WBNG -- Binghamton and Johnson city both said goodbye to its senior high school classes Sunday.
Binghamton High School graduated 306 students at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Binghamton Sunday afternoon.
The ceremony began with a bag pipe processional followed by the graduating class. Student, Jonah Capani, performed the National Anthem and Class President, Liam Mallon, presented the Masters of Ceremony speech.
Johnson city sent off 150 students in its 144th annual commencement at the Binghamton University Events Center Sunday as well.
The Johnson City High School Chamber Singers performed and both the Salutatorian William Sienkiewicz and Valedictorian Olivia Nestrick presented speeches.
For the students, receiving their diploma was just the first step toward new opportunities.
"I'm done with high school and I start my new career. I'm really excited to go out in the real field of work, Alexis Benesh of Johnson City said.
"I'm gonna go to Broome and then I'm transferring, I'm going to get my associates degree in liberal arts," said Reilly Arno of Johnson City.