Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 25th, 2021—Utica Academy of Science high school students and their families, teachers, faculty and staff all joined in to be a small part in a very momentous occasion for the Atoms in the Class of 2021.
On one of the hottest days on record in Central New York, Seniors put on their graduation caps, gowns, tassels and stoles as they prepared for their final walk as an Atom at Utica Academy of Science high school.
During their commencement ceremony, Utica Academy of Science welcomed guest speaker, Merima Karovic, and keynote speaker, Erin Gutierrez who addressed the students and share the importance of an education. In addition to these speakers, Utica Academy of Science welcomed, SANY Superintendent, Dr. Tolga Hayali, President of Terra Science and Education, Dr. Fehmi Damkaci who presented students with a Terra Foundation Scholarship, and John Bullis who provided the closing remarks.
Students also heard from their class Valedictorian, Amir Salkanovic and Salutatorian Amar Halimonavic who shared their memories as an Atom, hopes and dreams of the future and much more. Congratulations Amir and Amar on being this year's Utica Academy of Science high school's Valedictorian and Salutatorian!
Concluding the presentation of the diplomas and awards, Valedictorian Amir Slkanovic led the Class of 2021 in the moment many students were waiting for, the infamous tassel transfer.
We would like to give a quick shout out to those who received the Terra Foundation Scholarship recipients: Brianna Blum-Jacobs, Devanae Bradford, Tyler Delgado, Neira Djogo, Ossareine Felix, Amar Halimanovic, Ko Sei Ma, Ryan Madison, Edis Nadarevic, Aiden Rodriguez, Amir Salkanovic,Narrith Sou, Dillon Stapleton, Brandon Wimpenney.
Congratulations to Amir Salkanovic, Amar Halimonavic & Ko Sei Ma on receiving the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence. This year Atoms received over $1,100,000 in scholarships!!!
At this time, we would like to wish and congratulate the class of 2021! Words cannot express how proud we are of you and all that you have accomplished not only this year but throughout your academic career. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Many Atoms, one Family. Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view pictures in our album, Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony.