Three students “graduate” from La Sal Elementary School

Usually this time of year I am writing to tell you all about the year end happenings at La Sal Elementary School. As with most things in our world at present, the “virus” has affected the norm.  

There was no end-of-the-year get-together at our local one-roomed schoolhouse to show families and friends what the students had achieved this year and recognize those who will be moving on to a bigger school.

On May 22, I heard the siren from our local volunteer emergency responder department whining near my house. It was indeed nearby, having stopped across the road.  

Eight-year-old Peyton Hall came skipping out of her home all excited and dressed up in a pink ruffled dress. Further investigation revealed that this was how the staff at La Sal Elementary were honoring their graduates this year.

Our little school only goes through second grade and this year three students advanced to elementary school in “town.” 

Shyene Bylilly and Cody Burgess also finished second grade and will be heading to a bigger elementary school next year.

They had dressed up and smiled as they posed for photos of their big day.

Each student received a small token honoring their achievements, a balloon, and a box of candy. It was fun and exciting for the kiddos to be recognized for their hard work and “graduating.” 

Driving the red emergency vehicle was Amber Beshoner, who is also the para-educator at the school.  

With her were special needs aide Marjory Storland and Sarah and Tyler Beshoner. Tyler, who just turned 18, is the newest addition to the local volunteer emergency responders.

The three students and their families were all extremely excited about this reorganization. Next year they will be headed to town every school morning.  

Good luck to all three of you. Go forth and make our village proud.

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