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Fridley Middle School holds 8th grade recognition ceremony
Posted 06/05/2018 04:09PM


Fridley Middle School honored the future class of 2022 at the annual 8th grade recognition ceremony on June 1, 2018. Parents, family and friends gathered in the Fridley Middle School gym to celebrate this significant milestone with their children.

“As your middle school years conclude and your high school experience begins, I want to encourage you to continue to envision your future,” Fridley Middle School Principal Amy Cochran addressed students. “There is an adventure waiting for you.”

Cochran said high school is not an end point, but rather where the final preparations take place for students to work toward the future that they want.

Recognition was given to students who earned a high school athletic letter, placed in the History Day competition, the St. Cloud Math Contest and those who earned high-achievement in academics. A total of 60 students earned the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence while 80 students earned the Presidential Award for Academic Distinction, both prestigious awards which recognize students who have earned some of the highest educational achievements. The ceremony also recognized students who participated in various activities, including student council, Builder’s Club, choir and theatre. A total of 252 students received a Fridley Middle School recognition certificate for completing 8th grade. 

Three 8th grade students, Andrew Stevenson, Devika Ramnarine and Jade Shamp, gave student speeches, all of which reflected on their time at Fridley Middle School, as well as the years ahead. Chosen by the class of 2022, the faculty address was given by Chad Ellingson, Fridley Middle School 8th grade math teacher.

Congratulations Fridley Middle School students! We are very proud of you and we look forward to welcoming you to Fridley High School!


Top photos: Left: King Larmie receives his certificate from FMS Principal Amy Cochran. Right: 8th grade student speaker Jade Shamp speaking at the recognition ceremony. Bottom photos: 1. 8th grade student Salma Hassan receives her recognition certificate. 2. 8th grade student Brielle Roberts receives her recognition certificate. 3. Student speaker Devika Ramnarine speaking at the recognition ceremony. 4. Mikayla Harmon receiving her certificate. 5. Student speaker Andrew Stevenson speaking at the recognition ceremony. 6. Faculty speaker, 8th grade math teacher Chad Ellingson




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