The end of June means flowers, handshakes, hugs and kisses for some teenagers — seniors who are graduating from high school. During the early 1990s, young men and women in Schenectady wore long gowns and big smiles as they left English literature, geometry, health and gym classes behind. In 1991, Mont Pleasant High School graduate Jamelle Brandon lost his graduation cap to 8-year-old sister Chauntelle Hundley — but he got a kiss out of the deal. In 1992, teens from Mont Pleasant and Linton High School became members of special classes. The two schools were closing after commencement exercises. Mont Pleasant would welcome middle school students during the fall of ’92. Linton would become Schenectady High School.
Chauntelle Hundley, 8, kisses her brother Jamelle Brandon after he graduated from Mont Pleasant in 1991.
Graduates of Schenectady's Linton High School pose for photos after their day in the limelight at Proctors on June 24, 1992.
Sara Jordan shares the joy of graduation with her parents, Kathy and Gary Jordan, on June 24, 1992. Sara was in the last class that graduated from Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant High School.
Members of Schenectady High School’s Class of 1993 gather at Proctors for graduation
A member of Schenectady High School’s Class of 1993 strikes a triumphant pose after receiving his diploma on June 25.
Schenectady High salutatorian Kevin Flanagan smiles and gestures in 1993.