TORONTO - Grandparents of city high school pupils and students had their day in the sun April 11 during the Grandparents' Day assembly at the school.
Students were encouraged to invite their grandparents or adult mentors to participate in the event, and the program included an assembly where students and pupils read essays about the influence their grandparents had on them, according to Maureen Taggart, district communications coordinator.
The student readers included 12th-grader Brittany Yanik; 11th-graders Dezi Carter and Becca Schaming; 10th-graders Hannah Leasure and Emily Williamson; Ninth-graders Jenny Pahl and Andrea McDiffitt; eighth-grader Cody Taylor; seventh-grader Nina Shook; and sixth-grader Nathan Keenan, Taggart said.
"The grandparents also were treated to performances by the seventh- and eighth-grade choir and the cast from the Toronto High School musical 'The Wizard of Oz," continued Taggart. "The choir performed a medley of '70s hits, while the cast of the musical performed scenes from the upcoming production."
Following the assembly, refreshments baked by Mindy Pittis' home economics classes were served, said Taggart. Grandparents also were invited to visit their grandchildren's classrooms, she added.
"This day was set aside to honor grandparents and to give them the opportunity to learn more about their grandchildren's experience at Toronto High School," said Ed Robinson, high school principal. "We had an overwhelming turnout for Grandparents' Day. The auditorium was completely filled."
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