Gabriel Abbott Memorial School Graduates Six Students
FLORIDA, Mass. — Gabriel Abbott Memorial School graduated six eighth-grade students on Monday, June 12.
"Pomp and Circumstance" played by the Abbott Ensemble welcomed the students followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner." Tim Rougeau, the eighth-grade teacher, welcomed all to the ceremony and gave a speech recapping some favorite moments from the year.
After the "class will" was read by Sarah Fortini and the class gifts were read by Katelyn Haggerty, Emma Desormeaux honored Rougeau with a yearbook dedication. A slideshow of pictures, put together by Rougeau and Jenn Segala, capturing their time at Abbott, was shown, eliciting more than a few tears and laughs.
Karen Cooper then presented Fortini with the Charles Bruce Cooper Memorial Award and Jennifer Bean presented Allie Burdick with the PTA Award. Principal Heidi Dugal presented Fortini with the Kellie Boyce Award and the Principal’s Citizenship Award, Desormeaux with the Clement Dugal Award, Christopher Cornell and Zoe Oakes with the President's Achievement Awards, Christopher Cornell with the Good Attendance Award, and finally, Allie Burdick with the President's Excellence Award.
Judy Oleson, School Committee chairwoman, then awarded diplomas to the Class of 2017: Allie Burdick, Christopher Cornell, Emma Desormeaux, Sarah Fortini, Katelyn Haggerty and Zoe Oakes.
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