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B-P did a great job on the seniors’ graduation

I would like to publicly thank the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District for a most memorable and creative graduation celebration for its high school class of 2020. The graduation festivities were nothing short of spectacular. They included, among other things, a virtual graduation video at the Ozoner 29 Drive-In on [June 25], (and the airing of that same video on the CW15 [the] evening [of July 25]), as well as 14 mini graduation ceremonies over five hours on Patriot Field on [June 25]. It was truly amazing how they pulled off all those mini ceremonies in such a short time, making each one as personal and special as the next.

Three of my children graduated from B-P (a few years ago — I won’t say how many) and my first grandchild was a member of the 2020 graduating class. I worried for weeks about the things she would miss out on because of COVID-19. But my worries were unfounded because, truth be told, I think the class of 2020 had the best graduation celebration of all. I wouldn’t be surprised if many new traditions began this year.

There was clearly a cooperative effort by all: The board of education, administration, faculty, and staff. And let’s not forget the custodians who work so hard to set up and clean up; the groundskeepers who keep the grounds looking meticulous; and even the bus drivers who decorate their busses to participate in parades to congratulate the classes and retirees. All are deserving of a heartfelt thank you from the entire community.

Congratulations to all the graduates and their families.

SHEILA BLEYL

Broadalbin

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