Wilton residents Stella Dubin, Evan Kauh, Cate Matthews and Maeve Stauff were among the 39 students who graduated from Ridgefield Academy on Tuesday, June 13. Ridgefield Academy is a coeducational, independent day school for kindergarten through eighth grade in Ridgefield, Conn. The 2017 class was the largest in the school\u2019s history, and 15 of the graduates had attended Ridgefield Academy since kindergarten \u2014 including Maeve. During the outdoor ceremony, each graduate processed to the stage with his or her \u201ckindergarten buddy,\u201d and spoke to the audience about their Ridgefield Academy journey, what it meant to them and how prepared they feel to conquer future academic and life experiences. \u201cBright, outspoken, determined and service-minded\u201d is how Ridgefield Academy Head of School Jim Heus described the 2017 class during the ceremony. Not only are they \u201cpoised to make a difference,\u201d Heus told the audience, but they also have what he called \u201cthe glue factor \u2014 the ability to bring others together to stick to the chore at hand and accomplish something special.\u201d Graduation concluded as each member of the 2017 class recessed down the aisle and rang the Patriot Bell for the last time, signifying the end of their days at Ridgefield Academy and the beginning of new life adventures. Nineteen of the graduates will go on to attend independent day schools, 13 will attend local high schools, and seven will attend boarding schools. Information: ridgefieldacademy.org.