BCSD Celebrates the Class of 2022

BCSD Celebrates the Class of 2022
Posted on 06/29/2022

Congratulations to Binghamton High School's Class of 2022! For the first time since prior to the pandemic, Binghamton High School's graduation returned to its traditional venue, the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena on June 26, 2022.

Of our 280 graduates, 105 of graduated with honors, meaning that they have completed their coursework with a GPA of 87 or higher, and 27 were members of the National Honor Society. Two achieved the incredible goal of graduating with a full International Baccalaureate Diploma.

In his speech, principal Kevin Richman shared personal stories about members of the graduating class. Some students overcame significant medical battles, and even became advocates for the causes that impacted them personally. Others had to adapt to a new country and learn a new language to achieve academic success. Many students started and completed their schooling right here in the Binghamton City School District and graduated surrounded by the teachers and mentors who have watched them grow up over the past 13 years. Regardless of their individual journeys, all students in attendance earned the sacred right to walk across the floor of the arena, receive their diploma, and turn their tassels at this dignified ceremony.

District superintendent Dr. Tonia Thompson left the graduates with final words of encouragement.

“I hope you always remember where you began, what you overcame, and all of those who helped you get where you are today,” Dr. Thompson said. “Wherever you go from here, choose an environment that is one you truly want to be a part of - an environment that inspires you to learn and grow, and motivates you to be a better version of yourself.”

Members of this graduating class are headed to some of top schools in the country, including Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Binghamton University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and University of Rochester, and many more. Seven of our recent graduates will give back to our country as members of the United States military. Others have equally exciting plans to pursue a trade or enter the workforce. Wherever they go from here, they are forever members of the Binghamton City School District family, and we are Patriot proud of them.

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