June in the Capital Region means high school graduation time, with weekends full of ceremony, laughter and even a few tears. For students and parents alike it is an emotional, memorable time. However, after-parties marred by alcohol and drug use can make the occasion memorable for the wrong reasons. [...]
The Troy Record posted a gallery of photos taken at last week's Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing graduation ceremony. Of this year's 27 graduates, 25 already have nursing jobs lined up [...]
After-parties are often part of the graduation ritual, but exercise caution -- they have the potential to be marred by alcohol and drug use, violence and other negative outcomes.