Saugerties holds graduation ceremony with video tribute, speeches and caravan

Saugerties High School principal Thomas Averill played two roles at the June 26 commencement. As the school principal he presided over the ceremony. He also received a diploma, as he, like the members of the graduating senior class, is moving on after this school year.

Averill told the class that he was glad they were there. He wanted a chance to congratulate the class, Averill said. “You have come into this world at a very difficult time in American history, with the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center,” he told them. “You’re leaving high school in . . .

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