Celebrating 'American Graduates' from EverTech Academy


An evening to celebrate the newest American Graduates of our community!

On Monday, June 13, 2016, thirty-eight students, their teachers, families, and friends gathered at Broome Tioga BOCES in Binghamton, NY for the graduation ceremony of EverTech Academy.  Ten of these talented young people were featured earlier this year in WSKG’s American Graduate project. They shared stories of courage, persistence, and the supportive circles that helped make graduation day a reality.


During the ceremony, nine (yes, nine!) of WSKG’s American Graduate students were honored with academic awards or scholarships. Congratulations! We extend a most enthusiastic high-five to each of you for forging ahead when it would have been easy to give up and staying committed to earning your high school diploma. You did it!


group of high school graduates in cap and gown

Student participants in WSKG’s American Graduate project (From left: Thomas Adams, Michael Feeney, Autumn Roach, Patrick McKnight, Marisa Wolfanger, Brieona Turner, and Jordan Ballard)


Academic Awards

EverTech Achievement Award – Art presented to Brieona Turner and Marisa Wolfanger

EverTech Achievement Award – English presented to Flo Wolf

EverTech Achievement Award – Math presented to Patrick McKnight

EverTech Achievement Award – Science presented to Patrick McKnight

BT-BOCES Teachers’ Association Award presented to Thomas Adams

EverTech Good Citizen Award presented to Kevin Eaton

Lifelong Reader Award presented to Dominic Mooney

Lauren Campbell Memorial Award presented to Flo Wolf and Autumn Roach

EverTech Exceptional Student Award presented to Micheal Feeney



Student Achievement Awards presented to Brieona Turner and Michael Feeney

Whitney Titus Scholarship presented to Jordan Ballard


high school graduates taking photo

Autumn Roach and Patrick McKnight, EverTech Academy graduates of the Class of 2016


Learn more about Who’s Your Champion?

Champions go by many titles: teacher, coach, neighbor, friend, boss, classmate, or parent… Just to name a few! As part of WSKG’s program on graduation, we asked students to tell us about the person, place, or program that helps them find successful in school.



AmGRAdAmerican Graduate is made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.