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2020 HQIS Graduation Ceremony Review
June 18th was a fantastic day for our students, our teachers, our parents, and each member of our wonderful community as we held our annual graduation ceremony. It was a moment of pride, excitement, joy, and yes, bittersweet feelings due to some inevitable farewells.
Before the graduation ceremony, all teachers, students and parents observed a minute of silence to honor the doctors, nurses, medical staff, and all the heroes who sacrificed to protect us.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the US, our Head of School Mr. Okma could not attend the ceremony. He nevertheless sent us a video where he addressed our G5 graduates as well as our middle and high school students. As for our middle and high school graduates, Mr. Okma talked about the great role that this new generation of people play, and the significance of our Upper School students as , who need to take action for a better world on a path of human development.
Our middle and high school students received certificates for their outstanding work, carried out with extreme diligence even during the unprecedented period of the Covid-19 pandemic, This time the graduation ceremony was really special.
This time the graduation ceremony was really special. This is because this year HQIS produced its very first High School graduate student, Jenny Sun. Jenny has been one of the most outstanding students in our school. We are proud of her as she takes one more step into adulthood. Our first high school graduate, has received offers from many Top 30 universities in the US; most recently from the University of California – Irvine, and Purdue University. She previously received offers from both Northeastern University and Pennsylvania State University.
The Grade 10 English class decided to put this to the test by rehearsing and performing the poem “Prayer Before Birth” by Louis MacNeice. The group worked on the piece for over 2 weeks, learning the 8-stanza long poem off by heart.
Congratulations owls and owlets!
Special thanks to our Grade 9 student Robin. Robin’s skills as a photographer are just incredible! Thank you Robin for your support and for your amazing pictures!
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