Number of graduates: 26
Valedictorian: Ethan Doty
Salutatorian: Nicholas Chandler
Featured speaker: Mike Auriilo, a 1999 graduate of Fort Edward High School and a 2003 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, addressed the graduates. He also has worked with the Office of Naval Intelligence and was a business analyst for the FBI Terrorist Tracking Task Force and the Transportation Security Administration.
Notable: This will be the last graduation for Principal Thomas McGurl, who is leaving to become superintendent of Granville Central School. McGurl has been principal five years. It also marked the first time in 17 years new Fort Edward Superintendent Dan Ward has missed the graduation at Fort Ann, where he was principal until last year. In his speech, Aurilio said, “My best friend’s father used to say there were two kinds of people in the world — people who lived in Fort Edward and people who are camping out.” In his speech, Doty quoted Yoda, Shia LaBeouf and Ricky Bobby from “Talladega Nights.”