Fourth-grade students celebrate graduation

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Principal Alphonse Cervello shook hands with fourth-grader Cameron Knapick at West Boulevard Elementary's fourth-grade graduation ceremony.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Fourth-grade student Alexander Hoffman read his winning essay aloud to community members gathered at West Boulevard Elementary School's fourth-grade graduation.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Mrs. Cabuno, a fourth-grade teacher at West Boulevard, read each students name aloud as they walked up the stage to receive their diplomas at the school's annual fourth-grade graduation ceremony on May31.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Rebecca Zets shook hands with and received her diploma from school principal Alphonse Cervello on May 31 at West Boulevard's fourth-grade graduation.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .West Boulevard Principal Alphonse Cervello addressed community members gathered at the school's annual fourth-grade graduation ceremony.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Fourth-graders at West Boulevard Elementary School celebrated their graduation on May 31.

Almost 70 fourth-graders from four classrooms were honored at the event.

“Saying goodbye to the fourth-graders is always bitter sweet,” said school principal Alphonse Cervello.

The event started by honoring a number of fourth-graders for outstanding work.

Student members of the Bug Club, A/B Honor Roll and the Presidential Award were recognized.

Cervello said that the school also asks fourth-graders annually to write an essay about the highlights of their time at West Boulevard.

Teachers and staff members then read the essays and choose from all the students, selecting one student to honor.

This year, Alexander Hoffman was chosen, and read his essay aloud to those gathered. In his essay Hoffman outlined the high points of his time starting in kindergarten and going through fourth grade.

“My first day of kindergarten I was really nervous,” Hoffman said. “But then I met a group of friends.”

Then teachers took turns on stage, reading aloud the students names one by one. Students then walked the stage, shaking hands with Cervello and receiving their diplomas.

To end the event, a slide show was played that depicted photos of the students final year at West Boulevard.

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