While this is undoubtedly an exciting time in a young person’s life, it can also be the most challenging. It is a time to break away from the familiar walls and surroundings that have become so recognizable. It’s a time to fly away from the somewhat cocooned existence of small-town life and see what the world has to offer. It’s a time to cut the umbilical cord and expand one’s horizons.
Graduation is an exciting event for the students and it also can be a difficult adjustment in a parent’s life. It is hard setting a child free, but one hopes that most have the responsibility to make a smooth transition. Graduation is not the end. It is the beginning of a young person’s life.
It is time to celebrate; responsibly of course! Milford Central School will hold its graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. at the school on Friday. Cherry Valley-Springfield will hold commencement exercises at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Glimmerglass Opera. Cooperstown Central School’s graduation will be on the back lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. If it rains, festivities will be moved to 2 p.m. in the Sterling Auditorium.
As area students graduate and begin new adventures, we wish them well and hope they help pave the way to a better America in the years to come.