Published June 14, 2013
By Lorena Baboza, Tu Decides
I always enjoy going to a graduation ceremony. It’s a reunion where family, teachers, friends, and the community in general meet to celebrate hard work, discipline and success reached by those graduating. When we witness youth achieving goals after having lost their motivation and dreams, the satisfaction is even greater because of the great challenges that they have faced…leaving behind their bad decisions and influences.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony for students from the CBC High School Academy. The Planetarium served as the location on a sunny morning full of nerves, pride, recognition and many thanks.
Youths between the ages of 16 and 20 that have already given up on their studies, that dedicated themselves to “doing nothing,” received their diplomas among flowers and cheers from the crowd.
The academy’s director, Leonor de Maldonado, emphasized the hard work put in by those graduating, by their professors, and highlighted the support that they received from their families.
Through the emotional words from several of the youth that received their diplomas, it was clear that conviction is needed to continue with your studies. That Friday morning, not only did they receive their diploma, but also the motivation and proof that through their talent, discipline and hard work, they will climb the steps of higher learning and one day become the future professionals that our society needs. Congratulations, graduates!
Have a happy week, and God Bless!
Dr. Barboza invites you to visit her blog: hablandonosentendemos.podbeam.com and to listen to “Creciendo con CBC” every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on “Mi Favorita” 92.5FM.
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