Moving Up Marks End of School Year

Last week, Doane Stuart held its traditional year-end Moving Up ceremonies.  Early Childhood, Kindergarten and First Grade Moving Up was held on Thursday, June 7 in the Golub Interfaith Chapel.  Early Childhood students were recognized while the Kindergarteners were presented as next year’s first graders, the heads of the Blue Pod.  This year’s first graders were presented and recognized as graduating from the Blue Pod to the Red Pod.  The ceremony included performances by each of the grades as well as a story read by Ms. Sandy Cassant and an end-of-year slideshow compiled by Ms. Kate Skivington with pictures taken by Ms. Beth Grayson.  The full video of Moving Up is below, as well as a photo gallery of both events.  

 

Grades 2-12 Moving Up was held the following day on Friday, June 8.  Students in Grades four and eight were recognized for completing their time in the Lower and Middle Schools, respectively.  The Class of 2019, next year’s seniors, were recognized by Hannah Nye ’18, of Rotterdam, Senior Class President.  The Class of 2018 was then presented by Mr. Bill Russell and Mrs. Pam Clarke.  A full video of the ceremony is below.

 

Congratulations to the following students who received awards:

Perfect Attendance

Isabella Berkman ’24 of Albany, Sarah Bolarinwa ’21 of East Greenbush, and James Bush ’21 of Albany

 

Middle School

The Doane Stuart Award 2017 – 2018 – given by the Board of Trustees to the student who exemplifies the ideals of the school by making a positive contribution to the life of Doane Stuart. 

Icesis Hinkson-Serrano  ’22 of Albany

 

The 8th Grade Award for Excellence – The recipients are recognized for the Highest GPA For the 2017 – 2018 school year

Jack Altman ’22 0f Kinderhook

 

Rowan Devereux-Smith ’22 of Malden Bridge

 

The Faculty Award 2017 – 2018 – For her honest effort to always do her best and her brave belief in the importance of hard work.

Irene Frias ’22 of Albany

 

The Faculty Award 2017 – 2018 – For her steady and conscious growth as a student and a person, her kindness of heart, and belief in fairness.

Veronica Murray ’22 of Albany

 

Upper School

THE SISTER BARBIE BOWE AWARD –  IS GIVEN TO A STUDENT WHO EXEMPLIFIES SISTER BOWE’S QUALITIES: LOVE OF SCHOOL; GRATITUDE  FOR THE EDUCATION RECEIVED; DRIVE AND AMBITION TO DO ONE’S BEST; AND HUMILITY, INTEGRITY, GENEROSITY AND KINDNESS.

Hannah Nye ’18 of Rotterdam
(Bryn Mawr)

 

THE KATHLEEN WHITFIELD AWARD – THIS AWARD IS GIVEN TO A STUDENT WHO ENJOYS THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH AND SCHOLARSHIP AND WHO, WITH WIT, INTELLIGENCE AND A GENEROUS HEART, ENCOURAGES RESPECT FOR KNOWLEDGE.

Jackson Eddy ’18 of Glenmont
(Occidental College)

 

THE ALUMNI MEMORIAL AWARD – IS GIVEN TO A MEMBER OF THE SENIOR CLASS WHO, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, HAS EXEMPLIFIED, BY INDUSTRY AND HONORABLE CONDUCT, AN UNDERSTANDING OF, AND AN  ADHERENCE TO, THE IDEALS OF THE DOANE STUART SCHOOL.

Lucas DiPreta ’18 of Clifton Park
(University of Rochester)

 

THE MARGARET BROWN AWARD – THIS AWARD IS GIVEN TO HONOR SENIORS FOR SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, WHICH HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY EVIDENCED BY ATTAINING THE HIGHEST CUMULATIVE ACADEMIC STANDING.

Antonia DiPreta ’18 of Clifton Park
(University of Vermont)

 

THE DOANE STUART AWARD – IS GIVEN BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO A GRADUATE WHO, WHILE BEST EXEMPLIFYING THE IDEALS OF THE SCHOOL, HAS MADE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIFE OF DOANE STUART.

Samuel Smith ’18 of Delanson
(University of Rochester)

 

12-YEAR STUDENT – THIS TRADITIONAL AWARD HONORS STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED DOANE STUART FOR 12 OR MORE YEARS.

Alison Jones ’18 of Catskill
(Syracuse University)

Sophie Lacijan ’18 of Waterford
(Marist College)

Dillon Norton ’18 of Selkirk
(Clarkson University)

Hannah Nye ’18 of Rotterdam
(Bryn Mawr)