Sixth Graders Graduate
More than 3,600 sixth-graders graduated from the Anchorage School District
ANCHORAGE – Thursday, more than 3,600 sixth-graders from the Anchorage School District graduated.
For most of us six years is just a sliver of our life, but for a six grader it can feel like eternity.
“It seems like a long time away, but I also thought that when I was in kindergarten,” said Molly Gellert, a sixth-grader at Inlet View Elementary.
After seven years of hard work, sixth-graders at Inlet View are celebrating one of their first milestones.
“This is just a stepping stone for the things ahead of him, I believe he has a bright future,” said Shelia Phillips, a mother of one of the graduates.
But what will the next six years look like for this next generation?
“I think that they're going to have a lot more technology than what we've had, new iPads, iPhones and all that,” said Joshua Shuart, another sixth-grader.
Diane Hirshberg, a professor at UAA, said technology will certainly play a role in their lives.
“They have opportunities that we cant even imagine right now. The pace of technological change is so rapid that it’s hard to imagine what it's going to look like in six years,” she said.
She said the challenge will be keeping up.
“They need something that really is relevant to them, that engages them to the environment, so whether it’s done through technology, or getting them outside the classroom and into the community, we need to be thinking in those creative ways,” said Hirshberg.