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Glenholme Graduates the Class of 2010

Washington, CT

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Maryann Campbell heaps praise on the Class of 2010
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Glenholme Executive Director Maryann Campbell commended each student for their individual accomplishments.
Awarded his Diploma
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Chris illuminates the event as he receives his diploma from Dean of Education Sharon Murphy on Wednesday, June 23.
Student Council President takes the podium
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The Student Council President takes a moment to remind his fellow graduates to always maintain connections to the school, the community and those most dear.
Josh takes the mic
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Josh sings "This is the Moment" from Jekyll and Hyde to wrap up the choral segment of the ceremony.
The Cake Cutting
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The celebration continued with a special cake for the Class of 2010.
Washington, CT - Adorned in caps and gowns of blue and white, the 20 students of the Glenholme School’s Class of 2010 have every reason to be optimistic as they walked in a processional to the courtyard ceremony where nearly 400 family, friends, students and staff applauded and cheered. The June 23 commencement ceremony marked their final moment together before they each step forward into a promising future.

The consistent message throughout the commencement ceremony was of acknowledgement and celebration of these fine individuals for their achievements and academic aptitude. Citing each graduates most memorable qualities, Executive Director Maryann Campbell commended them for their accomplishments and heaped praise on the graduating class as a whole, “We are here to celebrate and honor your accomplishments. Take with you all that you have achieved and the wonderful moments of people and friends that have shaped your lives.” Ms. Campbell also thanked the parents for their commitment to the school and the effort they made during their child's school years at Glenholme.

The 60-minute ceremony included several awards. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Citizenship Award was awarded to Alexander F by Victoria Cherniske and Sarah Gager of the Judea Chapter of DAR. This award is given each year to one graduating senior who has demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their school as well as with in the community. Two stand-out students, Allafia B and Josh S, were honored with Glenholme Scholarship Awards to assist them with their post-secondary education endeavors.

In closing, Dr. Patrick Queenan reflected, “Look around and take this in. This place is filled with pride and admiration for your accomplishments.” The Glenholme Class of 2010 is the largest graduating class in the school’s 41-year history and nearly 80% will be pursuing a post-secondary collegial experience; a testament to the determination of each student as an individual and the class as a whole.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: info@theglenholmeschool.org

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