Seventy-eight seniors graduated today and are about to embark on diverse paths that will open new doors and limitless possibilities. Students celebrated this passage with two eloquent speeches given by graduating seniors Carolina Beccari and Danilo Cressman. Our guest speaker this year, Kawinzi Muiu, Director of Gender at the World Food Programme, delivered one of the most memorable speeches St. Stephen’s has heard in years. In her uplifting remarks, she encouraged the class of 2017 to meet life’s challenges with bravery, freedom and power, referring to them as “young lions” who will go out into the world to inspire, to find solutions and to continue learning so that they will not only be responsible global citizens, but will be resources for themselves, their families and for their nations. “Use your power,” she said, “to shape the world for the common good.” And as this day comes to a close, we hope that the next chapter of our students’ young lives will continue to be filled with passion and curiosity for learning, discovery and exploration. May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
This year the School provided families with a package of three photos. Additional photos will be available for viewing online on Monday. Our traditional video of the entire event will also be sent to households along with a five-minute trailer. As we did last year, today’s graduation ceremonies were streamed live on Facebook and you can rewatch the feed by clicking here or by cutting and pasting the following link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFIp8Kg8cFQ).
In addition to the envelope of complimentary photos, you may purchase other photos from our end-of-year school events from the following website: www.mychifoto.it
- Click Eventi in the upper left hand corner and go to St Stephen's School.
- The password is graduation
You may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which photos you are interested in purchasing.