SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Blue Streak family came together at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on the morning of June 23 to witness the graduation of the Saratoga Springs High School’s Class of 2017.
Overall, 491 seniors graduated from Saratoga in 2017, with over 88-percent of them planning on pursuing a college education, according to the school’s yearly senior survey. Around 63-percent of students have chosen to attend a four year college, while 25-percent have chosen a two-year. Only 1.2-percent of students have chosen other post-secondary education options, while 6.3-percent will be seeking employment.
Students from the class of 2017 chose from around 160 different colleges in 30 states, including two schools in Washington, D.C., and one school in Ireland.
Additionally, six students will be pursuing careers in the military. Among these students, three will be joining the army, while the other three will be off to the Navy, Air Force, and Army National Guard, respectively.
The top students from the Saratoga class of 2017 are as follows:
10. Sophie Smith
9. Amy Carolus
8. Sam Epstein
7. Lia Chabot
6. Peter Herman
5. Kieran Wurl
4. Matthew Chmiel
3. Samantha Rydzewsi
2. Max Willner-Giwerc, Salutatorian
1. Caleb Cohen, Valedictorian
All photos by Andrew Ranalli.