On Wednesday, June 26, 249 students in the class of 2019 walked across the stage at SPAC to accept their high school diplomas.
This ceremony was a district milestone because it marked the 100th commencement celebration. BH-BL became a consolidated school district in 1915, and the first graduates were from the class of 1919.
Although many things at BH-BL have changed over the past 100 years and a lifetime separates the students from the classes of 1919 and 2019, we believe at least one thing remains a constant and that’s Spartan pride.
Here’s what the class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian have to say:
Salutatorian Anna LeClair
“I find it incredibly special to be graduating from the 100th graduating class of the Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake Central School District. Our district has grown and changed so much since 1919 and I am honored to be representing our class at graduation. Behind every single graduate is an army of supportive teachers, administrators, parents, friends, family, and the Burnt Hills community that have helped us achieve what we have today. While I plan to attend Northeastern University next fall to study environmental science, I know that the time I’ve spent in Burnt Hills will always have a special place in my heart.”
Valedictorian Abigail Evans
“My family, teachers, and the BH-BL staff brought out the best in me these past four years and it was an honor to explore my potential in this community! I will be attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the fall, where I will major in mathematics and political science.”