After seven years in elementary school, Three Village sixth-graders bid a fond farewell to their classrooms and teachers as they took the next step in their academic journeys this June. During moving up ceremonies at each of the buildings, the students collectively reflected on their time in elementary school and looked toward their first year of junior high with anticipation and excitement.
During the ceremonies, principals and administrators in attendance praised the sixth-graders for their dedication to their academics, involvement in community service and ambition for their futures. At W.S. Mount Elementary School, several students shared their fond memories of the past several years and their hopes for the future.
“We are here today to commemorate a new beginning and a happy ending,” said sixth-grader Clara Sullivan. “We are here today to celebrate success, hard work and learning – not only math, science and reading but learning to be a person and learning that happiness isn’t measured in years; it is measured in memories.”
Before concluding the events, each student was presented with a commemorative moving up certificate and several were honored with achievement awards and scholarships on behalf of the TVTA.