It’s graduation time.
The 2021 high school students have experienced a lot of things: distance learning; being forced to wear masks; shorten or cancel sports seasons, musicals and concerts; and a lot of uncertainty. They had to distance themselves from their friends and teachers for months.
Even through it all, they did what was necessary to make it to the end of the school year.
To celebrate the 2021 class, we’re posting graduate lists from over 60 schools in central New York City.
We will point out who is the promotion major and the salutatorian (or in some cases alternates) and give them the opportunity to share some thoughts on school, the pandemic, family and life. A question-and-answer session with this year’s promotion major can be found below the list of graduates.
The Post-Standard will publish a high school graduation souvenir section on Sunday, June 28. If you wish, you can place a congratulatory announcement for a graduate you wish to honor in the section. The section will include lists of 2021 graduates from Onondaga County schools, Q&A with each school’s promotion major and Salvatorian, and more. Companies also have the option of advertising in the diploma section. You can reach us at this email and we will get back to you.
The graduation ceremony for seniors from Lycée Solvay is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday June 26, 2021, at the school.
Candidates for graduation
Abdulhaq Al Zokari
Wayne Hemingway Jr.
Allen Knight Cawthon
Geronimo Ocasio II
Haley O’Neill – Leverenz
Russell Tarbell Jr.
Joshua Towndrow Jr.
Jason van wie
Samuel Washington Jr.
2021 Promotion major
Solvay High School
Name: Jessica mariotti
Parents: Joseph and Ruth Marotti
My projects for the next few years: Take part in the ESF for environmental engineering.
My career plans: Environmental genius
The highlight of my last year: To be able to have a full season of volleyball to finish my senior year playing.
The person who inspired me the most: My family has always been my biggest inspiration. They motivate me to do my best and do my best in everything.
What I do to relax or unwind: I love to embroider, go out with friends and spend time outdoors. I participate in the National Honor Society, the yearbook, the class council, the Spanish club and volleyball.
The word or phrase that best describes my personality: Ambitious
My advice to our promotion: Cherish the little things in life and make the most of every situation.
The best part about social distancing: The best part about social distancing during the pandemic was spending more time with my family.
The biggest impact of the pandemic on my last year: One of the hardest things was not being able to do all of the activities that most older people could do. However, I am hopeful that more things open up and that we are able to do more, like having our senior ball.
The only thing I hope to accomplish in my life: I want to be able to give back to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today.
To note: The salvor of Solvay 2021 high school has chosen not to participate.
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