Middle School Congratulates Eighth Grade

A day of celebration began with words of advice and wisdom as approximately
250 JFK Middle School eighth-graders received moving-up certificates during the school’s annual commencement ceremony, held in the Bethpage High School Center for the Performing Arts. Superintendent of Schools Terrence Clark showed appreciation on behalf of all in attendance, stating, “To the students, thank you for all of your hard work at JFK. I look forward to all of you leaving your mark at Bethpage High School.”

In his address to the class, National Junior Honor Society President Rishi Sohi thanked all of the parents and JFK teachers for their help and encouragement, noting, “We all support each other no matter what it is we want to do [in the future].”

Middle School Principal David Schneider opened his remarks by recognizing and thanking the JFK PTA for all of their support, after which he addressed the graduating class. “To all of my eighth-graders, we are so very proud of your achievements. Happy hunger games, and may the cards always be in your favor!” The students then proceeded to the stage, where one by one they were awarded their diplomas.

After select eighth-grade music students punctuated the ceremony with their rendition of “I’ll Stand by You,” the new graduates filed out of the auditorium to join family and friends for refreshments in the high school courtyard.