NEWCOMB -- Seven students graduated from the Newcomb Central School District on Friday.
The group is considered a large class for Newcomb, one of the smallest school districts in New York. The district had a total of 84 students this year, including 10 international students.
"One thing about this class is they have been a very close class throughout their academic careers," said Superintendent Clark Hults. "I think that has made it just a real joy to be working with this group."
This is the first class that Hults has known since they were ninth-graders in 2006, his first year at the district.
This year's valedictorian was Shelby Poulton, who spoke at the ceremony. There was no salutatorian this year.
The other graduates are Hillary Bureau, Jesse Montanye, Brandon Poulton, Larissa Roy, Branden Tokarz, and Danielle Warner.
Emma Parsonson, a senior who came from Australia to study at Newcomb for the year, also wore a cap and gown, although she does not count as a graduate.
The commencement took place at the auditorium. It included performances from three of the school's music groups - the handbell quire, jazz band and high school quire.
Barbara Kearns, a former longtime superintendent at Newcomb, was the guest speaker.