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Sergeant Fitzgerald – 2001 Graduate

Sergeant Fitzgerald – 2001 Graduate

Meet Sergeant Brian Fitzgerald, a 2001 Tom Thumb Graduate

Currently, Brian is a sergeant in the United States Army stationed in Hawaii.

Brian attended  Tom Thumb Preschool from September 1999 through June June 2001
He enlisted in the US Army in January 2017 with a job (Military Occupation Specialist: 88M ) as a Motor Transport Operator.
Brian is not married and lives at the Scofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii.
He plans to make a career in the US Army and wants to stay for at least 20 years.

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brain fitzgerald at tom thumb preschool graduation

Brian Fitzgerald at the 2001 Tom Thumb Graduation

Briab fitzgerald as an adult

Brian Fitzgerald – US Army Sergeant


Where Are The Alumni?

Where Are The Alumni?

Tom Thumb Preschool has over 11,500 Alumni.

sayani Aggarwal Tom thumb Graduate

Sayani Aggarwal becomes the Lakeland High School 2021 Valedictorian.

We want to know what happened to the thousands of our students who have attended or graduated from our preschool in the past 50 years. We believe the Tom Thumb experience has helped develop the next generation of Great Americans that our community, country, and the world will continue to depend on to improve our society and solve future problems. We want to know more about our alumni.

We Are Looking for the Tom Thumb Alumni.

We are asking for help to reach out to our alumni community to get information about our previous students. The information we are looking for is as follows:

Thomas tom thumb graduate

Thomas, a Tom Thumb Preschool Graduate – Class of 2006 – attends Dartmouth University

  • Alumnus Name – we only use first name and last initial to refer to him or her, unless requested otherwise
  • Final Year at Tom Thumb – the year of graduation or last year attended our preschool
  • Pictures – of alumnus as a preschooler & adult
  • Region where the Alumnus Lives – location by City and State
  • Family Information – significant other’s name and the number of children
  • Highest Education Attained – High School, Trade School, Community College, 4-year College/University or Graduate School
  • Current Job – job title as a general description, for example: Self-employed or specific, for example, plumber
  • Any Words of Wisdom – share any words of wisdom about education

Please send the information we seek in an email to


Congresswoman Nan Hayworth shaking hands with Chris Monteferante

Congresswoman Nan Hayw nominated Chris (Tom Thumb Alumnus) to the nation’s service academies to receive his appointment to West Point.

Thank You Notes December 2021

Thank You Notes December 2021

Thank you note to tom thumb from the k family

Dear Mrs. Brophy, We want to thank you for being a positive influence in our son’s life. We appreciate all that you and your whole team do in the lives of all these precious little ones! My son, Oliver, has had an amazing experience thus far and he loves to attend (your) school like never seen before. We are grateful!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Full of Many Blessings
The K Family


thank you note to tom thumb from marisa and christian

Dear Mrs. Brophy, Thank you for all you do! Thank you for being so kind and generous to my son and I, and for taking the time out to help him adjust! I am so grateful! You are a remarkable woman, a true legend!
Merry Christmas & A Happy Healthy New Year!
Marisa & Christian


thank you note to tom thumb from sienna

Dear Mrs. Brophy, Thank you for all you do caring for my daughter, Sienna. We are new to Tom Thumb and couldn’t be happier with all the experiences and knowledge she is gaining – We can’t wait for her sister and brother to experience Tom Thumb in the future! We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!
Happy New Year!
Sienna M
(Purple Room)

Lakeland 2021 Valedictorian

Lakeland 2021 Valedictorian

Lakeland High School 2021 Valedictorian, Tom Thumb Graduate of 2008

“At Tom Thumb, we are all proud of Sayani Aggarwal for her achievements and the person she has become. It’s with warm affection I look back at the past. It seems almost like yesterday when Sayani was a little kid with a big smile in her cap and gown at her Tom Thumb Graduation in 2008. Now, she is a young woman with a wonderful future ahead.  Sayani is part of the Next Great Generation of Americans that will change this world.”, Nancy Brophy

image of press artical of tom thumb class of 2008 student, Sayani Aggarwal

GRADUATION SECTION — Special Supplement to Yorktown News – July 8, 2021

GRADUATION SECTION — Special Supplement to Yorktown News – July 8, 2021


Lakeland High School


Valedictorian – Sayani Aggarwal


By Nick Trujillo Staff Writer


Under the scorching sun at Dutchess Stadium, Lakeland’s Sayani Aggarwal addressed her classmates, faculty, and parents, reflecting on the past four years and how the unique end to her high school career allowed her class to appreciate aspects of her school in ways they would not have.

“We had no choice but to cherish the moments we had in high school as we sat in our homes for days on end,” said the valedictorian. ‘As we figured out how to express emotions behind a mask, we cherished the times when we could clearly see a classmate’s smile across a room.”

When COVID-19 regulations started to lift, and Lakeland students could begin – to meet in person again, Aggarwal said that this added to the impact those moments would make on their high school memories.

“When we were given opportunities to gain back some sense of normalcy, we cherished these moments even more because we knew that these were the final chances we had to make lasting memories, even if they were not the memories that we planned to make as freshmen,” said the National Honor Society member.

Aggarwal thanked many people who have supported her throughout her life and through an unprecedented time in her life. She thanked her friends for bringing out the best in her on her darkest days. She thanked her teachers for their influence and guidance. She thanked the parents of the volunteer group, “Class of 2021 Let’s Get it Done!” for their work in celebrating Lakeland’s seniors. She thanked and expressed her gratitude to her parents for their unconditional love and support.

“We are walking away with a shared experience, an experience that will continue to connect us as we journey through the various chapters of our lives,” said Aggarwal. Our shared experience, our memories, will be the source behind each word written in the history of these times, and through those memories, we will be immortalized.”

Aggarwal had a weighted GPA of 101.73 and never earned less than an “A” in any subject, including in her lauded science research work. She is interested in pursuing the area of chemistry

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