June 20 was a night of welcomes and farewells, and of awards and certificates, for eight-graders at Robert Frost. Kicking off the moving up ceremony, National Junior Honor Society President Michelle Xuan led the pledge, while Student Council President Sofia Arrascue addressed her classmates, saying, “We now have to think of our future, and try to get as close to our dreams as possible.”

“This evening is an important commemoration of the past three years of your children’s educational and emotional journey,” Principal Eliana Levey told the proud assembled parents. “The middle school years can potentially be the most challenging school years for many students. At fifth-grade orientation three years, I told you that middle school was like a rollercoaster, with many ups and downs, but I promised you that we would end on a high note, and here we are today.”