERYTHING we would expect a St. Francis High School gentleman to do!
We are so so proud of each of you, and again, congratulations Class of 2020!