District 30 Proudly Presents the Class of 2018

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Sixth-graders throughout Valley Stream District 30 walked the stage of Shaw Avenue School during their respective closing exercises from June 19-21, ready to take on middle school. Dressed to impress in their caps and gowns, the graduates from Clear Stream, Shaw Avenue and Forest Road schools were supported by beaming family members, central administrators, the board of education and faculty.

The Class of 2018 were the stars of the evening as the graduates performed songs fit for the occasion. With the guidance of their music teachers, the students sang songs such as “This is Me” from the popular film “The Greatest Showman,” “Hall of Fame” and “Don't You Worry ‘Bout A Thing.” Instrumental performances also took place as the Forest Road String ensemble, Clear Stream Avenue band and Shaw Avenue jazz band performed during their ceremonies. 

PTA presidents wished the graduates well as they embark on the next phase of their academic journey, along with Board of Education Vice President Kenneth Cummings who congratulated the students on behalf of the board and offered words of encouragement. “Go to Memorial Junior High School with a sense of wonder,” he said. “Be open to new friends that you will meet, join clubs and find your passion.”  

Building principals and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling also addressed the students on the milestone occasion.  

“With all of your accomplishments and accolades – whether they be academic, musical or athletic – seeing you showcase philanthropy and consideration for others is truly what makes me proud to be your superintendent,” he said. “As you move forward in this world, take what you have learned in District 30 and become active and involved citizens.” 

Each graduate was called upon the stage to receive their certificates of completion from the board of education as loved ones cheered. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the proud graduates left the auditorium ready to embrace their new role as middle school students.