On June 4th , 2021, the sun emerged from behind masses of clouds. At
first, it was cloudy in the morning, but soon it cleared up and turned
sunny. The early summer breezes brought fragrance of gardenia. Today,
the class of 2021 seniors officially graduated from SHBS.
9 am, the graduates entered the auditorium wearing wreaths bearing the
blessings of the school and the underclassmen. Photos taken during their
childhood were played on the screen, bringing back their sweet
memories.In a twinkling of an eye, these lovely kids have grown up and
are about to attend different universities.
the videos of blessing prepared by teachers, students and the heads of
GIA, all kinds of emotions such as joy, nostalgia and so on welled up
in my heart.
year's commencement was different from those of the previous years. The
musical SE1Cou7H, originally created by students and Mr. Will Liu, was
the first to be performed on the stage. Performers sang about the story
of Felicity, a newcomer to a school, who was, at first, estranged by
others but eventually became open-hearted and was accepted by
others. The musical sounded an echo to nearly all growing up stories of
young kids. It’s amazing that the music, lyrics, singing, dancing and
props were all created by teachers and students independently.
The commencement officially started at 10 am.
Chris delivered the opening speech, in which he expected much of the
graduates’ future. Graduates are expected to do their best and be kind;
they are expected to remember to wear both straps when carrying a
backpack, just like trying to keep balance in their lives; they are
expected to smile at their life and remember to try some ice
cream occasionally. These are also what Principal Chris usually says as
reminders to students. Hearing these, all students gave a tacit smile.
Zheng Hongfang, president of Hongrun Construction Group, expressed
his best wishes to the graduates in his cordial local accent. He warned
them to face the uncertainty of the future, set goals, and make their
own glorious achievements. What he said showed the audacity of an
Yang, president of the parent-school committee and a representative of
parents, urged graduates to find a “mirror” that could be used
to reflect on themselves.The parents also had brocade flag made as a
gift of honor given to our school, the graduates’ homeroom teachers and
the most beloved and wisest Principal Chris.
Liang, an 11th grader and a representative of all students,
extended her most sincere gratitude and most sincere blessing to the
seniors. May they make more brilliant achievements around the world.
Mr. Zheng Hongfang, president of Hongrun Construction Group, awarded
Jacky An, the Graduate of highest Distinction, a certificate of honor.
Jacky will also be awarded a scholarship of 50,000 yuan.
behalf of the graduates, Jacky expressed his gratitude to his Alma
mater.He promised that all graduates will keep working hard and strive
for new glory.
graduates presented two gifts to their Alma mater -- bronze chariots
and horses and peach and plum trees, which mean that the school will be
able to break through thorns, and move all the way forward,
and thrive.Vice principal Liu Liu together with the other two vice
principals accepted the gifts and gave a touching speech of
came the most solemn moment.The graduates walked on to the stage one by
one to receive the diplomas presented by Principal Chris. Principal
Bowen moved their tassel to the right side. The rice or wheat ears were
ripe, symbolizing that the graduates have made academic achievements and
could fly high.
boys in yellow gowns and the girls in blue gowns stepped onto the stage
one by one solemnly and orderly to embrace this moment. It seemed as if
the atmosphere in the auditorium had become very solemn and all the
students,especially those graduates were filled with excitement.
President bowen sent his wishes to the graduates: "Don't hesitate to
connect, don't hesitate to love, and don't hesitate to live."
we grew up, many people have helped us. Among them parents are the ones
who have been giving us unconditional love and care from the moment we
were born.Graduates presented wreaths to their parents and thanked them
for their love and support.
the graduates sang the graduation chorus , students from the band and
the dance clubs brought a special surprise to the guests, showing the
versatility of SHBS students.The band, made up mostly of graduates, sang
"Doa", a Japanese song. "It's better to burn out than to fade
away!” The song shows the graduates' attitude towards life: dedicated to
their dreams! The students of the dance club made quite a stir in the
audience by performing a series of dances, vividly depicting their
Just as what Jacky An wrote in his “dedicated dreams”, a poem for the commencement:
We will travel far
To illuminate the world with our dreams and passion
To embolden our country with our gifts and determination
We will not forget
The place where we have risen
No matter distance or duration of separation”
May our graduates follow their dedicated dreams and travel far and wide, blessed by the best wishes from their Alma mater.