Sea Cliff Moving Up Day

Congrats Sea Cliff Fifth Graders!

Congratulations to all of the Sea Cliff fifth graders who graduated on June 20th in the theatre led by Principal Dr. Chris Zublionis. Dr. Z. warmly welcomed those in the audience, encouraged his students to “level-up”, and congratulated the fifth graders on this wonderful accomplishment. The ceremony began with the singing of the new beautiful Sea Cliff song, “We Are the Heroes” written by the Class of 2019. During the memorable ceremony, the graduates spoke beautifully about how they would build a better world, sang songs led by Ashley Hasset-Bordes, and were each called to the podium to receive their diplomas in recognition of this unforgettable day. As the graduating class of 2019 was announced, all of their loving families, friends and teachers in the audience proudly applauded with joy.

Congratulations go out to the following students and their families: Logan Bennett-Dollard, Chanelle Bochove, Grady Butler, James Camardella, Henry Cardoza, Patrick Ciampa, Anthony Conway, Mae Curiale, Colin Davison, Danielle DeMillio, Finn Duffy, Luna Espinosa De Rozas, Ariana Giannola, Renata Gonzalez, Sharry Hu, Josef Hunter, David Jable, Cole Johnson, Lotte Johnson, Joanna Kenney, Nicoletta Kenney, Christian Kilada, Jack Martin, Delilah McAuliffe, Ronin McAuliffe, Aidan McLaughlin, Juliana Meli, Cameron Miller, Heike Moses, Abigail Neice, Olivia Nolan, Keira Rechsteiner, Colin Reynolds, Jaden Rivera, Diana Rodriguez, Penelope Ruderman, Preston Samtani, Jack Scheffel, Kelly Schmidt, Lia Serravalle, ZhiYi Shen, Kaiden Smith, Rocco Stanco, Antares Stylianou, Giancarlo Torres, Aidan Urquiola, and Ava Varasano.

Principal Zublionis as well as Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo and Principal Mr. Rob Dennis of North Shore Middle School spoke at the ceremony. Dr. Giarrizzo quoted from the book, “There” by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick about a little girl who ponders her future and is determined to find out for herself. He also graciously introduced the new Principal of Sea Cliff School, Ms. Jeanette Wojcik, who was warmly welcomed by families in the audience. Additionally, Principal Dennis wished all of the graduates the best of luck! And, reminded them that as they “move up”, they will take with them all of their friends, learning experiences, and fond memories of Sea Cliff School, and that everyone at North Shore Middle School will warmly welcome them as it becomes their next home. Congratulations and best of luck Class of 2019!” Have a great summer!

Article and photos by Shelly Newman