Class of 2011 celebrates promotional ceremony outside

The class of 2011 at Kent Center School enjoyed the first outdoor promotional ceremony in recent memory in the school’s grassy courtyard. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

KENT — For the first time in recent memory, Kent Center School’s eighth-grade class was able to hold its promotional ceremony outside of the school building, in the grassy courtyard.

The weather was exceptional: cool, dry and bug free. It seemed a fitting night for this important rite of passage for what was described again and again throughout the early evening ceremony as a class with 28 exceptional students.

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