Twelve area high school seniors were recently honored before family and as graduating members of the New Vision Program, Class of 2014. The heartfelt ceremony capped a year of rigorous academic work paired with clinical rotations alongside Adirondack Health staff.
In a room filled to capacity, opening remarks were made by Adirondack Health Chief Nursing Officer Linda McClarigan and Program Director Alison Riley-Clark followed by the presentation of graduation certificates to students. New Vision is a division of the Adirondack Educational Center and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton Counties (BOCES).
This year’s graduating class included: Hanna Potter (Lake Placid), Lindsay Yamrick (Tupper Lake), Cassitty Rose (Saranac Lake), Aaron Noel (SL), Gwen Goudreau (SL), Krystal Gilbert (TL), Hanna Courcelle (SL), Janelle Edwards (TL), Jenny Ward (SL), Brittany Woodruff (SL), McKayla Duffy (SL) and Ranya Hamdan (Long Lake).
Kathy Craft, of the Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association (SLVHA), presented $1,000 scholarships to Hanna Potter, McKayla Duffy, Cassitty Rose, Jenny Ward, Brittany Woodruff, Lindsay Yamrick and Ranya Hamdan. Hannah Hanford, Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation, presented a $3,500 scholarship to graduate Janelle Edwards of Tupper Lake. Dr. David Welch, a physician with Adirondack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, provided the closing remarks to the graduates, reminding them to be sure to make time for friends, family and simple joys in their busy lives.