Awards dinner for Top 10 grads a tradition worth celebrating

Posted 16 June 2022 at 2:17 pm


One of the highlights of my 9 ½ year tenure as a member of the Board of Education for the Holley Central School District was attending the annual Orleans County Academic Excellence Awards Dinner at the end of a school year.

Originally this dinner recognized the Top 10 graduates from the five component school districts in the county – Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville, Albion and Medina.

Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina still remain as a collective group for the county while Albion now hosts its own separate academic awards celebration. I applaud Orleans County and the school Districts for their continued efforts to maintain this now 36-year tradition of recognizing the culmination of 12 years of hard work and diligence of these outstanding students.

When people question what our future will look like I would simply point to these students and say: “It’s in good hands.”

David R. Griggs