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(Contributed) From left, front row: Luna Sagelyn Ledezma, Aiden P.Q. Dumas, Kainan Demar Johnson, Noah Michael Johnson, Braxton James Furr, Axel James Bearden, Kennedy Drake Beachum, Kaliyah Lynn Johnson, Jalen J.R. Dumas and Valarie Rodriquez-Gutierrez; back row: Pre-K teacher Amy Harris, Brandon Txawjzoo Lee, Evan Gene Wagoner, Drake Alexander Webb, Tenoch Sanchez-Nava, Pre-K assistant teacher Whitney Beasley, Cheyenne Elizabeth Ward, Zayla Taleyah, Grace Little and site administrator Bonita Diggs.

Countryside Kids Club honors students

On June 1, Countryside Kids Club in Norwood held a graduation ceremony for its 16 Pre-K students.

The graduation was titled “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and had a Dr. Seuss theme.

The program was outside decorated with truffle trees. The program started with a welcome from Bonita Diggs, site administrator.

The program was led by Amy Harris, Pre-K teacher, with assistance from Whitney Beasley, Pre-K assistant teacher, and Diana Desselier.

The graduates entertained their families and friends by reciting two poems “I Can Read” and “Cat in the Hat,” and singing “There’s A Wocket in My Pocket Dr. Seuss,” “The Cat in the Hat” song, “I Can Count,” “Five Little Fish,” “ABC Disco,” “May There Always Be Sunshine” and “One Small Voice.”

They then changed into caps and gowns and were presented with diplomas from Harris.

The students also received a book and a journal from Diggs.

Renea Wall helped serve refreshments to all who attended after the program.

The teachers and staff at Countryside Kids Club wish their students well in kindergarten next year.

Stanly County Partnership for Children is accepting NC Pre-K applications now for the fall.

Countryside Kids Club is at at 12378 Rosehill Dr., near Michelin and South Stanly High School.