Movin’ On Up

By: Pamela Stern

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the auditorium of Canarsie High School was filled with blue and white balloons and an arch of balloons in the school’s colors in preparation for the Gateway Intermediate School 364 (IS364)’s eighth grade, Class of 2017 commencement ceremony.

Principal, Ms. Fraser-Edmund gave the welcome address to the parents and family members, who came to see their children receive their diplomas. The Spring Creek Youth Orchestra played some musical interludes preceding Keynote Speaker, Mr. Kyle Allman Sr., who is the Vice President of Black Enterprise Magazine.

There was a dance interlude prior to the Salutatorian address. This graduating class had two Salutatorians which both gave speeches at this graduation, Rachel Prince Sheppard, and Karine Wong, each addressed their graduating class along with their parents, siblings and family members. Their remarks were followed by a musical interlude. The presentation of awards preceded the Valedictorian’s address, which was given by James Moreno. The Spring Creek Youth Orchestra performed a musical interlude which led into the presentation of the diplomas to IS 364’s Class of 2017. Closing remarks were given by Principal, Ms. Fraser-Edmund. Congratulations to the Class of 2017.

Photos by: Kimari Hazward