Congratulations Class of 2021!

Last week, our Grade 12 students graduated! We were fortunate to have been able to hold a graduation ceremony for our students and their families to attend to celebrate such a joyous occasion. We are super proud of our students for finishing their studies at AISG. They have shown amazing resiliency and perseverance during these challenging times.

It was an exciting night! To start the ceremony, the Upper Secondary orchestra played “La Rejouissance” from Royal Fireworks Music by G.F. Handel as our faculty entered the theater.

teacher fixing student's graduation cap
students helping fix each other's graduation caps
students gathered round a computer in their graduation caps and gowns

Afterwards, a video edited by one of the senior students played, depicting fun memories of our seniors during their time at AISG. It was fun and nostalgic looking back at how our students have grown during their time here.

graduates walking down a hall highfiving teachers

Our students then entered to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” as everyone cheered and applauded as they made their way to the stage. Five students who have not been able to return to campus attended the ceremony virtually with their faces present on stage on a very large screen.

graduates walking down stairs in theaters getting applause
orchestra playing
students walking down aisle of theater in cap and gown as parents take photos and clap
graduates seated on stage full view of stage and audience

The Upper Secondary choir performed during the ceremony as well, with our senior choir members performing solos for their last performance at AISG, a touching moment for everyone.

graduates performing solos in choir
choir performing onstage

We had great guest speakers during the night. Two Grade 12 students gave funny and heart moving speeches commemorating their time at AISG.

graduate giving speech
graduate giving speech
graduates seated laughing and clapping

Our Secondary Principal, Dr. Lyso, our Director, Mr. Baker, our Board Chair, Mr. Jung, and a teacher that the graduating class nominated, Mr. Cheung, all gave great speeches with precious advice for our students to bring into the next chapter of their lives.

man giving speech on stage
man giving speech onstage
students given leis

The grand finale included each Grade 12 student walking across the stage to receive their diploma while a spokesperson read to the audience their personal messages of thanking those who have helped them and the memories of AISG that will never be forgotten. With everyone’s diploma in hand and after the ritual of moving the tassel from the right to the left, Dr. Lyso gave the final congratulations that was met with the throwing of their caps and the boom of confetti in the air!

student given diploma onstage
student smiling with diploma with principal director board of governors
students throwing graduation caps in the air
graudate walking offstage smiling

We are immensely proud of our students and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Remember, once a Ram, always a Ram!

group of graduates laughing
graduates holding flowers and smiling

 


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