On Wednesday, June 5th, a special banquet to honour our Grade 9 Class of 2019 took place. It was an evening of friendship, achievement, and celebration as parents, Grade 9 students, and faculty shared memories of the Junior School years. A retrospective slideshow featuring some very cute baby photos and current shots of our students enjoying KES life captured the journey of each of the 57 students, our largest Grade 9 class in the history of the School.
A few words personally profiling each graduate were spoken as commemorative Junior School graduate pins were presented. Windsor Deputy Mayor, Laurie Murley, was on hand to present Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards to 38 of our Grade 9 students. Athena Cox bagpiped the procession from Convocation Hall, where a class photo was taken, to the Concert Hall where parents, grandparents, teachers and guests were waiting outside to welcome the Class of 2019.
Cameron Stephens said a special Grace to begin the banquet, and Hannah Bryant gave a moving valedictory speech. The evening concluded with an amazing performance of “For Good” from the musical Wicked by Taylor Cole and Gabby Strickey with piano accompaniment by Hannah Bryant. Can these girls sing! Their emotionally charged performance highlighted the deep-rooted friendships and meaningful connections in this Grade 9 class. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful celebration. Special thanks are extended to all who made the evening such a success. Our Grade 9 class of 2019 certainly will be missed as they leave the Junior School!