2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Brooklyn Willis

Good morning, I am Brooklyn Willis. This place has been great to me. This place has taught me so much. I have learned how to create a chemical reaction in science, how to dig deeper into my novel studies in literature and EVEN how to solve algebraic equations in math.

But I have learned much more over the years. I learned how to turn “humility into wisdom”. Allow me to briefly share some of my experiences of humility that resulted in acquiring wisdom.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Tyler Younger

Hi, my name is Tyler. I’ve been a part of this community for about 6 years and I’ve grown from the small seed I was, to the successful and healthy, but still growing flower I am today. This school is more than just a school, it is a place to build friendships, take on challenges, and to ride a roller coaster through the thunder and lightning, awaiting the rainbow that comes after.

One thing I’ve discovered is you can’t have success alone. The many challenges and projects that I endured were steps towards the open gate leading to my future success. My experiences and accomplishments derived from my dedication and resilience. I give gratitude to my teachers, Mrs.Fennoy, Mr.Taylor, Mrs.Oteng, and Mr.Speed, who have individually spent supplemental time and effort to help me rise above. Thank you for allowing me to discover what success looks like.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Alara Stewart

Good afternoon, my name is Alara Stewart. City Academy has been incredible to me. As you all know, City Academy is a place of learning. Teachers push you to your limit and dare you to perform below that. They hound you, and hound you and make you discover your talents beyond your own imagination. What may not seem reasonable in the moment, will help you later.

City Academy is much more than an institution for learning. City Academy has been more like my family. I’ve created strong bonds with administrators, faculty, my peers and even our maintenance man, Mr. Bill. Mr. Bill knows everything and everybody.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Vishinsky White

Good morning City Academy friends and family. My name is Vishinsky White and on this day I would like to share with you the beginning stages of my life as a student at City Academy. What is Life? Well, according to the Webster Dictionary “life” is defined as the existence of an individual human being or organism, but in my opinion, that doesn’t truly define what “life” means to me. Life is a variety of different things. With your imagination and thoughts, You can bring life to a single book, a computer or even a Zoom call. Sometimes, I think life can represent a single moment.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Hamida Dickerson

Good Morning, my name is Hamida Dickerson and I am eager to share a glimpse of my journey that has led me to Villa Duchesne in the fall. I would like to start by acknowledging how appreciative I am for all that City Academy has done for me. I am thankful and proud of my nine years I have spent here and cherish all the memorable moments I’ve shared with teachers, friends, and my City Academy community. One memorable moment that I have held dear to me, is my first day at City Academy and meeting my first friend. I walked into Junior Kindergarten afraid and vulnerable but when I met my very first friend, I knew my time here would be time well spent.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Chontell Johnson

Good day everyone, my name is Chontell Johson and today I will share the “Greatest Part of Me”. All of my life I have gone through change. Both in my personal home life and in my education. The “Greatest Part of Me”, however, has been my ability to adapt to change. Change can be good and it makes you better. For instance, when I was much younger, I used to be a quiet soul, but internally, I was a ball of personality. I was kind, had plenty of sass, and even had a ton of humor. Afraid of sharing the “greatest part of me” with others, I dared to let others know the real “Chontell.” Besides my twin sister, I did not have many friends or confidence for that matter. But soon learned how to develop genuine friendships and even got a closer bond with my twin sister, Chantell, and my best friend, Joy.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Traelon Collins

Good morning , my name is Traelon Collins. I am holding a basketball that is a representation of my characteristics and strong qualities as a student. Much like a basketball, which is precisely round in shape; I am a well-rounded kid who is easy going, enjoys making others around me feel comfortable while not sweating the small stuff. Like a basketball, I am able to go with the flow of things, which has granted me opportunities to make and create an everlasting friendship with my best friend Lucas. He has been a great teammate on the court, and even greater friend.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentations | Amir Muhammad

Good morning, my name is Amir Muhammad. Have you ever felt as if you didn’t have enough time? How something snuck up on you, and you didn’t realize until, BAM, you’re there. Well, that happened during my time at City Academy. From the start of my time in pre-k, feeling like the school hours were days, and the weeks were months. Now feeling as if the time at City Academy were merely moments. You start to realize that you appreciate more things than you did when you were younger.

Like going on field trips such as the overnight trip at Shaw Nature Reserve, where we were able to bond for a whole day and end the night with a bonfire and off key singing. Also, spending time with early childhood students, reading aloud to them. And lastly, displaying leadership by assisting in the cafeteria.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentions | Ricco Martin Jr.

Good Morning City Academy families, my name is Ricco Martin Jr and I will be focusing on the 4 Cs. I know you’re thinking, Ricco, What are the 4cs? My 4 Cs are Comfort, Confidence, Challenge, and CA. But first off, Wow. What a move it was coming to City Academy. After coming out of a severe bullying situation that had a damaging effect on me, I was finally able to find a space where I could feel welcomed.

Throughout these past 5-6 years, I have been blessed to have not just an excellent education, but to have empathetic and warmhearted teachers that actually care and are willing to help you learn at your own pace.

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2021 Sixth Grade Graduation Presentions | Chantell Johnson

Good morning, my name is Chantell Johnson. Before I go on to my next journey at Lutheran North, I would like to share with you something I have taken interest in for most of my life. I truly enjoy my artistic skills, but much like I have done over the years as a student, I wanted to challenge myself. And today, I am proud to share my self-portrait that required specific color blends, strokes and effort.

This portrait depicts a young lady uniquely crafted; wearing confidence on her shoulders. Her smile reveals all of her successes and moments of despair. I’ve had many, but my successes have definitely outweighed my failures. Her golden brown eyes, tells the story of all of the challenging novels she was able to dissect over the years, while her arms; strong and mighty, tells of the strength it took to work carefully at accomplishing complex tasks and projects. My mouth you may ask? My mouth tells of my humorous nature; how I am able to make others smile. And my, brain which is not quite featured, shares my abilities to take risks and make thoughtful contributions.

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