Graduation ceremonies held all over Central New York

(WKTV) - It's graduation weekend in Central New York and Saturday is always the day that has the most ceremonies.

Whitesboro held their ceremony at the Utica Memorial Auditorium as 265 seniors graduated. Their senior class president Jonathan Crossley is headed to Seton Hall University to study finance but wants to come back home after graduation.

218 graduates from New Hartford received their diplomas at the Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica. Their class president, Darryl Rahn, wants to focus on happiness as he goes forward with his life.

At the old RFA Stadium on Turin Street, 323 people graduated. The school's 2012 valedictorian, Randolph Linderman, graduated with an average of 103.71.

140 seniors walked across the stage at Holland Patent's village green for their 2012 commencement exercises. According to superintendent Kathy Davis, each year the school picks a theme for graduation. This year's theme was "Where Do Balloons Go?" and connected that with friendship. She wanted to note that the school's staff, administrators and parents will always be friends to these graduates. A colorful array of balloons was even launched into the air in connection with the theme.

Herkimer High School also held an afternoon ceremony at their school facility.

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