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UPK Graduation Held at Cole Elementary

A.A. Cole Elementary School recently held a luau-themed graduation for its 20 Universal Pre-Kindergarten students.

Julianna Burnup, center, performs “Hip Hop Tooty Ta” alongside classmates during the UPK graduation.
Julianna Burnup, center, performs “Hip Hop Tooty Ta” alongside classmates during the UPK graduation.

Principal Michael Smolnik welcomed guests and thanked them for their commitment to transporting the students to the UPK program and “entrusting us with your most valuable commodity.”

The students paraded into the cafeteria and marched on stage before they broke out in song and dance.

During their performance of “Don’t Ever Grow Up” the students walked to their guests and handed them a butterfly craft, signifying they’re ready to spread their wings and fly.

Each student was presented with a certificate and received a bag filled with their completed projects from throughout the school year.

UPK students perform during their recent gradation celebration.
UPK students perform during their recent gradation celebration.

At the end of the celebration, students and guests enjoyed cake and conversation.

Congratulations to the following UPK graduates: Caleb Allan, Aden Boyden, Jacob Boylan, Rylan Frigon, Kolton Green, John “Jack” Random-Lewn, Kevin Scheuer, Zander Yager, Dean Collins, Eli Riznyk, Johnathan Lewis, Julianna Burnup, Samantha Davis, Aubree Dignean, Lia Donovan, Sydney Main, Marlowe Murphy, Alayna Newton, Elsa Stuhler and Tessa Weeks.