Fifth grade moves up to middle school

Smiling student poses with proud parents and moving-up certificate

And they’re off … to middle school!

New Scotland Elementary School bade its fifth-graders farewell at a Moving-Up Ceremony on Friday morning in the school courtyard.

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Family, friends and staff were on hand for the festivities, which included student speakers, songs and awards. Once each student received a certificate, the group of newly minted-middle schoolers paraded around the perimeter of the school to the applause of younger students.

Congrats to the 69 scholars who moved up!