It's a busy final week for area high school seniors

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    Warwick Valley High's class of 2004 WARWICK-It's caps and gowns time for a projected 317 Warwick Valley High School graduating seniors. The graduation ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, on the Ashley Morgan Football Field. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the high school auditorium with reserved seating. Handicapped parking and seating can be arranged by calling the high school office at 987-3050. Radhika Shah, ranked number one academically in the Warwick Valley High School Class of 2004, will give the valedictory address. Ranked second was salutatorian Emily Clare Beyer. Senior speakers selected this year are Raymond Robles and Kristen Careccia. The Warwick Valley High School Band, under the direction of Christopher Persad, will perform the pre-commencement concert, senior processional, the National Anthem and the recessional. Principal Richard Phebus will give welcoming remarks followed by comments from Superintendent of Schools Joseph Natale and Board of Education President Kurt Emmerich. Acknowledgements will be made by Senior Dean Charles Odom. Traditional baccalaureate services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick. Warwick's Senior All Night Party, sponsored by parents of graduating seniors, will be held at Legend's Resort in Vernon of Saturday night. Buses to transport the students to the all night party will begin loading at 10 p.m. Saturday. The buses will return to the high school at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The Senior Prom was held June 11 at Brookside Manor. Seward's 107th graduation class FLORIDA n Fifty-eight students are scheduled to graduate during the 107th commencement exercises at S. S. Seward Institute. Graduation will be on Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m. on the school grounds. Katie Celeste Akrop is valedictorian of Seward's Class of 2004 and Matthew John Kelemen is the salutatorian. Seward Institute was established in 1848 as a private school by its founder and benefactor Samuel Sweezy Seward, father of Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of State, William Henry Seward. The name of the school was retained when the school became part of the public school system in 1892. The first graduating class was in 1896 but there were two years without graduates. Baccalaureate services were held Thursday evening at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Florida.