Moving Up to WMHS

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The gymnasium at R.C. Murphy Junior High School and front lawn at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School were filled with proud parents, family members and friends as the buildings’ ninth-grade classes celebrated moving up to high school with ceremonies this June.

During Murphy’s ceremony, many students were honored for success in academic subjects, as well as physical fitness, volunteer service and acts of character. Additionally, several TVTA monetary awards were presented, student-vocalists provided a musical interlude and the ninth-graders presented their class gift of spirit banners to decorate the school grounds. At the end of the ceremony, each student was called to the dais to receive his or her moving up certificate.

At P.J. Gelinas, musicians performed a tribute to this year’s school musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and the selection “We’ll Never Say Goodbye.” Student speaker Amy Lynch shared reflections of her class’s time at Gelinas, and the ninth-graders were individually presented with moving up certificates.