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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Binghamton leaders honored the city's Catholic schools. This week marks Catholic Schools Week across the country.
Students from the local Catholic schools met with Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan at City hall Thursday. The mayor actually graduated from what is now Seton Catholic School. He says the private schools add great value to the area's educational system. In fact, the Catholic schools were formed in the area 20 years before Binghamton was officially chartered.
"We have a long rich tradition here and we've played a pivotal role in the daily life of this community since our inception in the mid 19th century," said Seton Catholic Administrator Richard Bucci.
After the program, the students and staff joined the mayor in raising the school flag in front of city hall.