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Eighth graders recognized for past achievements and welcomed to High School

on June 22, 2017

Student walks off stage after receiving certificate“This is your time!” said WVHS Principal, Dr. Larry Washington, as he welcomed the graduating 8th grade class of 2017 gathered in the High School auditorium for their Awards Assembly on June 22.

Cheered by their families, teachers and administrators, the students marked the end of their middle school journey with recognitions and awards for their hard work and achievements.Student accepts award from teacher

As noted by Ms. Rueckert, Master of Ceremonies and WVMS teacher, these students were the first to experience fifth grade at the Middle School. After reminiscing about the fads that typified these graduates—from rubber-band braces and Hannah Montana, to snapchat and fidget spinners—Mrs. Rueckert entreated them to appreciate their family, be kind to all, “and make every day the best day of your life.”Two award recipients pose with a teacher

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Leach, encouraged the students to remain self-reflective and open to people and ideas.

Between the solid foundation they take away from their middle school years, their drive to achieve, and today’s good advice, we can expect even greater things from the 8th grade class of 2017—and future Class of 2021!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL and best wishes for your freshman year at the High School!

(Stay tuned for a list of awards and recipients, and a Facebook album of the ceremonies.)A line of teachers stands on stage greeting award recipients and handing out certificatesFour award recipients pose with a teacher


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