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With help from Joe Koenig, fifth grader Zack Ahee, middle, and senior John George, right, raise the flag at University Liggett School
September 12, 2013
University Liggett School officially kicked off the 2013-2014 school year, the school’s 135th year of classes, Wednesday, Sept. 4, with its annual flag raising ceremony held outside on the main lawn.

Grosse Pointe Academy eighth grader Brittinnie Hughes welcomes students to the new year.
The morning sun shining brightly, student body president Antonio Malkoun opened the event, providing the welcome speech. Assistant head of school Trey Cassidy and head of school Joseph Healey also spoke, while eighth grader Delaney Bandos recited the Pledge of Allegiance and fifth grader Zack Ahee and senior John George raised the flag.

University Liggett School student body president Antonio Malkoun gives the welcome speech.
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Lars Kuelling, head of school at Grosse Pointe Academy, speaks to students and staff during his introduction to the new school year.
Students and staff encompassed the main school circle near the flag outside Grosse Pointe Academy Monday, Sept. 9, the official opening day for all grades. It was the first day of school for Early School students.

Once reserved as a remembrance day for Sept. 11, the all-school gathering now acts as the school’s kick-off ceremony. The morning celebration included an introduction from head of school Lars Kuelling, a welcome from Brittinnie Hughes, poem from Caya Craig, Fletcher Klaasen and Lindsey Martin and a song from Tate Kuelling.

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