Southdown Primary School third graders are a proud bunch of youngsters and they received all the attention they deserve at this week’s moving-up exercises in the gymnasium.
Southdown Principal Scott Oshrin spoke warmly about the group that has accomplished so much over the past four years. The students are headed off to either Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School or Woodhull Intermediate School, but regardless of where they will be studying, one thing appears clear; they are destined for success.
Third grade class representatives Emma Barch, Rocco Caruso, Hailey Collins, Jackson Dickson, Quinn Fehrenbacher, Jack Handler, Camila Jimenez, Gabriella Jones, Campbell Proctor and Asa Sachs all played key roles in the ceremony.
There were speeches, poem readings, a pair of songs and a commemorative slideshow. Parents dabbed tears from their eyes and everyone seemed to be either taking photographs or filming the proceedings.
Southdown’s graduates include:
Teacher Carlene Cournane’s Class
Anderson Acosta Fuentes, Mea Andrea, Genesis Banegas Orellana, Edwin Caballero Reyes, Emmet Cocoman, Estefany Coreas Lara, Nenrrol Elington Campos, Quinn Fehrenbacher, Paul Grasso, Sharon Hernandez Blanco, Gabriella Jones, Ian Mitchell, Francesco Romero, Maximilian Schmitz, Ayla Schulman-Hughes, Kelvin Sorto-Cabrera, Jason Thompson, Keysi Valencia Campos and Carolina Villanueva.
Teacher Meaghan Kenny’s Class
Greyson Banner, Elias Caldwell, Bella Duenas, Elizabeth Fernandez Sanchez, James Hartough, Evolet Herrera Moreira, Georgia Keely, Julianna Miranda, Brooke Murphy, Melody Pierre-Louis, Clive Polinsky, Campbell Proctor, Franco Ruiz Gonzalez, Asa Sachs, Jake Sammis, Blake Tassie and Sha'Quan Wilson.
Teacher Yanira Ventura’s Class
Vairon Alfaro, Edwin Andrade Ortez, Mikeyla Ascencion Morales, Emma Barch, Steven Benitez Arevalo, Debraj Bhaduri, Loreley Castillo Fernandez, Zachary Chery, Ariana Coreas Interiano, Jackson Dickson, Justin Escobar Rivas, Henry Fox, Jose Gonzalez Vallecillo, Khloe Graham, Mackenzie McKay, Yoselin Sanchez Hernandez, Tulsi Singh, Zoe Urquia Cruz and Keven Zuniga Reyes.
Teacher Mary Velez’s Class
Beylin Avila Fugon, David Beltran, Rocco Caruso, Hailey Collins, Amyah Escalona, James Moy, Justin Reyes Campos, Brayan Ruiz Contreras, Jaime Uvena, Alexander Velasquez and Anthony Zelaya Anariba.
Teachers Pamela Schwarting and Amy Leinwand’s Class
Jeffrey Andrade, Jack Aversano, Banessa Avila Anariba, Danny Cabrera Zelaya, Anderson, Carranza Tevez, Nancy Chavez Caceres, Keren Cruz Murillo, Jesse Cuevas, Micah Cummings, Jack Handler, Camila Jimenez, Sofia Jimenez-Contreras, Regan Murtagh, Daniel Paiz, Constantine Panagacos, Taylor Peters, Trevellyan Peters and Alexa Suazo Archaga.
The third grade faculty members penned a poem and inserted it into the moving-up exercises program. It contains a very special message just for the youngsters that the teachers hope each of them remembers as they continue their journey through Huntington UFSD.