Friday, May 31, 2013

Claire's BMA Graduation

Claire graduated from Beskydy Mountain Academy in the Czech Republic today!

Graduation was held at the town hall in our little city, Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, in a special ceremony room. Officials from the city were there, along with faculty from BMA, parents and friends.

Claire's class teacher these past four years, Paul Till, gave a very moving address to his students, full of heartfelt love and parting thoughts for them. He flew back from the States just yesterday (after attending his own son's university graduation in Rhode Island) to be there for his students. This is one amazing teacher!

I loved watching the response of his students as he talked to them!

The actual graduation ceremony is a quiet one, with little pomp and circumstance, and over fairly quickly. And yet, it's quite meaningful.

Each student is congratulated by the principal, their class teacher, and an official from the city.

After a dear speech by one of Claire's classmates, and a special song by BMA students, it was over within an hour. 

 Our girl, and last child, is finished with Czech school!!!

We are incredibly thankful for the ways that God has cared for our kids these past 18 years in the Czech school system. They have learned so much (as have we!), and been stretched in many ways. It wasn't always easy, but they did it, and did it well!

So proud of our kids for having gone all the way through!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Claire!~ What a huge milestone. I'm celebrating with you from here!