Class of 2020

Nataysiah Allie

Brooke Benjamin

Rochester Institute of Technology

Scientists say we’re made of stardust. Therefore, I am a star.

Brytney Bonham

United State Army

'This is not the end, nor is it the beginning, it is the end of a beginning'

Katherine Bukowinski

Duquesne University

Hannah Montana said that nobody’s perfect, but here I am

Erik Charnetski

St. John Fisher College

“I am not a genius. If you see me studying, I’m hustling and learning to get the knowledge into my head.”

-Dr. Ogutu

Justin Cummings


Zachary Donovan

 Alfred State

“Those who are afraid to fail will never know what true success is”


Ryan Eller

Mercyhurst University

“Me think, why waste time say lot word when few word do trick”

- Kevin Malone

Colin Erickson

SUNY Brockport

“And legacy is all we get to leave when we leaving”

- Bobby Macavelli

Patrick Finnerty

Villanova University

"If the English language made any sense, "lackadaisical" would have something to do with a shortage of flowers"

-Doug Larson

Aidan Flynn

 Corning Community College

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

Austin Gleason

SUNY Oneonta

“Life isn’t always a straight line” -

Jan Van Den Blink

CEO of Hilliard Corporation

Gwendolyn Harrington

University of Louisville

"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably."

- Walt Disney

Scott Herlan

 University of Buffalo

"No matter how you get there or where you end up, humans have this miraculous gift to make that place home."

-Creed Bratton

Lucy Kaffenbarger - SALUTATORIAN

University of Michigan

"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them."

- Mitch Hedberg

Yuxi (Jerry) Liu

 Arizona State University

I am always here.

Abigail Long

 The College of Charleston

"Life changes"

- Mr. Hakes

Anthony Lyon

 Corning Community College

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”

– Unknown

Peyton Maloney

University of South Carolina

“I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.”

-Leslie Knope

Isaiah McKay

 Corning Community College

“Try to have more faith and less fear, try to express it to your peers, I'm talking about dreams."

- Nipsey Hussle

Olivia Murray

Boston College

“I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I’m stepping forward with grit, anchored in grace.” - Julie Graham

Brody Nemier

 Brody Nemier Wells College

“I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”

-Michael Scott

Patrick O'Toole


“Keep on going, never stop trying.”

Deayza-Marie Peebles

 Tompkins Cortland Community College

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.”

-David Bowie

Jenna Plouse

 Alfred State

"Some people say nobody's perfect, but expect perfection."


Emma Qualey

 Corning Community College

"We're all worth it, man. We're all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes."

- River Phoenix

Tejasvi Rajbabu

 St. George's University of London

"Remember to let Teju into your heart So that he can start to make it better"

-The Beatles

Matthew Rilloraza - VALEDICTORIAN

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Caroline Rogers

Skidmore College

"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake"

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Caroline Ronsivalle

University of Pittsburgh

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other

-Audrey Hepburn

Stephen Schmidt

 Geneva College

"I'll get over it. I just need to have to be dramatic about it first."

- Deazya

Shelby Segur

 Monroe Community College

Maybe we don’t deserve love, but when has the notion of what we deserve stopped us from doing everything in our power to get what we want?

- Edward Nygma, Riddler

Kiran Sharma

St. Bonaventure University

“Don’t try to squeeze into a glass slipper. Instead, shatter the glass ceiling.”

-Priyanka Chopra

Stephanie Smith

Ithaca College

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

- Dr. Seuss

Caitlin Steed

Berklee College of Music

“There’s a million things I haven’t done. Just you wait, just you wait.”

-Lin-Manuel Miranda,

Hamilton: The American Musical

Brandon Sun

University of Notre Dame

"Friendship first, competition second"

- Yao Ming

Colin Tolbert

SUNY Brockport

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence”

- Mark Twain

Victor Tsang

University of Notre Dame

"crazy how ur eyes are like gopros...But real"

- Rich Brian

Taylor VanDine

Nazareth College


Nicholas Viselli

Hobart College

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”

-Jim Valvano

Alyssa Walker

Cornell University

“Never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”

-Victoria Holt

Peiting (Peter) Wang



Adam Ward

 Corning Community College


Benjamin Webster

 Corning Community College

I work with what I’ve got.

Madeleine Wirth

James Madison University

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”

- Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Evalynn Zick-Dean 

 Binghamton University

"You will never be completely at home again. Part of your heart will always be elsewhere. It is the price you pay for loving people in more than one place"


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