Getting a Head Start
These young graduates from Centro de la Familia line up to receive diplomas.
Donning traditional red caps and gowns, 24 graduates, with ear-to-ear grins, lined up to receive their diplomas. Like most graduations, these recipients were a little antsy, anxious to have the ceremony over with. Their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, on the other hand, were buzzing with excitement, taking as many snapshots as possible to remember the event.
Unlike most graduates, however, those receiving certificates at this procession of the Class of 2011 weren’t seniors heading off to college. In fact, none were more than five years old. This graduation will take them, not from high school, but from pre-school. With diplomas in hand, they would be moving on to kindergarten in the fall.
The graduation took place on Thursday, Aug. 11, with parents and families invited to a dinner to celebrate the occasion. The lunchroom at the school was filled to overflowing. For some parents, this is their first child to attend school, while others have older siblings, according to Rey Herrera, Family Service Specialist at the Box Elder Center.
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