Class of 2028 Graduates from GFMS

Almost 300 eighth graders graduated George Fischer Middle School on Tuesday to the sound of cheers and loud whoops from an auditorium full of family, friends, teachers and supporters. 

"I have the privilege of being the principal of the best middle school in the state of New York," Principal Dr. Merica Neufville said before using an energy- boosting refrain the students have come to embrace. "Can I get a 'Whoop Whoop?'"   

"Whoop Whoop," the students cried out. 

Dr. Neufville continued her speech: 

"You represent the new Carmel. You represent the tried-and-true Carmel," she said. "As you leave here and go to the high school, my wish for you is that you represent the don't-let-anything-stop-you Carmel." 

The ceremony was filled with music from the Graduation Band and the Graduation Chorus. 

Eighth grader Aarav Prasad, the GO President urged his fellow graduates to pursue their passions, chase their dreams and help each other along the way. 

Interim School Superintendent Joseph McGrath pointed out that they would be the Carmel High School Class of 2028. "It's only natural for you to wonder how high school will be different. What will change?" he said.  "The answer is simple. The change will be you." 

Board of Education Trustee John Curzio II reminded the students to take full advantage of all the opportunities the district has to offer. 

As they marched out to the Recessional played by the Graduation Band, the GFMS Class of 2024 seemed ready to seize all the opportunities they could.