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Scooping Out Congratulations at the Seniors’ Ice Cream Bash

With music provided by JAM’N 94.5 and six flavors of delicious ice cream and sorbets donated by Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream of Harvard Square, graduating seniors and CSV high school volunteers recently enjoyed an end-of year celebration in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) cafeteria. Deandra Williams, Director of High School Programs at CSV, and Maverik, the popular JAM’N radio DJ, hosted this second annual CSV Seniors’ Ice Cream Bash to extend best wishes to the CRLS class of 2017 as they enter the next chapter of their lives.

“This past academic year, CSV again made an important difference in the lives of many CRLS students—through our Tutoring Center, SAT Prep, College/Career Mentoring program, and just informal face-to-to face interactions,” Williams said. “The Ice Cream Bash is our chance to thank our wonderful volunteers for providing such significant support to these great students and to recognize all that the CRLS seniors have achieved.”

At the Bash, seniors posed for photos in front of the CSV backdrop, carrying handwritten signs declaring their college choices—“# I’m going to _____!”—with CRLS Principal Damon Smith and Assistant Principal Bobby Tyne on hand to congratulate them. Also there to offer their felicitations, along with some last-minute career options and on-the-spot financial guidance, were representatives of two key CSV partner programs—Vilma Silva of City Year, the national nonprofit that deploys highly-skilled AmeriCorps members to work with at-risk students in school settings, and Simone Lawrence of UAspire, the organization dedicated to ensuring that  students across the country have the information and resources they need to find a pathway through postsecondary education.

As Phil Rizutto of Lizzy’s and CSV volunteers served up bowls of mint oreo, cake batter, and more, the Bash was capped-off with a special musical treat from Maverik and the JAM’N street team: Three students each won a pair of tickets to a Trey Songz Concert in May at the House of Blues Boston.