“You did a great job and we are so proud of you!” said Diana Osborne, program coordinator for the Clewiston Library, as she welcomed students and parents to the library’s summer school program graduation on July 2.
With the help of three teachers, the library staff and generous donations from community organizations, the Clewiston Library held its second annual summer school program for second through fifth grade students.
Summer school helps students catch up from the previous school year in math and language arts and helps prepare them for the upcoming year. Karen Velazquez taught the second grade students, Mercedes Nunez taught third grade students and Kathryn Caulkins taught both fourth and fifth grade students.
After more than a month’s worth of summer school, the students were ready for graduation. Each student was recognized by their teacher and a special guest, Clewiston Finance Director Ted Byrd, and received a certificate of completion and a backpack filled with school supplies.
Several students in each grade were also selected by their teachers as Most Outstanding or Most Improved. These students received a special certificate and a new book.
Library Director Ava Barrett acknowledged that the program would not be possible without the help and support of community organizations, including the H.E. Hill Foundation, U.S. Sugar Corporation, and the Friends of the Library.
Barrett said this year’s summer school program was even better this year than last, thanks to the help of sponsors, the hard work of the teachers, and the faith that she and her staff put into every venture.