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Bridge Ceremony 2017
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O tudents and faculty on the Lower Campus marked the close of the year on June 8 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Students from Pre-Primary through Grade 3 participated in the ceremonial “walk across the bridge” as their parents looked on.
Dr. Edwin Gordon welcomed families and introduced a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” by the Lower School Chorus. He then spoke about the symbolism associated with crossing the bridge. One by one, each student set out across the bridge and on to the next grade.
Third Grader, Aiden Conde, was recognized as the artist who designed the Bridge Ceremony program cover. Faculty member Anne Methe was honored for being the recipient of the yearbook dedication and for her 30 years of service to Palm Beach Day Academy. Dr. Gordon presented the Adele Shook Merck Excellence in Teaching Award to third grade teacher George Yeager.
The Bridge Ceremony ended with a special tribute to the 3rd Graders that included a performance of “The Time of Your Life” by the Lower School Chorus under the direction of Robyn Huff and slide show created by second grade teacher Jessica Yeager.
For the 3rd Graders, the Bridge Ceremony serves as a symbolic passage over Royal Palm Bridge to the Upper Campus on Seaview Avenue in Palm Beach.
Faculty Years of Service

30 Years
Martha Dyal
Anne Methe
Cecilia Thoresen
25 Years
Ellie Colpitts
15 Years
Meghan Albanese
Erika Handley
Nicole LaTorra
Lauran Rearic
10 Years
Wendy Bieneman
William Coyle
Courtney Ellender
Karen Lucchesi
Steve Lucchesi
Scott Moore
Elizabeth Sheen
Sara Stapleton
Katy Thompson
Judy Varady