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St. Michael School honors graduates
GASTONIA — St. Michael School had 23 eighth-grade students graduate on June 3. Greg Davidowitz, eighth-grade teacher, is pictured with the graduating class. St. Michael Church in Gastonia offered a Mass for the students, parents, teachers and staff, friends and parish community, and the school had an awards ceremony in the gym followed by a reception honoring the students.
— Photo provided by Lara Davenport
Our Lady of Mercy School celebrates its grads
WINSTON-SALEM — Our Lady of Mercy School in Winston-Salem honored its eighth-grade graduates June 6 during a graduation Mass and award ceremony. Graduates Hannah Boone, Carson Gann, Melissa Rademaker, Carson Keith and Colin Jacobsen gave reflections during the Mass about their memories of OLM and how the school has helped them be the young people they are today. Immediately following the Mass was a reception and awards ceremony.
The first awards were for academic achievement, presented by the Knights of Columbus Council 10504. Bronwyn Cortez, Andres Rodriguez, Tylen Watts, Carson Keith, Carly Player, Kaili Griffin, Maia Cancro, Hannah Boone and Melissa Rademaker were recipients of these academic honors. Gold President's Awards for Educational Excellence were given to Andres Rodrigues, Tylen Watts, Carly Player, Kaili Griffin, Bronwyn Cortez, Maia Cancro, Analisa Camacho, Melissa Rademaker and Hannah Boone. Silver President's Awards for Educational Achievement were presented to Gina Koesters, Carson Keith, Lissete Del Rio, Nicholas Buchmeier, Andrew Buchmeier, Carson Gann, Cailin Gillooley and Colin Jacobsen. Students who helped lead the school-wide service organization, Helping Hands of Mercy, were honored for their leadership: Lindsey Carnes, Carson Gann, Analisa Camacho, Gina Koesters, Carson Keith, Maia Cancro, Hannah Boone and Carly Player. Ralph White and Analisa Camacho received the first-ever Principal's Award for an outstanding Mercy student who has exemplified the Mercy spirit with excellence in academics, athletics and service to community.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School graduates 30
HIGH POINT — On June 5, parents, students, faculty, parishioners and friends gathered to honor 30 members of the eighth-grade graduating class of Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Mass was celebrated along with a graduation ceremony at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in High Point. It was a joyful celebration that highlighted the deep relationships these students have developed over the years. Many of the students have been together since their first day of kindergarten in 2003. Seventeen of these rising freshmen will continue on to Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville. Two students will attend Early College, and one will be attending a local private school. The remaining graduates will attend local public high schools.
Eva Ellenburg's hard work and dedication at IHM School earned her the title of class valedictorian. She held the highest cumulative grade-point average from sixth through eighth grade.
— Photo provided by Mendy Yarborough
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Arts & Entertainment
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