Amid the recent flurry of graduations on Marco and Collier County, the littlest ones representing the Marco YMCA had first dibs at symbolically taking the next step.
They were the Y’s preschoolers, and it’s almost a tradition now that they grab the honors of going first.
And, justifiably, they enjoy a little pomp and ceremony.
Recently at the Y’s Youth Development Center, 15 young graduates entertained their parents and relatives with poems, songs and monologues about why they enjoyed preschool.
After that came the highlight, with each of the youngsters collecting their diplomas from Pre-K teacher/director Kelly O’Connor.
The grads were Abigail Anesca, Aisha El Ibrik, Amelia Scuderi, Angely Gutierrez, Cooper Schulte,
Gabriel Hernandez, Hadlie Heflin, Jaime David, Jake Verdon, Kaiden McCollum, James Ralph, Jocelyn Santos, Madeleine Love, Mccullough Hewitt and Zachary Bores.
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