CORTLAND, N.Y. — Cortland High School sent off about 150 students Friday during the school district's 126th commencement ceremony held Friday night at SUNY Cortland Alumni Arena.
This year's class was led by advisors Megan Bottle and Penny Pomeroy. This year's senior class officers were President Morgan Tabel, Vice President Merrill Storch, Secretary Rhen Waldbauer, Treasurer Kristen Tasselmyer, Historian Reilly Record, and Student Body Representative Zach Stevens.
Valedictorian Daniel Ruggiero was unable to attend this year's ceremony, as he has already begun schooling at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Janet Griffin, president of the Board of Education, told students to set aside quiet time each day "and make the world better than you found it."
Alex Ryan, Class of 2019 Salutatorian, urged students to achieve their full potential.
"Be the best you can be in the years to come," Ryan said, before reciting the oft-quoted phrase, 'Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift.'"