Middle schools celebrate eighth grade graduation

On Thursday evening, local eighth grade students celebrated the conclusion of their middle school education as their families and friends gathered during separate ceremonies. Approximately 155 St. Marys Area Middle School students participated in the annual matriculation ceremony held at St. Marys Area High School. Across town, 67 St. Marys Catholic Middle School students celebrated their graduation during a Mass held at St. Mary's Church, followed by an awards ceremony. Photo by Amy Cherry.