MEXICO – The Mexico High School Class of 2018 seniors are leaving the Mexico Academy & Central School District with memories, a plan for their futures and scholarships to ease any financial burden.
Mexico Academy & Central School District Superintendent Sean Bruno offered welcoming remarks, which included how much he felt honored and privileged to celebrate several MHS outstanding seniors.
Employees throughout the district, he said, have worked hard for the students because they truly care about each of them and their aspirations.
“Everyone here tonight cares about how hard you’ve worked,” he said. “We care about how hard you try and your persistence, but most importantly, we care about you.”
That was ever apparent throughout the night as several MACS staff and community members offered dozens of certificates of recognition, plaques and monetary awards.
After Bruno presented the Class of 2018 graduation marshals, MHS Principal Ryan Lanigan presented the top 10 seniors, including valedictorian Ashton Ariola and salutatorian Angel Newcombe.
A special plaque was also presented to Alyssa Curling because she had perfect attendance throughout her entire MACS education.
Honors were distributed for successes in art, foreign language, math, music and character, among other topics. As MACS Board of Education President James Emery granted the Mickey Emery Award to Olivia Towndrow and Morgan Tubolino, he also encouraged all soon-to-be graduates to remain connected in the MACS alumni network and forever show their Tiger pride.
Some of the many scholarships also included over $10,000 in awards from the MACS Dollars for Scholars program.
Lanigan thanked everyone who has contributed to the seniors’ achievements and overall quality of life while they have attended Mexico High School.