Skip To Main Content

Onward and Upward to Upper School

Onward and Upward to Upper School

Proud parents, grandparents, siblings and friends filled the sanctuary to honor the Class of 2027 at their eighth grade promotion ceremony. Head of Middle School Ellen Barrett welcomed families and spoke to the eighth graders about this milestone achievement in their transition to upper school. “Today signifies growing up from a child to a young adult. We have prayed for you, watched you mature, and cheered you on. I know you are ready for this new chapter.”

In preparation for her address to the Class of 2027, Harper McGee Hinds '14 spent a day on campus interviewing members of the eighth grade class. She learned what they love, what they do in their free time, and how they care for one another. Hinds urged students to strive for excellence in all that they do while recalling her experiences as an SBS Lifer. “Sure, you can do the bare minimum. That’s good, but good is the enemy of great.” Most of all, Mrs. Hinds challenged students to... 

…go above and beyond what’s expected.
…be kind to everyone and cherish friends.
…lean on family and friends in challenging times.
…have fun and enjoy the journey!

As the ceremony concluded, awards were presented, and the proud eighth graders received their certificates of promotion. The Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the 2023 DAR Youth Citizenship Award to Titus Brown. The Karen Jensen Scholar Award was presented to two students Taylor Zimmerman and Jirius Khoury.

Congratulations, Class of 2027 - Onward and upward!

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. - 1 Corinthians 15:58

Photos from 8th Grade Promotion