Gill St. Bernard’s welcomed family and friends to the Lower School Closing Exercises on a picture-perfect Tuesday, June 6, as they honored the Class of 2031’s transition from Lower School to Middle School.
The joyous event began with a processional and welcoming comments from Lower and Middle School Director Kyle Armstrong who gave each student the book Imagine! by Raul Colon as a parting gift. With only pictures, and no words, Mr. Armstrong explained that the story was to be interpreted and completed by each one of them, individually.
“I chose this book for you because your journey as a young student entering Middle School is unwritten,” Mr. Armstrong said. “Your story—each and every day—will be made up of a million pictures with no words, but you get to insert the words. No matter what scene you find yourself in, it’s only you that has the power to choose how to write your story.”
Students were involved in every aspect of the program, including introducing speakers, singing, commanding the podium, and of course, being recognized for their achievements. Lower School Dean of Student Life Jill Fedon introduced the Class of 2031 during the annual pin ceremony, and Head of School Sid Rowell presented the Amol Ajinkya Citizenship Award, the highest award a lower school student can receive to Bella Menza and Riley Nelson.
Congratulations to the entire Lower School for a wonderful school year, and good luck to the Fourth Grade as they move up to Middle School!
Please enjoy some photos from the event below and view the full gallery of photos through Bedrosian Photo.