Lanigan Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony Held

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Lanigan Elementary School held their Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony recently, marking not only the end of their elementary school years, but the beginning of many new opportunities in education in the Fulton City School District.

At the ceremony several awards and accomplishments were handed out and recognized by teachers and administrators at the school. Students were recognized for attendance, chorus and music, safety patrol, storytelling and accelerated readers to name a few. President’s Education Award winners for excellence in education were: Logan Aubeuf, Breanna Baker, Neal Burke, Amelia Coakley, Taylor Rose, Danielle Rupert, John Ryan, Jordyn Stone, Duke Sturgis, Alec Thomas, Sophia Giovannetti, Austin Haskins, Paige Havener, Erin Hayden, Jeremy Langdon, Perrin Ogden, Hannah Scott, Noah Sorbello, Nicholas Summerville, Sabrina Weigand, Mikayla Guernsey, Kassidy Kearns, Brandon Ladd, Cassondra Orr, Jensen Paget, and Paul Reynoso.

The Triple C Award, which recognizes students’ Character, Courage and Commitment was given to Courtney Carr and Cassondra Orr. Paige Havener was awarded the Robert and Alice Jonas Award as an outgoing sixth grader who shows a love of learning and commitment to the Fulton community. A special Civic award was given to Jordyn Stone by Mrs. Spadafora to honor her civic commitment.

The George MacDonald Award is one of the highest honors a boy and a girl from the sixth grade class at Lanigan can receive. MacDonald was an elementary education supervisor for the Fulton City School District who was always on the lookout for the finest and best. This award honors not only high academic achievement, but positive behavior, participation in classroom and extra curricular activities, and community service. The students selected were Danielle Rupert and Austin Haskins.

Lanigan Principal Dan Johnson passed to the students some advice that John Wooden’s father had given to him on the day of his graduation from elementary school. John Wooden was a very successful college basketball coach who won ten national championships. The advice was seven rules to live by:

1. Be true to yourself.
2. Make each day a masterpiece.
3. Help others.
4. Drink deeply from good books.
5. Make friendship a fine art.
6. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
7. Seek guidance from people you can trust and be thankful for all you have.

Johnson gave each of the sixth graders a card with the seven rules on it to keep as a reminder of their graduation day. The graduates will enter Fulton Junior High School in the fall.

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