Eighth Grade Celebration

Eighth Grade Celebration

The class of 2022 celebrated their promotion from eighth grade into high school on Thursday, May 24, in the sanctuary at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. The celebration began with pledges led by Student Council President, Andrew Brantmeyer and scripture reading by Student Council Vice‐President, Tobias Lewis. Then, the eighth grade orchestra performed “Stone Mountain Stomp.” Middle School Counselor, Mrs. Laura Bevill, then presented several prestigious awards along with her colleagues. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the following awards:

The Pinnacle Award:

  • Sarah Larkin Lewis

The Lion Awards:

  • Erisa Papajorgji and Evan Dobias

The Leadership Award

  • Sarah Larkin Lewis

The Spiritual Leadership Award

  • Pauline Baxter

Fruit of the Spirit Awards:

  • Love — Veronika Ferrell and Joanna Molfetto
  • JoyPaul Anselmo and Amanda Jones
  • PeaceTori Barbar and Brandon Marti
  • PatienceJason Youstin and Emily Graham
  • KindnessJohn Fratello, Emma Weissman and Michael White
  • Goodness Catherine “Cate” Geiger and Chris Spencer
  • Faithfulness Lucas Almeida, Kamryn Casey, and Leeya Kim
  • GentlenessEmmy Vlamis and Sydney Tomczak
  • Self‐Control Giovana “Gigi” Milora and Matthew Selbach
  • Overall Fruit of the Spirit — Audrey Whiteman

The Barnabas Awards:

  • Tori Barbar and Andy Brantmeyer

After a trio of Sarah Larkin, Pauline Baxter, and Amanda Jones sang “I Will Rise,” Mr. George Barbar ’98, School Board Chairman and WA Alumnus, shared his reflections as the keynote speaker. Following his address, the students each walked across the stage to receive their certificates and enjoyed a short movie of memories from their eighth grade year.

Please pray for this upcoming high school freshman class as they move on to the next chapter of their lives. Congratulations to the class of 2022!