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NEW BEGINNING IN SENECA FALLS: Seniors graduate as McKeveney passes the baton to Clingerman

Students, faculty, and even administrators in the Seneca Falls Central School District got a ‘new beginning’ over the weekend.

The Class of 2019 became high school graduates, which meant something new for them – as well as the Class of 2020, who became seniors that same night. Administrators, faculty, and staff saw a leadership transition become complete – as the torch was passed from outgoing Superintendent Bob McKeveney, to incoming Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman.

McKeveney fondly remembered his time in the district; and looked ahead to retirement – as well as the opportunity to spend more of that precious thing called time with his family.

“Thank you Seneca Falls Central School District community,” McKeveny said in his final post on Twitter as Superintendent of Schools. “It has been an honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve as Superintendent of this great district. Seneca Falls CSD will continue to do great things for students and community.”

Clingerman, who took over the leadership post on Monday, looked ahead to a new beginning. One that would be equal parts challenging and rewarding. However, with full-support of the district, and a road paved largely by his predecessor – the clear opportunity to drive the Seneca Falls Central School District forward was apparent.

Mynderse Academy Prinicipal Faith Lewis said the entire community is proud of what this year’s graduating class will accomplish. “Last night 82 amazing human beings graduated from Mynderse Academy as the class of 2019,” she said. “We are so absolutely proud of them all and can not wait to see the change they create in the world. Good luck on your next adventure. We celebrated after with project graduation.”

McKeveney said the Class of 2019 would go on to do extraordinary things in a parting message to the community. “Great students, lifelong learners, and greater people,” he added. “Celebrate the successes because the failures will celebrate themselves.”

And now, a new beginning for a district that is poised to have even more success with the foundation that’s been laid over the last decade.


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Reporting in this story by News Director Josh Durso. He hosts a pair of podcasts on FingerLakes1.com. Check out Inside the FLX and Sunday Conversation each week on FingerLakes1.com.  Email tips and leads to josh@fingerlakes1.com.

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