CONGRATULATIONS, PYA and DCS Classes of 2022!

The Chronicle Express
The ceremonial tossing of the mortar boards is the last act by Penn Yan's seniors.
Hanna Brace and Hanna Clark receive the programs from members of the Dundee Class of 2034.

YATES COUNTY — Penn Yan Academy and Dundee High School celebrated and bid farewell to their senior classes as the culmination of their 13-year+ course of education June 23 and 24.

While much smaller compared to other class years at Dundee, the Class of '22 was honored with the same academic ceremony and well-orchestrated pomp Thursday night, June 23, on their beautiful campus, all of which Dundee Central School is duly proud.

Less formal but with a larger class to graduate, Penn Yan Academy's ceremony took place Friday evening on the football turf. Families, friends, and many of the students' teachers from elementary and middle school attended to wish them well in their doubtlessly bright futures.

Paige Yonts rings the school bell to start Penn Yan's commencement ceremony.
Avery Castner processes into the Athletic Complex.
Dundee Class of 2022 Valedictorian Renae Gregory gives her remarks.
PYA's quest speaker is introduced by Zachary Smith, Senior Class Vice President.
Ms. Grete Christensen, the guest speaker at Penn Yan, gives her remarks.
Penn Yan School District Superintendent Howard Dennis gives his remarks.
Dundee Class of 2022 Salutatorian Miss Hayley Herrick gives her remarks.
The Dundee High School Class of 2022.
The passing of the Lamp of Learning by Dundee 2022 Class President Courtney Gibson to the Class of 2023 Class President Gavin Briscoe.
The National Anthem sung by the PYA Select Choir seniors.
Jayden Hollister gives her remarks to the class and audience.
PYA Senior Class Secretary Madeline Martini gives some remarks.
Hanna Brace receives her diploma from Board President Robert Neu. DCS Superintendent Christopher Barnard also congratulates the graduates.
Hallie Knapp receives her diploma and walks across the lawn at Dundee.
Penn Yan Senior Class President Tyler Smith instructs his classmates to turn their tassels.
Dundee Class of 2022 members move the tassels on their mortar boards, signifying they are now graduated.
2022 PYA graduate Abigail Garvey with parents Dave and Lisa and sister Rachael.
Dundee High's Class of 2022 Valedictorian Renae Gregory smiles to the friends and family in the audience.
Guest speaker Ms. Grete Christensen gets a hug from her graduating son, Griffin Emerson.