Lower School News

Acorn Ceremony
Posted 09/18/2017 01:59PM

Lifers welcome K-2nd graders, continue tradition

Each year, Bullis Lifers continue a school tradition that has been maintained for years by leading the Acorn Ceremony.

Lifers—seniors who have attended Bullis for every grade in Lower, Middle & Upper School—welcome the newest and youngest students at the school. These new students will be the Lifers of their senior class, and to honor that occasion, the Lifers present the newest students with an acorn, a symbol of the growth and maturation that occurs during their years at Bullis.

This year's 12 lifers welcomed students in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. This year marks the new addition of kindergarten and 1st grade to the Bullis Lower School, and 18 students were welcomed in the acorn ceremony.

Congratulations to this year's Lifers:

Caroline Accocella
Caroline Blair
William Evans
Chris Gutshik
Sabrina Hosmer
Amanda Kay
Bradley Kay
Abdul Khanu
Sophie McIntyre
Matteo Spilimbergo
Ben Weinberger
Sean Weinberger

And welcome to this year's new—and future—Lifers:

Kindergarten, Class of '30

Henry Badraslioglu
Amelia Cole
Sai Herndon-Brown
Sammi Herndon-Brown
Jacob Lasher
Charlie Michelena
Thi Nguyen
Lila Schruefer

1st grade, Class of '29

Gabriella Brewer
Ava Cilento
Kebi Hailu
Tommy Simpson

2nd grade, Class of '28

Soshiant Ahanj-Elias
Liam Beckman
Melanie Diaz
Karis Robinson
Ezekiel Seldin
Kelsey Works

View a photo gallery of the Acorn Ceremony

We became artists, athletes and learners. We became friends. We became Bullis!

Mark W. '20, 5th grade reflection

Lower School students produce their own newsletter, “The Little Bulldog,” to share news from their viewpoint of activities on campus and the world around them.

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