Congratulations Batch 2018!
After years of laborious study, all your hard work and sacrifice paid off. You’re now receiving the fruit of your labor – you graduated at last! Maybe along the way, you faced many hindrances and troubles. You may have stumbled upon many roadblocks but you succeeded to continue. And now, you can share it not only to your family but to the whole world, that you are now more responsible, educated, and transformed–21st century learners as envisioned in the Division’s Change Plan: TRANSFORM Naga which aims to produce graduates who passionately love their country and brave enough to face the challenges and complexities of the times as well as seize the opportunities that the new emerging global frameworks offer.
Graduation stirs mixed emotions among the graduates and their respective families. It is the moment to celebrate all the achievements, to glance at the past and usher in hope for tomorrow. Let me quote Arie Pencovici , “Graduation is only a concept. In real life everyday you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life, if you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.”
It is not easy traversing the path of change, the endless quest to becoming an educated person but always shield yourselves with the light and guidance of our dear Lord. You will never be lost if you are in His hands.
This day is not the end of your diligent studies instead it is the beginning of the next chapter of your lives. Whatever awaits you beyond, always look at the brighter side of life, that despite tremendous trials you still cling on to your dreams.
My dear graduates, be thankful to your parents, to your teachers who served as your mentors, to your friends and others who inspired you to become what you are right now. Always be good to the people on your way up because they will be the same people you will meet on your way down. Be humble always and have patience in your heart.
I hope, after you participated in our activities like the local tours around the historical landmarks in the city and visit to the monuments of our heroes, your love for country is awakened. May you contribute in our beloved community as a productive citizen, a hero in your own right, a capable leader, and a responsible individual that will make your parents proud. Dear graduates, it takes courage to grow up, actualize who you really are and become the best person you could ever be.
May our Great Lord bless you on your journey to achieving your dreams and ambitions.
Good luck and Godspeed!
WILLIAM E. GANDO, CESO VI
OIC, School Division Superintendent