Middle Schoolers hosted their first assembly last week, combining grades 5 through 8. The event focused on the theme of adventure and seizing the day, and featured student speakers like Angie Sturr, who read a Doctor Seuss poem, and Giaan Kalsi, who read an introduction encouraging the younger middle schoolers to capitalize on all the exciting adventures and opportunities coming their way. Ms. Sisk spoke about overcoming stage fright and tackling challenges like public speaking. Teachers honored students with merit awards for showing positive examples for their peers and being kind, respectful, generous, and engaged in the community. Students as well wrote merit awards for teachers, honoring their instructors for their enthusiasm and effort. Next week the upper schoolers will have an assembly on the theme of “Home.”