Another semester has come to an end! Time sure has flown quickly! On the last day of the 2018-2019 school year, Fuzhou Lakeside International School held two grand graduation ceremonies.
In the morning, the secondary graduates came to the well-decorated gym in their graduation attire. On this special day, all the FLIS secondary students and the parents of the graduates also came to give their blessings to the graduates. Ms. Ashim Pheirim, the Vice Principal, took the stage to deliver the welcome speech, in which she acknowledged the achievements of the graduates as well as the efforts of parents and teachers. Ms. Ashim also presented the students with certificates of recognition, and honored students who were named to the Honor roll for high academic standards. At this milestone event, a few teachers and student representatives gave speeches as well. Additionally, we had an instrumental from Ashley Wu on the zither, a vocal solo from Mr. Calvin Chen, and a vocal duet from Kaiden Myers, this year's valedictorian, and his mother, Tina Myers-Abur. At last, the graduates received their diplomas from the FLIS Principal, Mr. Jerry Qiu. After the ceremony, many photos were taken to memorialize this meaningful event of their secondary school career.
The graduation ceremony for kindergarten students was held on the same day. It is so amazing how time slips away... it seems like just yesterday that they entered the campus for the very first time! Ms. Jeanne, the Director of ECE department, gave a speech of welcome. Looking back on the past, joyful, touching moments will not be forgotten; there were definitely setbacks and frustrations, but there was also progress. At the ceremony, the graduates of the kindergarten also brought us two choreographed dances, winning big applause. Then Ms. Jeanne went on stage again to present the children with diplomas. In a touching song called "Thank You Song", the graduation ceremony of FLIS 2019 class came to an end.
Graduation is definitely a milestone in the lives of students. After a brief break, our students will move on to a brand-new future and into a brand-new phase, but this is not goodbye! The time you have spent at FLIS will always be with you. When you feel lost, think of the warm times you have experienced here. Please remember that you are always a member of the FLIS family. Chase your dreams with courage! We wish all of you the very best that life has to offer you!