Wyoming Seminary Lower School recently held a graduation ceremony for its class of 44 eighth-grade students. The Rev. Charles Carrick, Wyoming Seminary chaplain, gave the invocation and benediction, and awards were presented by President Kip P. Nygren, Interim Dean of Middle School William Davis and Middle-School Coordinator Eddie Plaksa. Richard H. gave the graduation address, while Dean of Upper School Jay Harvey gave the faculty response. Bernardine Vojtko, Lower School creative movement teacher, received the Frances and Louis Maslow Lower School Award for excellence in teaching, while eighth-grade science teacher Lisa Iskra received the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of 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, from left, first row: Kira Z., Courtney S., Megan O., Kaelyn H., and Elizabeth K. Second row, from left: Jacob S., Richard H., Jacqueline M., Leana P., Dominique D., Lindsey L., Gabrielle G., Emily P., Katherine P., Andrew S., and Jarod G. Third row, from left: Jody K., Alexandra Z., Isabella C., Dominique C., Alexandra C., Megha S., Louise C., Miranda P., and Marissa L. Fourth row, from left: Satyasasran S., Gokulan G., Sujay M., Alexander G., Robert M., Connor G., Andrew A., Stefan O., and Alexander M. Fifth row, from left: Joseph G., Kevin P., Garrett B., Morgan R., Kyle H., Jacob R., Samuel P., Hunter H., Elijah M., and Jake K.