First Graduation

Two years sounds like a long time, but when I really reflect on time, I realize how short two years is, and how fast it is gone. We had the honor of graduating our first class and I will admit that I was proud, very proud of them when they walked off of that stage.

Graduation is done here much like graduation in the states. It is a ceremony. The students wore graduation gowns. We tried to make it as special as possible. Yet there were also a few contrasting differences. I will try to highlight what this ceremony looks like.

 

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Putting on the togas and caps.

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Carrying in the flag.

 

 

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Signing of the Acta – the students all sign this document that they have completed all of the governmental requirements.

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Comments from the students

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This part was very touching… the parents each come to the stage and give their children a ring.  This showed how proud the family members were of their students.

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The audience

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Saluting the flag.

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Parent’s speech.

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Lighting of the candles and accepting the graduates by the families.

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Passing on of the flag to the next class.

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Family Time

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Proud of these girls!

 

So where does that leave us? Well, just another year in. We are prepping for next year and have offered two different careers in nursing – a three year program, and a one year program. And this year’s class will be promoted as well in our high school program and we will accept a new class. Where does that leave us – relying on God’s grace and wisdom …. That’s right where it leaves us.  Winding down and winding up and giving thanks for the opportunity to see our first class graduate.

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