NORTH SMITHFIELD – This past sunny Thursday morning in Slatersville, in the school’s neatly manicured backyard, a class of children graduated from WeeCare Academy & Daycare.
In front of an audience of family and friends, and to the traditional sound of, “Pomp and Circumstance,” by Elgar, each youngster, clad in bright blue cap and gown, was congratulated by Debbie Bailey Scotto, director and owner of WeeCare.
Graduates sang the, “Good Morning,” song, and each graduate was awarded a diploma for completing the academy’s programs. Everyone was “very excited,” Bailey Scotto stated prior to the ceremony.
“WeeCare has held annual graduations for over 30 years to celebrate the students going off to kindergarten, along with every child’s many successes and milestones in our program,” she explained.
“All students have worked very hard for their upcoming performances at this year’s graduation. Each year has a themed message and this year we focused on love, caring for others and what love means to each student,” Bailey Scotto said.
This year’s graduating class included Kayliana Andrews; Charley Beauchemin; Carlee Bettencourt; Raelyn Buente; Amelia Crawford; Addison Dacey; Harley DellaPorta; Addison Durand; Harvey Humphrey; Madelyn Lemay; Benjamin Palmer; Lucas Rioux; and Aden Williams.
Alumni attending the ceremony included Anna Collins; Amelia Palmer and Violet Palmer.
Among the well-wishers was North Smithfield Elementary School’s Principal Jennifer Daigneault. The North Smithfield Police Department was represented, congratulating the graduates on completing WeeCare’s Safety Program and WeeCare’s Anti-bully Program, and grads took the “Never Bully Pledge.”