WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF) announces the 19th Annual Celebration of Learning Ceremony and Reception will be held on Thursday, April 16, at the Galvin Middle School Auditorium. Award presentations will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by a reception serving light hors d’oeuvres and cake in the cafeteria.

Tickets are not necessary at the new venue.

This evening is a time to honor students, staff, volunteers and community members and to take time out to celebrate with those who make our schools great. The honorees exemplify the core values of their respective schools and show positive effort and attitude. Congratulations to the following members of our community!

Dolbeare School

Students: Marvin Blanco, Joey Boudreau, Meghan DeCourcy, Caroline Guanci, Leith Jones, Sara Nemec, Sabrina Rogers, Jackson Wyatt. Staff/Volunteers: Kristin Collins, Cathy Wensley, Kristin Dunlap, Pam Roberts.

Doyle School

StaffVolunteers: Christine Driver, Kelli Skinner, Holly Lannen.

Greenwood School

Students: Molly Berinato, Sam Halprin, Ania Jacob, Spencer Little, Matthew McCoy, Isabella Schwartzberg. Staff/Volunteers: Andrea Braham, Sheila Junta, Christine Gori, Heidi Zeltsar.

Walton School

Students: Paige Arkinstall, Alexander Bedrosian, Merilee Jewett, Daniel McNeill. Staff/Volunteers: Kaitlyn Lusk, Kelly Qualey, Keri Melanson, John McDermott.

Woodville School

Students: Isabelle Buckley, Marcus Conte, Jonathan Courtright, Emma Fitzgerald, Logan Theriault, Emily Vincente. Staff/Volunteers: Kristen Donald, Alyson Smith, Natalie D’Alessandro, Amy Lynch.

Galvin Middle School

Students – Grade 5: Yana Herzog, Kaylee Lamberti, Allyson Wight. Grade 6: Jason Hubbard, Joseph LeBlanc, Jack Penny. Grade 7: Emmy Allen, Jack Callahan, Lillyan Elizabeth DeFeo. Grade 8: Jacob Bassett, Brandon Johnson, Mason Parece. Staff/Volunteers: Kathleen Howe, James Jellison, Christopher Sousa, Amy Sweeney, Sharon Yandell, Janice Gregorio, Donald Pike.

Wakefield High School

Students – Akash Altman, Maeve Conway, Alexander Flynn, Jackson Gallagher, Elizabeth Germino, Marissa Hoffman, Shannon Quirk, Jillian Raso, Senila Yasmin. Staff/Volunteers: Richard Bardet, Chris Gosselin, Beth Hughes, Jim Martin.

Special Recognition

Community: Andrew Bray, Donna Cushman, Scott Hartman. Impact Award: Dr. Eileen Woods. Excellence in Education Award: Therese Jarmusik, Dennis O’Leary.

WEF would like to take this opportunity to thank 2015 sponsors for their generosity in support of this special event: Brian D. McGrail, Attorney at Law; Christopher J. Barrett Realtors; Daniel S. Casper, P.C.; Guida Law Associates, P.C.; Hinchey Brothers Plumbing, Inc. (Melrose); Honey Dew Donuts; Mansfield & Robbins Plumbing & Heating; One-On-One College Consulting, LLC; Orthodontics by Design, P.C.; Roberto Landscaping; Simeola & Simeola, P.C.; Spino Law Offices, P.C.; Tarpey Insurance Group, Inc.; The Savings Bank and Wakefield Co-operative Bank.

WEF is still accepting donations to help support this wonderful evening. The names of all donors will be displayed on stage that will be seen by all attendees. The organization will proudly display company names and logos of all corporate sponsors donating $50 or more on their website for one year.

Your website is easily accessible from ours – please consider donating to this event. Donations can be mailed directly to WEF at P.O. Box 1752, Wakefield MA 01880 or made directly online using PayPal.

On this special evening, please help support Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Many families in town rely on WIFP for emergency food supplies all throughout the year, so please consider bringing a box of cereal with you. Bins will be conveniently located at the entrance of the Galvin Middle School, thank you in advance for your donation.

Through the Celebration of Learning and with grants that fund enrichment programs in the schools, WEF is working in the background, in positive ways, to support and improve education in Wakefield. Since their inception, WEF has awarded over $200,000 in grants. For more information about WEF and to see how they put your donation to work, please visit www.wakefieldeducationalfoundation.org.