Summer grads join Class of 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug.
22, 2018) – Albany
High School's Class of 2018 grew by 26 on Wednesday as the school
celebrated its summer graduates at a special ceremony at William S.
Hackett Middle School.
their required coursework during the summer, the newest graduates joined
the 536 members of the Class of 2018 who crossed the stage in June. They
are part of the largest Albany High graduating class in more than a
Kaweeda G. Adams, keynote speaker at the event, told students they’re
probably getting a lot of advice at this point in their lives. She
reminded them that they’ve known most of life’s important lessons since
kindergarten, and shared some wisdom from “All I Really Need to Know I
Learned in Kindergarten,” by Robert Fulghum.
she said, “No matter how old you are,
when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick
Also at the
ceremony, soon-to-be graduate Zaria Haizlip led students and families in
the Pledge of Allegiance. Albany High freshman Sinaed Caplis sang the
national anthem, and Leadership Academy Assistant Principal Nicole
Newman sang, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
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The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,500 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.