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Event Recap, Uncategorized June 10, 2019

BDS Class of 2023 Closing Ceremony

8th grade students participated in their closing ceremony Saturday, June 8, 2019 when they officially became the high school class of 2023. BDS family gathered in the BDS cafetorium to celebrate students and recognize their matriculation.

Amad Ausby performed the National Anthem (click to view)

Valedictorian Address: Likisha Blackwell & Taylor Coleman
Salutatorian Address: Kennedy Hill
Pictured from left to right: Ms. Clay, Ms. Kaplan, Ms. Canal and Ms. Hucker
Assistant Principal, Mrs. Vass and Principal in Residence, Mr. Brozene
Middle school guidance counselor, Mrs. Klausmeyer
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Nicole Stewart

Ms. Nicole Stewart served as the keynote speaker, advising students that “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” Surround yourself with people who will support you and continue to move you forward.

Ms. Stewart told students to keep in mind that “Unsuccessful people talk about people. Successful people talk about ideas.” Don’t get caught up in the negativity.

She closed her address with advice to follow the ‘Rule of 33’ regarding your relationships. 1/3 should be people you can mentor. 1/3 should be your peers. 1/3 should be people who can mentor and inspire you.

Assistant Principal, Mrs. Vass

8th Grade ELA teacher, Ms. Valencia Clay (right) and Keynote Speaker, Ms. Nicole Stewart (left)

Congratulations, and keep that positive momentum as you matriculate to high school.