Moving Up

The 2019 Moving Up Ceremony at John Jay Middle School was robust with firsts. Not only was it the first Moving Up officiated by Principal Jeffrey Swiatowicz, it also featured more student-musicians than ever before. The eighth-grade chorus and band presented “Defying Gravity” together—a performance that included approximately 100 students conducted by Jennifer Fraczek and Kristen VonBargen. Olivia DiLeo, Arianna Gioffre, and Rachel Lewis—members of school’s a capella group, 14th Harmony—also performed "The Star-Spangled Banner.”