St. Dominic’s eighth-graders graduate

John Eccleston shares this graduation story with us:
“Bitter sweet.”  That  is how one St. Dominic School eighth-grader described her graduation from the Blauvelt school she has attended since second grade.
She was not alone in her feelings as the 20 students moving on to high school carried big smiles and joy mixed with tears and heavy hearts upon their graduation on June 16.
During the unique ceremony, teachers and student counselors shared touching words about the academic and personal growth of each student, and some students took to the microphone to thank the school and staff. Many students received special awards for academic achievement and citizenship, including ones from President Obama’s “Education Awards Program.” The  graduates will now enter public and private high schools in their respective school districts.
Operated by the nonprofit Saint Dominic’s Home, St. Dominic’s School is a kindergarten- to eighth-grade day school that helps children with special needs and learning challenges to succeed academically by providing a nurturing and personalized educational environment. The school serves students from New York City, Rockland, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley.

Some of the eighth-grade Class of 2011 celebrate after their graduation.

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