Eaton Academy hosted its annual Evening of Celebration on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Vickery Room of the Roswell Mill. The event provided an enjoyable ending to another great school year. Nearly 250 parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and teachers gathered to pay tribute to this year’s graduating class.
Eight graduates from the high school program were joined by six graduates from the Independent Study Program (ISP) in receiving acknowledgement for their years of hard work and academic success. Five other ISP graduates were unable to attend the ceremony. The members of the Class of 2015 wore the traditional cap and gown as they accepted their diplomas. In addition to the presentation of diplomas, the evening featured recognition of younger students’ work in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science; a salute to Eaton’s rising freshmen; and high school certificates for outstanding academic work in the core subjects.
Academic excellence and effort in the K8 Program were acknowledged by Ms. Jennifer Grant, the K8 Director. She presented the K8 Pro Merito Award to Hunter Singletary and the Distinguished Student (B*E*S*T) Award to Collin Burdett. High School Program Director Dawn Fix presented the high school Pro Merito to Christian Dooley and the Distinguished Student (B*E*S*T) Award to Stephen Wall.
After the presentation of the high school awards, Ms. Bridgit Eaton-Partalis recognized the years of service of long-time ISP instructor Kay Ejaife by presenting her with the school’s Distinguished Service Award. Master of Ceremonies Brian Uitvlugt introduced the Year-in-Review, a digital program created by the Digital Photography class.
As usual, a highlight of the evening was the speeches of thanks given by each graduate. As the members of the Class of 2015 spoke, their remarks touched everyone present with the sense of accomplishment and joy they displayed.