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Eighth Grade Moving-Up Ceremony Celebrates Achievement

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Eighth graders marched together onto the high school football field to receive their middle school diplomas and become high school students. During a traditional ceremony, speakers praised the students for their accomplishments and offered advice to ensure their future success.

“Nobody knows your heart and mind better than you do. Listen to your intuition,” said Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan. “It will always guide you in the right direction.”

“High school is full of new opportunities,” said Superintendent of Schools Kenneth E. Graham, Ed.D. “By taking advantage of these opportunities, you will certainly have a more rewarding and enriching time at Locust Valley High School.”

Locust Valley Middle School Acting Principal Michael LoGerfo shared his pride in the middle school’s Class of 2021. He acknowledged their ability to overcome all that was thrown their way during the past year and thanked parents for their support.

Eighth grade president Peter Vitale, vice president Grace O’Mahony and classmate Katherine Kuebler shared memories of their middle school years, thanks for the support of parents, teachers and administrators and expressed their hopes for the future.

Congratulations to the students and their families on this milestone. We all look forward to celebrating your accomplishments as Locust Valley High School students.