Rachel Bell won’t be meandering through the halls of this fall. Instead she’ll be starting over, meeting new friends in her new environment as a freshman at Virginia Tech. The former Mason athlete was one of the school’s 170 graduates Wednesday.
“Graduating is sad because it is the end of my time at Mason but it is also very exciting because I have so many opportunities in front of me,” said Bell who plans to major n animal and poultry science. “Also, I will be able to do what I love and will be one step closer to making my dreams become a reality.”
Of the 170 graduates, 30 seniors let the school with a 4.0 GPA or better. Falls Church City Public Schools school board Chair Susan Kearney charged the students to be happy, change the world, build strong relationships and most importantly, have fun. was also honored at the closing ceremonies. Guba, who is retiring at years end after 11-years with FCCPS, was given an advanced diploma and closed the graduation out with some final words.
Dr. Toni Jones witnessed her first graduation as superintendent of FCCPS Wednesday. Jones said it really takes a team effort, from pre-kindergarten through the senior year, to help every student find success. She said the entire FCCPS staff partners with families, students, and the community in celebrating the occasion for the graduates.
“In Falls Church City Public Schools, we work to develop well-rounded young people who can go out in the world and be leaders,” Jones said. “We look to the future with optimism and celebrate another group of outstanding George Mason graduates.”