Excited 5th-graders said goodbye to Valentine Elementary School at their Recognition Ceremony held on Thursday, May 31, in the Huntington Middle School Cafeteria. This year’s J.P. Blecksmith Award winners were Piper Hart and Henry Lyu. Other awards presented included P.E. excellence and fitness, and choir and orchestra awards. Certificates were also presented for students who completed 20 book reports, and trophies were presented for those completing 30 book reports. Recognition festivities included a reception for families following the ceremony. The 5th-grade activities chairs were Danica Hughes, Zarana Patel, Maren Pellant and Daisy Wilson.