‘A new beginning is on the horizon’: Skaneateles graduates make a splash

Skaneateles High School students expressed a deep sense of pride and gratitude for the Skaneateles community that raised them during their commencement speeches on Sunday.

Co-valedictorian Lucas Rathgeb opened his speech by thanking his teachers — those both in the classroom and those at home, including family and friends, “who have just been with us through the thick and thin.”

Although the paper his speech was written on had become destroyed by the rain that began pouring as the ceremony opened, he told his classmates — and hundreds of others gathered on land and by boat — that the main encouragement he had was to “try to make the most of ourselves … every single second.”

Salutatorian Brady Iles also offered advice to her fellow graduates.

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