Local pair graduate from St. Lawrence

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CANTON — Two local students were among the nearly 450 members of St. Lawrence University’s Class of 2021, receiving their degrees at recent commencement ceremonies. They are:

Makenna A. Burr, of Forestport, a graduate of Adirondack Central High School, bachelor’s degree, biology; and

Rachel E. Siegel, of New York Mills, a graduate of New York Mills Junior-Senior High School, bachelor’s degree with honors, chemistry and English.

Graduates were assigned one of four ceremonies held throughout the day where they received their diploma covers as they walked across the stage while their names were read aloud. Family members and guests were not able to attend in person but were able to watch the event live online. Graduates, faculty, staff, and live stream listeners heard pre-recorded remarks from University President William L. Fox, St. Lawrence’s 2021 Joan Donovan Speech Contest Winner Hamidou Sylla, Class of 2021 President Cooper McCrillis, and honorary degree recipient Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation.

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