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Stissing Mountain High School Sends Off Class Of 2016

Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 ready for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement.
Members of Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 march to their commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 assemble for commencement.
Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 assemble for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pine Plains school board President Fred "Chip" Crouse addresses Stissing Mountain High School's 2016 commencement.
Pine Plains school board President Fred "Chip" Crouse addresses Stissing Mountain High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Attendees give a round of applause at Stissing Mountain High School's 2016 commencement.
Attendees give a round of applause at Stissing Mountain High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Stephen DeLuca, a Stissing Mountain High School teacher who is retiring after a 40-year academic career, addresses the Class of 2016.
Stephen DeLuca, a Stissing Mountain High School teacher who is retiring after a 40-year academic career, addresses the Class of 2016. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Attendees at Stissing Mountain High School's 2016 commencement.
Attendees at Stissing Mountain High School's 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 assemble for commencement.
Stissing Mountain High School's Class of 2016 assemble for commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Stissing Mountain High School Principal Tara Grieb addresses the 2016 commencement.
Stissing Mountain High School Principal Tara Grieb addresses the 2016 commencement. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

PINE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Stissing Mountain High School celebrated its Class of 2016 on Saturday at its annual commencement.

Members of this year's class assembled in a gym at the school, marched down the hallway and assembled inside the auditorium, which was filled with onlookers.

Pine Plains school board President Fred "Chip" Crouse gave the first speech at the commencement. Delivering this year's speech to the students was high school teacher Stephen DeLuca, who, it was noted, will be retiring this year after a 40-year academic career.

Student Frances Vu was named to deliver an essay at the commencement, while Crystal Erin Clancy was named this year's salutatorian. Kathryn Hanlon was named as this year's valedictorian.

Photos of Stissing Mountain's 2016 commencement are attached to this article.

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