ICS 5th graders, our rising 6th graders, celebrated their graduation May 23rd. The event was filled with awards, music, memories, family and food.
Students Aizaan Bandeli, Leinier Castellano and Sumaya Shee welcomed those gathered and introduced our Principal, Mr. Chad Velde-Cabrera, who opened the ceremony talking to the students about the anxiety of leaving friends and memories behind, but also of the excitement for experiences and opportunities that await.
The students performed “One Nation Under A Groove”. Their group and solo vocals were accompanied by Mr. Drew on the piano, and several students playing the guitar, keyboards, trumpet and a variety of percussion instruments.
The ESOL department recognized two students with the Esther Niang and Tluang Men awards. These are given in memory of two of our students who are not longer with us, and who were good and diligent students. Ali Sanubar and Yousuf Abdulrahman received this recognition this year.
The soccer and athletic program had the following special mentions:
“Most improved” soccer player: Ayoub Yahya (boys) and Van Hlu (girls).
Track and Field: Kini Shiday (boys) and Kaylijah Price (girls)