RLC Foundation Children’s Center Graduation sends off Class of 2018

INA, Ill. (May 11, 2018) – The Rend Lake College Foundation Children’s Center (RLCFCC) graduated 17 students from the Pre-K and Preschool classes this morning in the James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium.

RLCFCCGraduationstageWChildren enrolled at the Rend Lake College Foundation Children's Center prepare to graduate Friday morning in the James "Hummer" Waugh Gymnasium. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Opening the ceremony, RLCFCC Director Brooke May welcomed family and friends to the first RLCFCC graduation held on the RLC Commencement stage, and thanked them for their support over the last year.

“We made it to the big time as we walk across the official Rend Lake College graduation stage. I want to thank everyone who is here celebrating this special day with us,” said May. “As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Please know that once you’re a child here, you’re always part of the family.”

Dailyn Noble, a senior at Sesser-Valier High School and 2005 RLCFCC Pre-K graduate, then addressed the graduates and their families with her experiences at the center. Noble will be attending RLC next fall with aspirations to become a nurse.

DailynNoblespeakingWDailyn Noble, a former RLCFCC student, gives words of advice to the graduates. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

“The RLC (Foundation) Children’s Center really helped me prepare for the transition to kindergarten. I made many friends here who taught me to build relationships and work as a team. Thank you to the staff for all your dedication. You helped me become the person I am today,” said Noble. “Graduates, this is your special day. The time has come for new adventure in your life. Cherish these days at the Children’s Center, enjoy your summer and have fun.”

After the graduates sang the alphabet song, Pre-K Teacher Rene Crouse and Preschool Teacher Nichole Martie also addressed the audience. The duo then awarded graduation certificates to their classes and presented a slideshow summarizing the year.

ClassesOutsideWThe Pre-K and Preschool classes gather for a group shot outside Waugh Gymnasium after graduation. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

HatToss2018WThey did it! Congratulations to the RLCFCC Class of 2018!

Graduates and their families alongside RLC faculty and staff enjoyed a reception following the graduation ceremony in the RLC Aquatics Center Lobby.

More photos can be found on RLC’s Flickr page.

PreKClassGroupWThe Pre-K Class is, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Leyah Peterson, Maddie Loucks, Aurora Drew, Elyssa Nadolski, and McKinley Heisner; MIDDLE ROW, Carter Owens, Preston Essary, Kayson Furlow, Gentry Grahm, Jasper Sims, and Camden Clymer. In the back row are teachers, FROM LEFT, Kathleen Dekriek, Rene Crouse, and Chrissy Confer. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

PreschoolClassGroupWThe Preschool Class is, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Cainan Morgan, Ella Wilson, Harrison Drew, Jayleigh England, and Owen Bacon. Not pictured is Lillian Phillips. The teachers are, FROM LEFT, Mady Nolen, Alicia McPherson, and Nichole Martie. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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