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Midlakes HS celebrates 2024 graduates of distinction

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Midlakes High School has announced its 2024 Graduates of Distinction, honoring four remarkable alumni for their professional achievements and community contributions. This year’s honorees include Clifford “Casey” Kunes III, a dedicated local farmer; Peter Cheney, an entrepreneur and community supporter; Julie Bellomo, a veteran educator; and Vanessa Carlson, a pioneering female pilot.


The Graduates of Distinction program, launched in 2016, recognizes alumni who have made significant impacts in their fields and served as inspirations to current students. This year’s selection was made by a committee comprising school staff, students, and community members, highlighting individuals who excel in civic and professional realms.

The celebration is scheduled for May 10, with tickets now available for purchase. The event promises a day filled with activities, culminating in a reception at Warfield’s Restaurant Lounge & Bakery in Clifton Springs. The public is invited to attend, with tickets priced at $20, available at local outlets.