Fourth Presbyterian School in Potomac celebrated the graduation of its first class of eighth-graders June 5.
It was the first graduation in the 13-year history of the school.
“The school opened as a lower school and was slowly growing so this was the first year we had an eighth grade," Hallene Gabel, director of communications said.
The ceremony for the 12 graduates took place at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda.
“What a tremendous blessing to work with the Class of 2012 over the last four years of middle school. These students have been true pioneers — being a part of the first athletic teams, fine arts programs, clubs, and many new activities and traditions at Fourth School,” headmaster John Murray wrote in a statement.
The class if 2012 included: Rachel Burley, Potomac; Luke Crowson, Gaithersburg; Charlotte Holdrich, Bethesda; Megan Koutsandreas, North Potomac; Ginger Looney, Potomac; Andrew Murray, Bethesda; Joanne Nah, Rockville; Katherine Sadek, Rockville; Max Schmitz, Bethesda; Elizabeth Voth, Bethesda; Max Ward, Gaithersburg, and Susanna Yau, Potomac.