June 16, 2024

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2023 Pollard Closing Ceremony

It’s been a while since we were able to attend the Pollard Middle School Closing Ceremony. In the years since the pandemic (oh, so long ago, right?), our schedules never quite lined up. So we are pleased to have made it to this year’s event. Braced for rain, we were greeted instead by bright skies and warm temperatures–a beautiful setting for the students as they started their last summer before high school. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Pollard assistant principal Tammy Ghizzoni warns parents that the next four years will pass quickly, and that parents should seize these moments with their children. What better way to start, then by watching them kick off the next chapter in their lives?

Congratulations to all of Needham’s incoming Class of 2027!

Program of Events

Welcome
Tammy Ghizzoni
Pollard Middle School Assistant Principal, Master of Ceremonies

Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem
Pledge led by Jack Arvedon
National Anthem by Tessa Jones and Elizabeth Keefe
/p> “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Pollard 8th Grade Chorus

“Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space”
Pollard Strings Program

Principal’s Address
Tamitha Bibbo
Principal, Pollard Middle School

Community Service Awards
Jim Reulbach
Needham Exchange Club

Presentation of Certificates
Cluster 1

Cluster 2

Student Speaker
Miles Yountz

Presentation of Certificates
Cluster 3

Cluster 4

Student Speaker
Leelah Murstein

Presentation of Certificates
Cluster 5

Closing Remarks
Tammy Ghizzoni
Pollard Middle School Assistant Principal, Master of Ceremonies