About 350 students from 5 school districts will graduate Friday, Saturday in Orleans County

Photo by Tom Rivers: Holley graduates toss their caps by the flag pole in front of the junior-senior high school after commencement on June 25, 2022. The district will host its graduation ceremony on Saturday.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 June 2023 at 8:34 am

About 350 high school seniors will graduate from the five public school districts in Orleans County on Friday and Saturday.

Albion will have about 110 students receiving their diplomas on Friday. The district was planning on an outdoor ceremony, but has moved it inside at the high school gym.

The speakers for the ceremony include Class President Nicholas Andrews,

Salutatorian Natalie Baron and valedictorian Audrey Pask. Mickey Edwards, the district superintendent, and Wayne Wadhams, the Board of Education president, also will address the class.

Holley has 60 people graduating on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the junior-senior high school auditorium.

Ava Quincey will give the salutatory address and her twin sister Elise Quincey will deliver the valedictory message.

Zachary Busch, the middle/high school band director, was picked by the seniors to give the keynote address.

Kendall has 48 students graduating on Friday with a 7 p.m. ceremony in the junior-senior high school auditorium.

Tori Conner will give the salutatory address and Mary Jones will give the valedictory speech.

The keynote message will be delivered by Jim Oschmann, a 1977 Kendall graduate who is now the co-founder and advisor of Photonect Interconnect Solutions Inc. Oschmann is a retired executive from Ball Aerospace. He is a past president, fellow and lifetime member of the International Society of Optics and Photonics. Oschmann earned a bachelor’s degree in Optics from the University of Rochester, and a master’s in Optical Sciences and an MBA from the University of Arizona.

Lyndonville has 42 students graduating at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Stroyan Auditorium. Addresses will be given by salutatorian Meagan Hardner and valedictorian Lorelei Dillenbeck.

Medina has 98 students graduating on Friday in a 7 p.m. ceremony planned to be outdoors at Vets Park.

The salutatory message will be delivered by Lillian Wilson, and Dana Faith De Vera will give the valedictory address.