Grace Lutheran school graduates 8th grade class
Grace Lutheran school in La Plata ended its 42nd year in ministry with the graduation and commencement exercises of its 8th grade class on June 2. The students had a modified chapel service with messages from Rev. Charles Long, Principal Jeff Burkee and teachers Paula Jones, Ann Stine and Jill Thompson. The students will be moving on to several different high schools in Southern Maryland, most placing in accelerated programs and honors classes.
Grace Lutheran school principal Jeff Burkee awards one of the valedictorian medals (shared with Katie Somers) to Max Stine at the eighth grade graduation ceremony June 2.
Carolyn Weimert, a teacher at Grace Lutheran school in La Plata, gave the traditional high five to eighth graders Dillon Rich and Katie Somers at their graduation ceremony June 2. Many of the graduates started their academic journey at Grace in Weimert’s class.