Lake Champlain Waldorf School senior Emily Nelson-Foster, at right, presents a yellow rose to a member of the first grade class on the first day of class in Shelburne. Lake Champlain Waldorf School welcomed 262 students, preschool through 12th grade, Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013. The grade and high school students gathered to welcome the new 1st grade class into the grade school during the beautiful Rose Ceremony. Each first grade student walked through an archway adorned with flowers, fruit, and leaves and were greeted by a 12th grade student who presented the child with a yellow rose. On the last day of the school year, the first grade students will echo this symbolic offering, and present a flower to the graduating class of 2014. The Lake Champlain Waldorf School is an independent day school in Shelburne and Charlotte, serving students from infancy through high school.