More than 100 TST graduates ranging from ages 16 to 56 graduated with their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma on the evening of June 1.
Families and friends gathered in support with flowers and gifts of congratulations, cheering as every graduate walked the NYSEG Auditorium stage.
TST BOCES Director of Adult, Career & Technical Education & External Programs Diahann Hesler welcomed the audience with a quote from “Girl on a Train” by Rob Siltanen, “…About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Select students were presented with special awards and distinctions. Leonel Cruz was awarded the Cindy Wing Memorial Award in recognition of his willingness to work hard, his positive outlook and generosity of spirit. Gloria Duffie was presented with the Special Achievement Award and additional Achievement Awards were distributed to Terence Johnson, Oscar Chapman and Robert Rorick III.
TST BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Matteson offered his personal congratulations to the graduates. “I now challenge you to make this day the start of something rather than the end of something,” he said. “You have achieved an important milestone.”
The TST BOCES HSE program offers flexible programming to help students and adults achieve their high school equivalency diploma, improving opportunities for academic and career success.
Those interested in enrolling in a High School Equivalency course through TST BOCES may find more information by visiting the Adult Education web page at tstboces.org or by calling (607) 257-1561.
TST BOCES High School Equivalency graduates prepare to move their tassels from one side to the other, symbolizing the completion of their journey to earn a diploma.