main content starts hereGraduation speakers selected for 2016

| April 13, 2016

Senior Kunika Chahal has been selected to present the keynote address at this year’s commencement ceremony as Mohonasen’s 26th Annual Graduation Speaker Contest comes to a close.

Austen Blanchard was selected to give the opening remarks and Kyliene DiStefano-Philips will deliver the ceremony’s closing remarks. Contestants McKenzie Burns and Abigail Sloan were also selected to speak during the Senior Breakfast on Friday, June 24.

Judges for the competition included University at Albany Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Rich Becker, Steve LaPointe from CBS 6, Susan Whitaker from the Museum of Innovation & Science (miSci) and Erin Breslin from the Capital District YMCA.

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 25 at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.

Graduation speakers for 2016 and judges stand in line 

(Left to right: Rich Becker, Susan Whitaker, Austen Blanchard, Kyliene DiStefano-Philips, Abagail Sloan, Kunika Chahal, McKenzie Burns, Erin Breslin, Steve LaPointe)

2016 graduation speakers pose for photo

(Left to right: Austen Blanchard, Kyliene DiStefano-Philips, Abagail Sloan, Kunika Chahal, McKenzie Burns)