Delayed by surgery, Massena High senior receives diploma in special ceremony
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 2:35 pm


Superintendent Roger Clough II, left, and Assistant Principal Richard Norris, right, present Troy Myers with his diploma on the football field at Massena Central High School.

MASSENA -- It may have been a few days late, but Massena High School senior Troy Myers received his diploma on Tuesday, June 26 from Superintendent Roger B. Clough II and Assistant Principal Richard Norris in a special little ceremony held on the high school football field.

Myers suffered from an injury two days prior to Massena Central High School’s class of 2012 graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 23. Instead, he underwent surgery the afternoon of graduation and was unable to attend.

While he was unable to join in the full pomp and circumstance of Saturday’s graduation, Myers’ graduation was made memorable by Clough and Norris.

Jim Myers, Troy’s father, was there for the celebration. Troy, a starting quarterback for the school’s football team, walked across the 50-yard line to shake Clough’s hand and receive his diploma.

Myers is recovering from his surgery and will be ready to pursue a degree in criminal justice at SUNY Brockport. He also has plans to play football at the college.