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Last week, over 1,700 beaming scholars participated in Success Academy graduation ceremonies.
From our kindergartners who discovered a thirst for learning to our eighth graders who will move on to high school next year, our graduates and their families had a lot to celebrate! Behind each scholar are family and friends who encouraged them every step of the way. Our scholars couldn’t have done it without their support!
Here are just a few of the many special moments from last week’s graduation ceremonies.
At Success Academy Harlem 3 Upper, Mr. Forman-Bey led scholars in their rendition of “Champion” by artist K’Naan. It took the scholars three weeks to learn the beat, which they played to accompany the school chorus. “This song is symbolic of them moving on up in life and getting to the next level,” said Mr. Forman-Bey.
At Success Academy Crown Heights, hands — and joy — were in the air as scholars received their diplomas!
Success Academy Fort Greene scholars Aidan Foster and Orion Desrameaux won awards for their outstanding performance in science. They shared hugs and smiles with science teachers Mr. Hall (left) and Mr. Kaltenborn (right).
Jacob Lukose, a fourth-grader at Success Academy Upper West, delivered an impressive speech about the difficulties he and his classmates faced as new kindergarteners adjusting to school for the first time — and the confidence they have today!
Looking back, but moving forward — congratulations SA Harlem West graduates — and all of Success Academy’s high school-bound eighth graders! We are so proud of each of you.
Success Academy Harlem 2 principal Lavinia Mackall shakes the hand of a fourth grade graduate. During her address to students, Ms. Mackall quoted famous author and civil rights activist James Baldwin, who said, “The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in."