BROOKLAWN NJ (June 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Commencement exercise for the Alice Costello School Class of 2018 was held on Thursday evening, June 14, 2018 at the Alice Costello School. Graduation diplomas were presented to 24 students. This year the students chose the theme “Friendship: The Everlasting Bond" for the commencement exercises.
Highlighting the evening was the presentation of awards to outstanding graduates. The Post #72 American Legion Scholarship Awards were presented to CECILIA MENDEZ AND AIDAN COUGHLIN. CECILIA AND AIDAN also received the PTA Outstanding Scholarship Awards. The PTA Anna Pantella Most Improved Student award was presented to BETHANY KINDER. SADIA ISLAM received the Elizabeth Voll award. The Matthew Kuhn Science award was presented to JOSEPH CARPENTER. CECILIA MENDEZ was the recipient of the American Legion Sportsmanship Award, and the Brooklawn Education Association Courtesy Award was presented to ELIZABETH SODERSTROM . Highest average subject awards were presented to: AIDAN COUGHLIN for Math, Science and Social Studies. CECILIA MENDEZ for Language and SADIA ISLAM for Reading. The Dan Stelluto went to VAUGHN CRYDER and the Tom MacAdams award was presented to ATLANTIS ALPHEAUS. The Maryann Grant award was presented to MONIRA TASNEED. The Brooklawn Fire Company Volunteerism award was presented to Pharrell Hayes, Vaughn Cryder and Monira Tasneen, and the Mimi award was presented to KYLEY JAMES
The following students received diplomas at the commencement exercise:
Atlantis Alpheaus, Joseph Carpenter, Sebastian Correa, Aidan Coughlin, Vaughn Cryder, Justin Ehnbom, Hector Estrada, Edwin Figueroa Michael Gerber, Pharrell Hayes, Robert Hodge, Lanajia Ingalls, Sadia Islam, Kyley James, Bethany Kinder, Amya Lugo, Cecilia Mendez, Courtney Moore, Jessica Roberts, Brandyn Shepherd, Elizabeth Soderstrom, Monira Tasneen, Nevaeh Terrell, Keely Young
The commencement exercise began with the traditional processional “Pomp and Circumstance”. The Invocation was delivered by Pastor Dan Amey of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church.
The flag salute was then lead by Bethany Kinder. A speech of welcome was delivered by Aidan Coughlin. Under the direction of Mrs. Eleanor Bracey, the class performed the song “I Lived”. The Theme “”Friendship: the Everlasting Bond” was delivered by Cecilia Mendez.. A special presentation was made by Sebastian Correa.
Remarks were made by Board President Mr. John Clotworthy, who also presented the class with their Diplomas.
A presentation video of the class of 2018 - from their infancy thru 8th grade dinner dance was viewed and enjoyed by all. A poem was read by Sadia Islam The Benediction was then delivered by Pastor Dan Amey of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church. Our farewell speech was given by Vaughn Cryder.
Ushers & Usherettes were Kylie Alkins, Olivia Blymer, Madison Kennedy, Grace Kennett and Emma Vinci.
Special thanks to Mr. Jim Cordery, Mrs. Danielle Kirschner, Mrs. Eleanor Bracey the 8th Grade Room Parents and all of the staff members involved in making the ceremony a success.