East Belfast School recognized 46 volunteers June 20 and graduated fifth-graders who will be off to middle school in the fall.

Among the many volunteers to receive certificates from Principal Liz Drury were Cloe Chunn and others from Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, which runs programs for the children throughout the school year; retired teacher Lynn Hoenig, who comes back to help out "behind the scenes"; Jen Shaver of BBWC, who also helped with Math Night and volunteers also at Nickerson School in Swanville; Deborah Ayers, who does "everything," including helping with children's basic needs; Terri Curtis, who helps in the library; Tracey McKenny who saved the day by picking up a giant sandwich to feed kids on a field trip; and Deb Harris, who fills in wherever needed — substituting for the school nurse, teachers, and on the front desk.

Fifth-grade teacher Erin Ireland presented certificates and books to her graduating students. As a special, memorable gift, Ireland had the children write down positive attributes about each other, then compiled each child's attributes on a certificate that she laminated for them.

Afterward, there was ice cream cake for all.

This is the last year at East Belfast School for both Drury and Ireland.