Friends and family crowded the gymnasium at R.C. Murphy Junior High School during the school’s moving-up and awards ceremony, where students were honored for achievements in academics, physical fitness, volunteer service and acts of character.
“From day one of your seventh-grade year, it was clear to me that you would be a group who would set the standard for what we expect from our students at Murphy Junior High School – be hard workers, display an amazing effort, appropriate behavior and, most importantly, have respect for yourself and your teachers,” said Principal Vincent Vizzo to the 325-member class.
“Seeing you grow over the past three years, I am certain that we as a school and community have created a successful future for you. Now it is up to you to continue on your path. I wish you every success in your future endeavors at Ward Melville High School and in everything you do in life.”
Several scholarships, including the TVTA Scholarship Award, the TVTA Service Award and the Three Village Musical Theater Co. Scholarship, were presented before students received their commemorative moving-up certificates.
Ninth-graders presented a class gift to the school in the form of a beautification project for the school’s auditorium and main entrances.