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Moving on up

East Grand Rapids — Wealthy Elementary fifth-graders finished up the school year with a Walk of Fame, cheered on by their kindergarten and first-grade peers, who shook pompons and passed out many high fives.

The event culminated the elementary years for fifth-graders, who now move on to East Grand Rapids Middle School.

Kindergarten and first-graders get ready to cheer for the fifth-graders before the Walk of Fame at Wealthy Elementary
Fifth-grader Porter Baeten runs through the Walk of Fame
Kindergarten and first-graders cheer for the fifth-graders
Fifth-grader Katherine Wendling runs through the Walk of Fame
Front to back, fifth-graders Henry Agerson, Emmie Armstrong and Porter Baeten make their way through the Walk of Fame
Fellow students cheer on fifth-grader Leo Chesla
Fifth-grader Norah Newberg dances her way through
Fifth-grader Aedyn Fortson high fives the crowd
Fifth-grader Parker Wohlgemuth walks through and gets attention from both sides
Fifth-grader Finlay Robertson happily runs through
Fifth-grader Hugh Fischer leans in through the Walk of Fame
Fifth-grader Vinnie Pulera walks through as the crowd cheers him on
From left, Porter Baeten, Leo Chesla and Teddy Reese are moving on to the next grade.

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Dianne Carroll Burdick
Dianne Carroll Burdick
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.


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