Wisdom Lane MS Students Take the Road Ahead
Excitement and pride resonated throughout Wisdom Lane Middle School's auditorium as parents and faculty celebrated the new academic chapter being taken by eighth-grade graduates during the annual moving up ceremony, held on June 12.
After the students proceeded to their seats to the band's playing of "Pomp and Circumstance," class representative Jasmine Smith led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, while select members of the eighth-grade chorus sang the national anthem.
In his opening remarks, Principal John Avena congratulated the students on their accomplishments and reflected on the "good old days." He said, "You are an amazing group of respectful, responsible and hardworking young ladies and gentlemen that will continue to inspire and motivate those around you." In addition, Division Avenue High School Principal John Coscia welcomed the students to the high school and encouraged them to introduce themselves and develop a relationship with the faculty in order to have the best school experience.
After Division Avenue High School seniors Steven Reilly, Sonia Inderjit and Alexa McCall dispensed advice on how to become an accomplished high school student, eighth-grade class representatives Gabriela Guzman and Alexandra Sweeney reflected on the group's accomplishments. Class representatives Madison Cooper and Austin O'Regan also presented the class gift, tools for the school's new greenhouse.
The students then marched across the stage to receive their Division Avenue High School lanyards, commemorating their official entry into high school. Many of the graduates then joined the eighth-grade chorus, under the baton of Carol Spainer, to perform Ed Sheeran's "Photograph," commencing their middle school years.