MS Commemorates School Year at Moving Up Day Ceremony
Marquis Austin

On Friday, June 11, the Middle School commemorated the 2020-21 school year with their annual Moving Up Day ceremony. “Today is really about celebrating as a community and talking about all the ways that we came together to make this year the best it possibly could be,” said Middle School Director Paul Baly at the top of the event. “We found such strength in each other and our ability to come together and gain support.” This trademark togetherness is perhaps most apparent in the division’s music ensembles, all of which gave spectacular performances during this morning’s proceedings. Despite many of the School’s musicians never actually performing in the same space this year, they still managed to create enthralling sounds together.

Later, Dean Dorothy Meyer announced the Head of School’s Character and Citizenship Award recipients as Savannah V. ’26 and Josie P. ’26. The award recognizes students for their outstanding attitude, character, spirit and overall commitment to the community. “These are two students who help us all live up to the values of CGPS that we hold dear: kindness, integrity and community,” Ms. Meyer stated. Mr. Baly also presented this year’s Staff and Faculty Trustee Award to Grade 5 Core Coordinator Stefanie Trepper for her outstanding efforts toward helping students and teachers respect, value and understand each other’s unique identities. 

As the ceremony neared its conclusion, a heartwarming seventh grade photo montage put together by technology teacher Damian Giorlando drove home just how much of an impact the Class of 2026 has had on the halls of 36 W. 93rd Street over the years. Finally, Student Government presented a video announcing the official promotion of each student to the next grade. Congratulations, Middle Schoolers, and have a wonderful summer!

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