Ashwood Waldorf School announces the upcoming graduation of their eighth-grade class on Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School.

At Ashwood, graduation is seen as a significant moment for the whole community: for the younger children who are inspired by the eighth-graders and who look forward to their own graduation; for the teachers who have had a hand in their education; and for the parents of children in other grades who have watched and helped the eighth-graders grow through the years.

Each year, students in Ashwood’s graduating class undertake independent projects as the culmination of their educational experience. Students combine the academic, artistic, and intellectual capacities fostered by their Waldorf education to research, develop, and present a project of their choosing. The maturity and self-motivation required to accomplish such a project is a prerequisite for moving on to secondary school. Projects require students to find mentors and to share their work with an audience.

Graduates this year are: Jasper Berryman-Moore, Isaiah Doble, Caleb Edwards, Sylvan Eichenlaub, Morgan MacDougal, Jacob Mills-Lightner, Eli Moore, Sofia Mott, Ocean Rancourt, Daniel Snider, Acer Van Dis, and Yonah Wienges.

The public is invited to attend this milestone celebration.