ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Shelter Island High School held its annual commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon as the Class of 2017 received its diplomas.
Olivia Yeaman, who will attend Providence College in the fall, was valedictorian, and Will Garrison, who will attend SUNY Buffalo, was salutatorian.
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…)