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Fulton Students Recognized For Academic Success

FULTON, NY – Sixty graduating seniors at G. Ray Bodley High School were recently congratulated for achieving high honor status throughout their four years of high school during a special ceremony.

From left: GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst stands proudly with valedictorian MaKenna Cealie and salutatorian Jacob Belcher.
From left: GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst stands proudly with valedictorian MaKenna Cealie and salutatorian Jacob Belcher.

Students who achieved a four-year cumulative average of at least 89.5 percent qualified for high honor academic status.

The 60 students to achieve this feat at G. Ray Bodley High School account for 24 percent of Fulton’s 2015 graduating class.

Following opening statements by Principal Donna Parkhurst, guest speaker Matthew Geitner, a 1986 graduate of G. Ray Bodley, reminded the soon-to-be-graduates to never forget their home in Fulton.

“Wherever you go or whatever you do, you’ll always represent yourself, your family and your community. You’re all Fultonians, no matter where you go,” said Geitner. “We all give Fulton a hard time, but you wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Fulton.”

Each high honor graduate was then called to the podium to receive a special high honor pin, which they will proudly display at graduation.