Prepare to get out the Kleenex and cameras as for many high school seniors around the area, one of the most important memories of their lives are about to be made in the days to come. By the end of June, the yearbooks will serve as a reminder of great days from the past as the 2013 high school graduates begin to move towards their futures.
Over the last 18 years, parents have watched their children grow from babies to young adults, and now they are preparing to take the next important step in their lives as they begin to work towards their careers.
It is always fun to look back down the line to see who ended up in what field. Some know immediately what they are going to do. Some think they do and change course. Either way, it is all good and all part of growing.
This class in the schools The Sun covers - including Hamburg, Frontier, Eden, Lake Shore, North Collins, St. Francis and Immaculata – are no different in terms of the great young men and women that parents have raised.
The Sun is honoring those students with our annual graduation section, which runs from Pages 10-16 in the current edition.
Some class sizes are larger than others, but all of these students have worked hard to achieve a diploma and a chance to move on to the next level of education, and we would like to congratulate them on their achievements.
We would also like to express our gratitude to the parents as well.
They raised these fine young men and women. They supported them at their games, plays and other class functions.
Now as their children prepare to put on the gap and gowns with the colors of their respective schools, they should not only have pride in their children, but also themselves.
To the Class of 2013, we hope all of your dreams come true. We look forward to seeing what your futures will hold. And before you know it, another couple of decades will have passed, and it will be you passing on the knowledge that your parents passed on to you.
• It seems almost to difficult to believe, but Friday is not only the last day of classes for many area elementary students, it is also quite ironically, the first official day of summer.
In the Town of Brant, they are jumping right in by welcoming the warm weather months with its 10th annual Summer Fest.
We hope Mother Nature is good to the people of Brant and brings great weather for the weekend’s activities, which run from June 21-23.
For more information on the weekend’s activities, turn to the story on Page 3.
• Speaking of times of the year coming fast, this year’s Independence Day celebrations are fast approaching.
While there will be many traditional popular activities, there will also be new ones as well, including the Town of Hamburg running a weekend’s worth of activities at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
The Sun will have a listing of events in the June 27 edition.
Part of the reason we will be running those listings next week is because due to the fact that July 4 is on a Thursday this year, it will impact deadlines and print schedule for The Sun during the week of July 4.
As a result, the paper will be finished a day earlier.
The Sun offices will also be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday and will open again on Friday, July 5.
It is nice to be talking about summer and its activities. We hope our readers and their families create many great memories, and that you all have a happy and safe summer.