Passion, perseverance and friendship for Class of 2017

Photo by Ashlee Baldwin

NORTH CANAAN — The 29 students in the North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) Class of 2017 gathered on Friday, June 16, to celebrate the end of their eighth-grade year and their promotion to high school. 

Surrounded by family, friends, NCES faculty and staff, the eighth-graders began the ceremony with a procession into the gym and a welcome by classmate Jacob Simonds. 

“In many ways, we have been preparing for this day since our arrival nine years ago,” he said. 

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