BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Celebrating their academic achievements with proud mothers on hand are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2017. From left, mom Keturah Green and daughter valedictorian Olivia Yeaman, and salutatorian Will Garrison receiving a kiss from his mom, Katherine Garrison.
How do students become the valedictorian and salutatorian of their graduating class?
“I stayed up all night,” Shelter Island High School valedictorian Olivia Yeaman said at an unveiling ceremony Monday of her picture on the Academic Wall of Fame at school.
“If you want something, it’s not going to be handed to you,” salutatorian Will Garrison said, agreeing that it took many late nights. “You just have to power through it.” (more…)
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Katherine Garrison at home on Shelter Island.
Katherine Garrison considers herself a southerner, even though many of the most important milestones of her life have taken place far north of the Mason-Dixon line.
This mother of five has seen all of her kids either already graduated from the Shelter Island School, or will be in short order. She’s been on the school board and now works at the Shelter Island Library.
But Katherine was born in Dothan, Alabama, about 12 miles from the Florida line, was raised and schooled in the South, and lived there happily until she moved to Shelter Island 11 years ago with her husband, Alan, and their children. (more…)