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Altamont Celebrates 8th Grade Commencement
Julie Beckwith

Eighth Grade Commencement

On the morning of May 23, 2019, Altamont held its Eighth Grade Commencement ceremony, welcoming the 59 members of the Class of 2023 to upper school. Arden Campbell gave the class address. Franklin Williams '13 gave the commencement address.

The Henry DeBardeleben Neal Award, honoring the outstanding eighth grade student, was presented to Ariel Dean. The DeBardeleben Neal Award is voted on by students and faculty and is based on honesty, integrity, school spirit, leadership, and participation in school activities and athletics.

Students who participated in LEAD were also recognized during the ceremony.

The reading of an original poem by Kennedi Washington and musical performances by Zoe Browning, Toby Conn, and Shifa Jalali highlighted the ceremony.

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