Woodland and W.T. Clarke Classes of 2018 Look Ahead

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Eighth-grade students from Woodland and W.T. Clarke middle schools in the East Meadow School District look ahead to the next step in their scholastic careers following moving up ceremonies on June 20.

Woodland opened the day with a pair of ceremonies for the Class of 2018 as staff, faculty, administration and family members gathered in the building’s auditorium. Both the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and The Woodland String Quartet provided musical entertainment at each ceremony. Principal James Lethbridge greeted the crowd with opening comments before the issuing of certificates. Select students called the names of their fellow peers during the presentation ceremony.

That evening, W.T. Clarke welcomed guests to the high school gymnasium to celebrate the soon-to-be freshman. Middle school principal Stacy Breslin greeted the capacity crowd before the awarding of special achievements and certificates. The presentation of certificates followed with a special slide show to recap the graduates’ past three years.

Each principal ended their ceremonies with an additional congratulations and best wishes for the group as they prepare for high school this fall. Principal Breslin used the words from this year’s graduation song, “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan, to lead the class into a positive future.