Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary School Dedicated in Camden

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

School may already be in session, but one Camden school had a big day on Tuesday, October 10th.

Local officials joined parents, staff, and students on Tuesday to dedicate Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary School to its families and the Camden community.

The brand new building, serving kids ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade, welcomed its first group of students back in August. Those students wrote their hopes and goals for the future on a piece of paper, which were buried in a capsule during Tuesday’s ceremony.

"I think that our kids are brilliant and we have a space that matches their incredible talents," said Meredith Howell, principal of Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary.

"We're excited to be able to provide them with the world-class education that they deserve."

"They were feeling incredible pride in their school and unbelievable joy for the experience they're having here. That's exactly what we want as policy makers, as educators," said Paymon Rouhanifard, superintendent of the Camden School District.

School officials plan on digging up the capsule in 2034 — the same year the current kindergarteners will graduate from college. 

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