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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

In hot gym, warm words mark the day as CMS promotes 'Class of 2023'


June 20, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

School board member Lacey Risdal hugs her daughter, Jordynn, as she presents her eighth-grade promotion certificate.

Packed with their families and other well-wishers into the un-airconditioned gym of Creswell Middle School, the high school graduating class of 2023 endured the sweltering mid-90s heat of June 11 to mark their promotion from eighth graders to incoming Creswell High School freshmen.

As CMS Principal Shirley Burrus noted, it was a milestone worth celebrating, whatever the weather.

"This is an exciting time in our students' lives; they're leaving middle school and moving to high school – in a sense they're leaving childhood behind and taking a step toward adulthood," Burrus said.

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