Woodside School graduates 48 eighth-graders


Submitted by 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 amphitheater on June 13.

Commencement exercises began with the Woodside School Band, directed by Amy Higgins, playing the processional, and eighth-grade Student Council presidents Sheera Eskenazi and Stefan Sujansky leading the salute to the flag and the national anthem.

Beth Polito, the Woodside School superintendent and principal, welcomed parents, guests and students before the eighth-grade students performed songs and gave addresses.

The class of 2014 chose and sang as its class song, "Never Grow Up," with music and lyrics by Taylor Swift.

Woodside School parent Dr. Eric Weiss gave the commencement address. Ms. Polito presented the class of 2014 to the Woodside school board.


A-D: Nicholas Alftin, Bryant Arinaga Hernandez, Sophia Ashworth, Nicole Bonner, Christian Canellos, Emma Claytor, Katherine Claytor, Jack Cooper, Isabelle Couch, Will Crandall, Tyler Davis, Devon Diller, Elizabeth Donaville

E-K: Cleveland Edwards, Ayla Elam, Sheera Eskenazi, Lucille Freidenrich, Jeffrey Frenkel-Popell, Gabriel Goldberg, Brendan Green, Michael Gunn, Zachary Hage, Zia Harvey, Ryan Hodge, Nikolas Kehrberg, Anika Khakoo, Abigail Klein

L-P: Talia Matityahu, Emma Miller, Anita Mokkapati, Macie Nessi, Evan Nichols, Annie Nielsen

Q-S Desiree Rawls, Kaitlin Raynor, Jacobo Rodriguez, Alexa Ruelas Chavez, Talia Schonberger, Benjamin Shaw, Quinlin Soto, Chloe Stearns, Stefan Sujansky

T-Z: Lavenita Vaea, Ashton Velleguette, Taylor Viner, Lucy Weiss, Matthew Wright and Aric Zieger.


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