Thursday, June 17, 2021

Bixby Class of 2021

   On Wednesday-16-June the E.Roy Bixby School in Bogota held their Sixth Grade Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021. A replay of this event can be found on the Bogota School District You Tube page at:
  This will be the final Sixth Grade Class graduating from Bixby School. They also represent the  inaugural Seventh grade class of the new Bogota Middle School starting in the all of 2021.
 The Bixby Principal Mr. Damon Englese welcome those who attended the program. of the ceremony. He introduced Mr. Gabriel Velez  who lead the audience in the pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. In his address Principal Englese praised the Staff, Parents,  and most importantly the Students for the continuing work they needed to over come the current situation. He talked about the Graduates experience at Bixby School was the ground work for then to build on. The knowledge and Life lessons they have learned will help them with the challenges of High School and beyond. Principal Englese asked the Student to keep dreaming big, while being the best version of themselves in the process. 
  The next speaker was Bogota School District Superintendent Mr. Damian Kennedy.  He told the graduates that while this may be a first step in their lives, the education they received at Bixby was a solid foundation to build on. The Student need to keep looking for new experiences and ideas in their future.  Even if there a failures ahead they must big strong enough to learn from in order to achieve their goals. Few things worth while will come easy. But with the support and respect of your Parents, Friends Classmate and Teachers anything can be achieved.
  Then Ms Anushka Shah talked about her, and her Classmates,  experiences  at Bixby School. Next Ms. Mariana Serna gave her speech of what it was like to in the Sixth grade over the passed year.
   The announcement of the individual awards and certificates to the members of the sixth grade class. First  Principal Englese then announced the Principal’s Award winner to Mr. Frankie Palagano. Then came the awards for: Highest Academic Average, The American Legion Awards, the Leadership & Sportsmanship awards,  the PTO Awards, and improvement  certificates. Next came the introduction of the Student Council and attendance certificates. This was followed by the Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence and Academic  achievement. 
   Finally Principal Englese present the Certificates of Promotions to the graduating Class of 2021. 39 Students were able to attend in person. The names of those graduates who addend online were also announced so that can also be recognized.
   When the final certificates were presented, and the new Alumni of Bixby School accepted the applause from those gathered. Then they proceeded to leave the stage and join their Family  and Friends to celebrate together.  

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