ALPENA - All Saints Catholic School held its first eighth grade graduation on Wednesday with three graduates. Clayton Weaver, James Shultz, and Ally Macfalda were honored at the mass and awards ceremony with their diplomas for graduating from the eighth grade.
All Saints started its junior high two years ago and was originally a K-6 school.
"I was really happy to be able to stay here through eighth grade," Macfalda said. "I didn't want to go somewhere else."
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Clayton Weaver, Ally Macfalda and James Shultz made up the first class to graduate from eighth grade at All Saints Catholic School on Wednesday.
Shultz, agreed, and said he believes the class is ready for the next step.
"We're all very ready, academically, to go to high school," he said. "Once you start in a school it's hard to have to leave, so it was great when we could stay through eighth grade."
Principal Nicole Hatch and seventh and eighth grade teacher Alecia Havermahl were proud of the class and their academic achievements.
"They are an awesome class," Havermahl said. "It's been so nice having them for the last two years, but they are ready to move on, and I am confident they will do well."
All Saints Catholic School was consolidated in 2002 and represents St. Anne, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist and St. Mary's parishes of Alpena.
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