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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Curtis Corner Middle School held its largest-ever eighth grade promotion ceremony Wednesday morning.
Nearly 300 students received their certificates on the school’s field and administrators wished them success as they continue on to high school.
The ceremony kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by graduates William Trager and Keegan Hart, who are Rhode Island Middle Level Educators Scholar-Leaders.
Sara Demoranville, Olivia Rich and Rachel Curran then sang the national anthem.
Principal Patricia Aull quoted from the Rascal Flatts song, “My Wish.” She said, “My wish for you is that life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small [and] you never need to carry more than you can hold.”
Ben Matthews, Student Council president, spoke of the class's experience moving to Curtis Corner, where they made new friends. He also thanked the teachers for what they taught them and for taking the students to Washington, D.C.
“Everything we did, though, was with someone teaching us,” Matthews said. “In fact, looking back over the past two years at Curtis Corner, there was always someone trying to teach us anyway they could, getting us to do things we never thought would be in a middle school class.”
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