Fifth Graders at SEA, reached the ultimate milestone on Thursday evening, G-R-A-D-U-A-T-I-O-N. After an AMAZING Fifth Grade year which admittedly went by MUCH too quickly, it was time to say goodbye to the place, many have called home since Pre-K.
As is the tradition at SEA, each graduating “Senior” prepared a speech which was delivered to an audience filled with friends, parents, family and teachers. It was wonderful to see how poised each student was as they addressed the audience, evidence that the many writing and public speaking skills learned here at SEA had paid off!
"Tomorrow when we enter the gates of SEA, we will not be fifth graders but graduates. Tomorrow is not only a beginning; it is an ending. I can remember my first day at SEA in second grade. That day was the beginning of a lifetime of memories. Through these four years, I’ve had many memories that I’ll never forget. All of these moments I can never, should never, will never forget. From these things, I have learned many lessons. I have learned so much in my classes, of course. But, I also learned life lessons and my talents. I learned to always be a leader and never a follower. I learned my talent of singing, and I learned to live, laugh, and love. I learned to stand up for myself and what I believe. Most important of all, I learned to be true to who I am and to be a role model. All of these lessons have made me who I am. I hope they will continue to influence who I am as I carry out my plans for the future.” A. Vuillier – SEA Fifth Grader
Mrs. Stroup – Head of School, Mrs. Delius – Assistant Head of School along with Homeroom Teachers Mrs. Kruger (also graduating this year from SEA) and Mr. Driscoll also paid these students tribute in a series of speeches.
“Tonight marks the end of your fifth grade school year, your years at SEA, and your childhood. For many of you, this is where you learned to read and write; add, subtract, multiply, and divide. You learned about your world and our history. You used your imagination to create stories, projects, artwork that you put on your refrigerator at home and preserved in your memory CD. You used technology as a key to unlock unlimited resources of knowledge. You developed your own special talents in sports, music, and art. You lost your first tooth and found a best friend. You went to more birthday parties than you can remember. You learned to be a good helper and get along with others. You even learned how to set a table for a full course dinner and the manners to go with it. You are prepared for Middle School, and you are ready to spread your wings and fly. This isn’t an end. Ours is a lasting friendship. It is the beginning of an exciting new time for you. Remember the lessons you learned in the Kind Zone. Take them with you in your heart. We will miss you and I know that you will miss us. And when you do, come back and visit.” Janet Stroup – Head of School
Congratulations, Fifth Grade! Go out into the world and make a difference!
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