School clubs, organizations and programs took the spotlight at the recently held “Pat-Med Pride” evening at .
Every school in the district had at least one group representing student achievements that were on display for hundreds of people that came to the event.
These included showcases of student work from Eagle Elementary, musical performances by orchestra and band groups from the district, Team 329 FIRST Robotics, Corporate Raiders, art displays, Medford Elementary’s Fish Thicket project, the bilingual language program among several others.
Superintendent Michael Locantore said that there was a need in the district to hold an event showcasing district events.
"For nine months now we have attempted to bring pride and glory back to this district. This district is drenched in tradition; we're hopefully starting a new one,” Locantore said. “During difficult times, to see [this night] it is a testament to what this community does."
Debra Borrero attended as a parent with four children currently attending Barton Elementary School, Saxton Middle School and the High School said that the evening was wonderful and wished there was more time to visit additional sections.
Fifth grade student Alexa Verni from Barton Elementary School also attended and viewed as much as she could.
"I thought that it was very fun and exciting. I walked around to the different exhibits and saw what everyone had. Barton was the best," Verni said.
CJ Funaro, high school senior class president, attended with the Model UN club.
"The night, in and of itself, the people here, the attitude that has been illustrated all throughout this event just shows how much pride is truly in this community and with this school district," Funero said.
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