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Fraser Woods Montessori School Ceremonies Mark Graduation

Published: July 06, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Fraser Woods Montesori School eighth grade graduate pose for a picture at the school's graduation ceremony on June 7 at Newtown Meeting House. In the back, from left, are Max Sommer, Nathaniel Varda, Jeremy Robertson, and Liam Lafond. In the front…
Fraser Woods Montesori School eighth grade graduate pose for a picture at the school's graduation ceremony on June 7 at Newtown Meeting House. In the back, from left, are Max Sommer, Nathaniel Varda, Jeremy Robertson, and Liam Lafond. In the front from left are Anishi Kalaria, Paige Comunale, and Elisa Vittori. (Michele Stramaglia photo)
Fraser Woods Montesori School eighth grade graduate Jeremy Robertson walks during the school's graduation ceremony on June 7 at Newtown Meeting House. (Michele Stramaglia photo)
Fraser Woods Montesori School eighth grade graduate Jeremy Robertson walks during the school's graduation ceremony on June 7 at Newtown Meeting House. (Michele Stramaglia photo)
Fraser Woods Montessori School held a kindergarten graduation ceremony at the school on June 7, and it held a ceremony that evening at the Newtown Meeting House for its eighth grade graduating class.

For the kindergarten ceremony, parents gathered in the school's atrium to watch as the young students participated in a bridge crossing ceremony. Each student received a "degree" and walked across a small bridge. Students also presented their parents with a flower. All of the students received hugs.

For the eighth grade commencement ceremony, the graduating students shared speeches in front of all the attendees. According to the school, the graduates reminisced about their time at Fraser Woods Montessori School, sharing special memories, field trips, close relationships that they formed with younger classmates, and shared words of wisdom for their fellow classmates. The graduate speeches were then followed by student tributes that were written and read by their teachers.

According to the school, the 2018 graduating eighth grade class had seven students. In the fall, Nathaniel Varda will attend Immaculate High School in Danbury, Liam Lafond will attend Fairfield College Preparatory School, Jeremy Robertson will attend Greens Farms Academy in Southport, Elisa Vittori will attend C.E.S. Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull and Trumbull High School, Anishi Kalaria and Max Sommer will attend Hopkins School in New Haven, and Paige Comunale will attend Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury.

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