GPS Has Eighth Grade Celebration

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On the last day of school for the 2013-14 academic year, the GPS Class of 2018 celebrated with family and friends their move to the GPS Upper School. In a morning assembly, the 91 members of the class were individually recognized, a number of students received academic and activity awards, and nine spoke on behalf of their class, reflecting on their experiences in the Middle School. 

The class was described by Assistant Head and Middle School Principal Elaine Milazzo as “a unique community of young women that meets and exceeds the expectations of our founders,” and in the invocation delivered by PE department chair Peggy Michaels as “reliable, healthy, wide ranging, and complete.”  

The nine girls selected to deliver the Class Speech talked of their middle school years as a journey that has, with the help of their “sisters,” led them to grow in “mind, character, and interests.” Click here to read the words of the class speakers: Murfee Jones, Emma Nash, Margaret Lim, Sophia Han, Reagan Sanborn, Annsleigh Jones, Clare Hamn, Kendall McKoon, and Nikki Goldbach. 

Faculty presented academic and activity awards before the presentation of certificates by interim Head of School Dr. Sue Groesbeck. A video retrospective of projects, activities, trips, and events enjoyed in the past three years ended the program with laughter and memories. Class officers who led during the last middle school year were Emily Paik, president; Ashley Rose Lynn, vice president; Maggie Eslinger, secretary; Murfee Jones, treasurer; and Margaret Lim, Honor Council. 

Academic award recipients included Ritika Modi, Tatiana Poggi, Hannah Prescott, McKenzie Frizzell, Sophia Han, Kyli Erwin, Emma Nash, Pierson Brown, Margaret Lim, Lily Hopping, Amanda Michaud, and Brooke McCurdy. Activity awards went to Maggie Hill, Murfee Jones, Alex Lambert, Lynn Mai, Brooke McCurdy, Hannah Prescott, Haley Smith, and McCall Waldrop.

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