Woodside Elementary graduates 48Submitted by Tina Adolph of Woodside Elementary School.
Forty-eight eighth-graders at Woodside Elementary School took part in the school's graduation and received diplomas in the school's amphitheatre on June 10.
Commencement exercises began with the Woodside School Band, directed by Beth Dameron, playing the processional and eighth-grade students Lauren McHugh and Elisa Merten leading the salute to the flag and the singing of the National Anthem.
Bettina Pike, president of the Woodside Elementary school board, welcomed parents, guests and students before the eighth-grade speakers gave their addresses.
The speakers and their topics were: Melissa Grace Demma, "Where We've Been, Where We'll Go"; Kyle Bruce Meredith, "Under Construction"; Rebecca Rose Shoch, "The Mistakes We Make"; and Eric Sager Luxenberg, "Timshel."
The class of 2011 chose and sang as its class song, "Stand By Me," with music and lyrics by Ben E. King.
Woodside School Foundation president and parent Sheree Shoch gave the commencement address.
Steve Frank, assistant principal, presented the Class of 2011 to trustees Wendy Crandall and Ginger Bamford.
A-D William Henry Baldwin, Gillian Patricia Belton, Timothy Stephen Brown, Patrick Martin Dancer, Melissa Grace Demma, Guillaume Daniel Diaz
E-K: Daniel Jorgen Feeny, Lindy Michele Garratt, Fiona Elisabeth Marie Gilbert, Emily Catherine Glazer, Jack Harrison Goldstein, Taira Nicole Hovden, William Leo Isackson, Mimi Rodger Kelly, Daniel Conrad Kollar-Gasiewski
L-P: Ayla Joy Partch-Lebovitz, Paul Henry Lego, Ilana Pam Lindsay, Nikhil Lonberg, Eric Sager Luxenberg, Monique Claire McDevitt, Lauren Adams McHugh, Kyle Bruce Meredith, Elisa Christina Merten, Bria Christine Michelsen, Logan Greg Waterfield Nash, Megan Patricia O'Neill, Daniella Louise Patch, William Konley Patch
Q-S: Uriel Plancarte Torres, Elizabeth Christine Putnam, Emile Julian Rappaport, Travis Raymond Ristow, Evan Ridgway Sawyer, Nicole Danielle Schumacher, Alexander Joseph Shaw, Rebecca Rose Shoch, Skyler Myong-Yong Song, Rollen Alexander Steele, Celeste Marie Stoker
T-Z: Monique Wilhelmina vanVeenendaal, Elise Nicole Waldow, Christina Byrnes Wampler, Robert Kit Wang, Andrew Rodert Weiss, Luke Sebastian Williford, Jake Pablo Mitchell Yulo, Ryan Wallace Zaky