Our School Administrator, Mr. Gregorio Ponce; our School Directress, Mrs. Adoracion C. Ponce; our Preschool Department Head, Mrs. Eloisa Ponce-Riego; hardworking faculty and support staff; our loving and supportive parents; my fellow graduates… good morning!
Proverbs 22 and 6, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”It is a humbling experience to be able to stand up here and thank, on behalf of all the graduates of Jean-Baptiste of Reims College batch 2014-2015, all those who have shaped our young minds into a massive sponge of hope and excellence.
First and foresmost, we would like to thank the support staff for their astounding patience amidst our childish ways. We would also like to thank our parents for giving us the opportunities to explore and to discover our full potential. We are sorry that sometimes, we forget how hard you have worked and will work to give us quality education.
To all our teachers: teacher Loi, teacher MJ, teacher Charm, teacher Beth, teacher Dess and teacher Rizza… thank you so much! Although we are far from perfect, we believe that we are much better kids than the kids we would have been had we not met all of you. I know that teachers, just like my mother, don’t make much money. However, your devotion to your profession made you even richer than Bill Gates.
School is not just about learning how to count, read and write. They are important but just as important are love and friendship. Jean-Baptiste of Reims College places great emphasis not only on excellence but also on being part of a bigger family. It is – and will always be an honor to have been part of this family.
Above all, we thank the Almighty Father. Without Him, none of this would have been possible.
It is impossible for me to thank everyone so as a sign of our gratitude, I am asking my fellow graduates to stand up. My fellow graduates, to show our gratitude to everyone who made all this possible, let’s give them a big round of applause.
Thank you so much and congratulations to us all!