PARKLAND, FL - Park Trails Elementary held its Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony on Monday night in the cafeteria.  More than fifty students received the Presidential Award, for having straight As all four marking periods.

Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky congratulated the graduates and told them to enjoy their time in middle school and high school and life's journey.   She said, "Congratulations to all the Park Trails 5th graders! Have a wonderful summer! We wish you all the best in middle school!"

Broward County School Board member Abby Freedman addressed the graduates and thanked them for their participation in the district's kindness initiatives.  She also recognized Parkland Commissioner Grace Solomon, also a 5th grade parent at Park Trails, for her dedication and advocacy for the school system and particularly Park Trails Elementary.

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Other speakers included Principal Charles McCanna, Assistant Principal Christina McNair, Fifth Grade teachers, and several Fifth Grade students.

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