Members of the community, students, faculty and administration gathered to celebrate Grand Avenue Middle School’s newly revamped turf field on May 4.
Principal Carlo Conte welcomed visitors to the new field and introduced the cheerleading and kickline squads. During his remarks, Mr. Conte also thanked the community for their support, applauded the high numbers of student athletes participating in the spring season and emphasized how the new field has had a positive impact on students.
Student representatives from the school’s sports programs held the 20-foot-long green ribbon on top of the school logo, which was designed by Grand Avenue art teacher Michael DiNucci. A member of the softball team did the honors, cutting the ribbon in front of the packed stands.
Superintendent John DeTommaso, Assistant Superintendents David Seinfeld and Mara Bollettieri, and Saul Lerner, the district’s director of physical education, athletics, driver education and health, were in attendance for the ceremony.