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Straight out of Compass graduation 2016

On graduation day, the sky is as expansive as their future.

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Congratulations Class of 2016!

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Ryder Brady*, Caitlin Ciaramitaro, Lucas Devlin,  Sierra Goodhue, Nicole Horgan*,  Tia Reddy*, Rachel Wolfe, ; Ciara Chandler; Tyler Cilluffo; Trinity Eriksen-Miller; Anthony King,  Matthew Leverich, Christian Miller, Savanna Moses and Joseph Pallazola*

The teachers and staff presented awards of distinction and recognition:

Leadership Award: Ryder Brady

Transformation Award: Tia Reddy

Excellence Award: Tyler Cilluffo

Perseverance Award: Matthew Leverich

Commitment Award: Joseph Pallazola

* denotes  achievement scholarship awards

There was an awesome and festive spread from Willow Rest. (two quick mentions: best mini burgers I’ve ever eaten and scrumptious cupcakes!)

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Mary Kay Taylor – Ardelle

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Shannon Cormier, Youth Education Program Manager, and Peggy Hegarty-Steck, Executive Director Action Inc welcomed everyone. Also presenting: Karli Washington, Career and Academic Counselor; Judy Bloomfield, English and History Teacher; Nick Belyea, Math Teacher; and Jessica Perrine, Health and Fitness Teacher.

The students studied art with Avery McNiff, Cape Ann Art Haven art center and science with Tony Wilbur of Maritime Gloucester.

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Addressing the class, Natalie Hale, Class of 2015

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The graduating class asked current freshman, 9th grader Catherine Cabral to be one of the invited speakers.

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Lucas Devlin invited speaker Class of 2016

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Cool hoodie designed by Ryder.

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Graduation Day!

During two previous Physical/Occupational Therapy sessions Fred made pizza and Liz made cookies. On this day Shelley made calzones, covered with Virgilio's chunky Tomato - Basil pasta sauce. That's a delicious combination. The next course consisted therapeutic exercises.

During two previous Physical/Occupational Therapy sessions Fred made pizza and Liz made cookies. On this day Shelley made calzones, covered with Virgilio’s chunky Tomato – Basil pasta sauce. That’s a delicious combination. The next course consisted therapeutic exercises.

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My physical and occupational therapists Jess and Shelley with their gifts from me: Fish City shirt from my gallery and "Bad Ass" socks from the POP Gallery. Small gifts for two people who played big in my recovery. A diploma, signed by the therapy team and Den Mar staff, celebrates how I got my mobility back. As the three of us walked back to my room, Jess played the Pomp and Circumstance march on her iPhone. People the length of the hall clapped and cheered. I could only purse my lips to contain the emotion and concentrate on my walking.

My physical and occupational therapists Jess and Shelley with their gifts from me: Fish City shirt from my gallery and “Bad Ass” socks from the POP Gallery. Small gifts for two people who played big in my recovery. A diploma, signed by the therapy team and Den Mar staff, celebrates how I got my mobility back. As the three of us walked back to my room, Jess played the Pomp and Circumstance march on her iPhone. People the length of the hall clapped and cheered. I could only purse my lips to contain the emotion and concentrate on my walking.

 

 

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St Ann School 8th Graders Graduation

Last night, St. Ann School celebrated the graduation of it’s 8th grade class with a Mass and graduation ceremony, followed by an great dinner! Here are few of my photos.  For a full slideshow, follow this link.

 

The statue is St. Ann teaching her daughter, Mary. A very appropriate image for the school!

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