Fourth-graders ‘move up’ from CPS

Published 2:01 am Saturday, June 30, 2012

Gray Godley, a recent fourth grade graduate from Chocowinity Primary School, shows off his diploma during the ceremony. (BCS Photo)

CHOCOWINITY — Chocowinity Primary School bid a fond farewell to 117 fourth-graders during its traditional “Moving Up” graduation ceremony June 7.
CPS Principal Alicia Vosburgh welcomed the students, parents, staff and special guests. Assistant Principal Spencer Pake led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Diplomas were presented by Vosburgh, Pake and fourth grade teachers Shannon Braxton, Rondi Godley, Cameron Hill, Tammy Moore, Monika Smith and Deena Warwick. Serving as marshals were third graders Courtney Boyd, Lexi Buck, Reagan Bunting, Nathan Cutler, Jasmine Davis, Jordan Dixon, Jarrett Lohman, Sarah Petty, Grace Teague and LaQuisha Woolard.
In her remarks, Vosburgh spoke to the students about change, encouraging them to look forward to it and embrace it. She compared them to butterflies, telling them that while they may face rain showers and storms in their lives, they’d continue to fly.
Vosburgh also reminded the students that, since kindergarten, they had spent 900 days at Chocowinity Primary School. She repeated the message, shared with CPS students and staff each morning, which states, “Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.”