Fridley preschoolers celebrate graduation milestone

Aspiring firefighters, police officers and teachers walked across the stage at Stevenson Elementary on June 8 to accept their Pre-Kindergarten diploma. The 95 graduates enrolled in the voluntary preschool program presented a 20-minute performance, singing a collection of songs they had learned throughout the school year while proud family and friends had their recording devices glued to the youngsters. During the ceremony, teachers introduced each student individually and shared what they aspired to be when they grow up. Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius attended VPK graduation ceremony and congratulated each student for their accomplishments. The Pre-Kindergarten graduates will graduate from high school in 2030.

 

A total of 95 students graduated from the voluntary preschool program at Stevenson Elementary School on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart) A total of 95 students graduated from the voluntary preschool program at Stevenson Elementary School on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart) A total of 95 students graduated from the voluntary preschool program at Stevenson Elementary School on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart) Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius shared a few words with students, family, and school faculty during the Pre-Kindergarten graduation ceremony at Stevenson Elementary School on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart) Pre-Kindergarten graduates at Stevenson Elementary School decorated graduation caps for their commencement ceremony on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart) Pre-Kindergarten graduates sang “Believe in Yourself” during their graduation ceremony on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart) Pre-Kindergarten graduates sang “I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner during their graduation ceremony on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart) Stevenson Principal Daryl Vossler welcomed family and friends to the Pre-Kindergarten graduation ceremony on June 8 at Stevenson Elementary School. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart)
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Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius shared a few words with students, family, and school faculty during the Pre-Kindergarten graduation ceremony at Stevenson Elementary School on June 8. (Sun Focus photo by Sam Lenhart)