Graduation 2019
Our Newest Alumni!
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! The school's 106th graduation was held Friday in the Centennial Theater. Willie Howard, Hannah Jones and Ryan Sanders announced the class gift of two Active Panel Titanium boards for the fifth grade classrooms. Piper Ryan and Mac Kropff gave the Spanish orations.

John Pregulman '70 told the graduates and their families about his experiences in making choices and learning about how other people are affected by the choices they make. John and his wife, Amy, are founders of KAVOD, which has provided aid to 1,300 Holocaust survivors in 37 cities. In addition, he has used his talent as a photographer to make portraits of Holocaust survivors and listen to their stories. So far, he has photographed 1,002 survivors. For more information about KAVOD, visit the website.
Welcome Back, Class of 2012
Members of the Class of 2012 are graduating from high school this year, and we welcomed them back to campus for a reunion party earlier this month. They enjoyed touring the school, talking to their former teachers and reminiscing about their days at Bright.
Pierson Brown '11 is 2019 Citizen of the World
Pierson Brown '11 recently finished her freshman year at American University in Washington, D.C. and returned to Bright to accept the Citizen of the World award, which is chosen by the fifth grade class. Students Madyson Sabin, Ben Boehm and Caroline Curtis presented the award.

Retiring Teachers and Staff
We said farewell to several faculty and staff members who are retiring or leaving for other opportunities. School secretary Janie Lemoine, coach Jan Connell and KEC instructor Susan Jones are retiring. Math Academy teacher Diane Kemp is leaving Bright for a position at Ron Clark Academy, and early childhood Spanish instructor Claudia Rodriguez is leaving for a position at GPS.
Students celebrated at the end of the year with a Dress Like Coach Connell Day. While students showed up to school wearing crazy shirts, socks and hats, Coach Connell wore an evening gown as a surprise.
Phase 1 of Renovations Has Started
This summer will not be quiet at Bright. Renovations of the first phase of the Building a Bright Future campaign have begun. This includes replacing all the windows in the quadrangle, installing new HVAC and renovating the first, second and third grade classrooms.

Brag on Yourself!
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