The last assembly on the 180th day of school is always an anticipated event. The school community celebrates the accomplishments of all our 5th grade graduates as well as honor and remember three very special Center School children by presenting awards to chosen members of the graduating class in the children’s memories. The entire staff nominates students and then votes for the deserving recipients of each award.
The Matthew Long Citizenship Award is given to a 5th grader who exemplifies outstanding citizenship and contribution to his/ her school community. Matthew Long was a responsible and thoughtful boy who went out of his way to help others. The recipient of the Matthew Long Citizenship Award is Maeve S.
The Molly McAvoy “Yes I Can!” Award is given to a student who exemplifies Molly’s courageous spirit. Despite many obstacles and health issues, Molly is remembered as a lovely caring child who never lost her joy for life. Our Art Room is named for Molly and there’s a beautiful exhibit of her work in the area outside the art room. The recipient of the Molly McAvoy Award is Dan M.
The Christina Prankus Friendship Award is presented to a 5th grader who demonstrates friendship and caring to everyone in the school community. Christina is remembered as a second grader who was gentle, thoughtful, and loving. Our library has an entire section of book about friendship in Christina’s memory. The recipient of the Christina Prankus Award is Chris J.
It’s moving and extraordinarily special to have the Long, McAvoy, and Prankus Families join us to honor their children and celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients! Congratulations to our recipients!