Kindergarten Graduation: Class of 2024
By Lauren Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent
It`s that time of year again. People are crying with joy, teachers are saying good bye to their students, diplomas are being passed out, and parents are wondering when their child grew up. They can`t believe that they are going on to the next big step in life, first grade.
Kindergarten graduation has finally arrived, and Mrs. Yvonne Rogers, and Mrs. Kathy McCain, are preparing their students for their graduation walk, and their journey into first grade. Graduation was Tuesday June 5, 2012. The graduating class is a class of 14. They have a long 12 year journey ahead but eventually they will be the class of 2024. Congratulations Class of 2024!
Mikayla Pope, Shark Correspondent
"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby explains the simple feeling of summer.
For high school teenagers it"s one less summer until their off into the real world. The Junior class this year will spend the summer preparing for their upcoming senior year. For middle school students there`s just the feeling being "free" when summertime rolls around. All and all, summer break is a time for relaxing, making memories, and making new friends.
Jemima Cahours will be spending the majority of her summer working at the Island Trading Post on Dock Street. "I`m trying to save up money for something big- hopefully a car!" she explained. Jemima will also be making her way to St. Pete to work at the Island Trading Post down south. Though her summer will be filled with long days of scooping ice cream and hanging up t-shirts Jemima will strive to have a little fun this summer.
Many other CK Sharks will be sitting around Cedar Key all summer fishing for something to do. Maybe even catch some rays while tubing or just laying in the sand on your favorite island. Take advantage on the resources of living near the water.
On the other hand, some kids will be off traveling, going to camp, or heading to conventions. A group of kids have been meeting up and saving up money for the E-F Tour trip to England. The students and selected adults will explore England for two weeks. FFA members will take a drive to Orlando to stay at the Caribe Royale for the FFA State convention. The annual trip will last five days and will be topped off with a Mega Party. Another activity for busy teens will be going to track camp. For some, track camp has been planned since January and the anticipation is just growing stronger.
The summer will be long stretch of sleeping in, sun bathing, working hard, and creating memories that last a lifetime. Just remember Cedar Key Sharks always be safe and have fun!
Montana Beckham; Shark Correspondent
Stephen Bainbridge, Jenny Bierman, Claire Brown, Courtney Daniel, Miranda Fanelli, Caroline George, Miranda Haire, Brandon Register, Jessica Robinson, Stevie Smith, and Gary Spain-McIntyre will be missed by CKS. Class of 2012 has graduated and now taking their first steps into the world.
Graduation for Cedar Key High school took place on Saturday June 2nd for the class of 2012. Ms. Sue Ice gave her final graduation welcome for CKS at 10:00 a.m. to get the ball rolling. After the processional and slide presentation of the seniors, Brandon Register and Jemima Cahours recited a song they made for graduation. Followed by the flower presentation where each senior took their mother flower. Ms. Ice introduced the Valedictorian, Jenny Bierman, who then gave a speech to the rest of her peers.
A large quantity and variety of scholarships were handed out to the seniors. Some local to Cedar Key and some that were unexpected. Afterwards the presentation and distribution of academic awards came. Students received pendants for top subject of their curriculum. Claire Brown received the Citizenship award.
Then the awaited moment came. Each senior lined up to receive their diploma one by one. Followed by an acceptance speech from class president, Claire Brown, and Vice President, Stephen Bainbridge, giving their last regards to the audience. Now our seniors are well on their way into the journey of life.