Middle Schoolers Move Up

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As a celebration of the end of an era, Northport Middle School and East Northport Middle School commended their graduating eighth graders on June 24 and June 25. Both ceremonies were held in the packed NHS auditorium, where students will start their high school careers in the fall.

“I would like to thank the parents who shepherded these young individuals across this bridge called middle school,” Northport Middle School principal Dr. Timothy Hoss remarked. “They are one of the most talented student bodies I’ve ever encountered, and I’m confident they will do great things.”


During East Northport Middle School’s ceremony, Principal Pasquale DeStefano addressed the graduating class, advising them to challenge themselves to grow, and to do good regardless of what others are doing—even when it’s difficult.

“Don’t ever let failure defeat you,” he urged them, “but see it as an opportunity to build the strength that will carry you through the rest of your life.”

After numerous academic and community awards were presented to outstanding students, each member of the future Class of 2023 received a certificate of completion, crossing the threshold into a new and exciting season of life.

Following both recessionals, students enjoyed a reception with refreshments and treats to honor their accomplishments.

Congratulations, students!