Yale’s first sixth-grade graduates

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At a ceremony on June 19 on Yale's West Campus, 71 Peck Place Elementary school sixth-graders received Certificates of Promotion, designating them as members of the first-ever sixth-grade graduating class at Yale. These students have been in residence at Yale’s West Campus since January, when they were displaced from their school due to water damage and asbestos. Among those participating in the ceremony were Yale President Peter Salovey, Provost Ben Polak, Vice President for West Campus Scott Strobel, Secretary and Vice President for Student Affairs Kimberley Goff-Crews ,and School of Nursing Dean Margaret Grey, all dressed in academic garb.