45 GRADUATE FROM WYOMING SEMINARY LOWER SCHOOL

45 GRADUATE FROM WYOMING SEMINARY LOWER SCHOOL -Wyoming Seminary Lower School recently held a graduation ceremony for its class of 45 eighth-grade students. Cantor Ahron Abraham of Temple Israel gave the invocation and benediction, and awards were presented by President Kip P. Nygren, Dean of Lower School Dr. Claire Hornung and Lower School Coordinator Edward Plaksa. Meghna Melkote of Moosic gave the graduation address, while Dr. Hornung served as the graduation speaker. Jill Carrick, Lower School seventh-grade science teacher and chair of the science department, received the Frances and Louis Maslow Lower School Award for excellence in teaching, while Aaron Stoker, middle-school math teacher and chair of the math department, received the United Methodist Church Exemplary Teacher Award. The ceremony ended with a traditional punch and cookies reception for the graduates on the front lawn of the Lower School. Lower School graduates are, front from left: Anna Bowen, Kaley Rider, Riley Calpin, Isabella Stash, Liliana Welby, Mia Zaloga. Row 2: Cole Ardoline, Lillian Hornung, Megan Mitten, Madeline Arthur, Oonagh White-Spunner, Gabrielle Snyder, Arianna Bufalino, Julia Gabriel, Ryan Straub, William Lynett. Row 3: Akhilesh Khakhar, Mountain Top; Avani Pugazhendhi, Mountain Top; Olivia Ostrowski, Naomi Dressler, Meghna Melkote, Olivia Meuser, Danica Polachek Mits, Kaitlyn Metz, Emily Sims. Row 4: Elisha Blake, Levi Sunday-Lefkowitz, Bobby Austin, Dan Paglia, Duncan Lumia, Samuel Sweitzer, Faizan Khalid, Mountain Top; Daniel Rogers, Richard Kraus, Daniel Hancuff. Row 5: Eli Idec, Joshua Moses, Cooper Meagher, Kiran Sharma, Solomon Myers, James Hughes, Haralampos Varonides, Erich Olsen, Vincenzo Gaudino. Beyza Akinci, Mountain Top, also graduated.