The grand opening ceremony began with two students singing while playing guitar by themselves. They were followed by different groups of students stepping onto the stage holding various signs in their hands, such as “the Most Competitive Homeroom”, “the Strongest Homeroom”, etc.
At 3 pm on Feb. 21st, the opening ceremony started.
During the warming-up performances, Ting Yu and Justin Chi sang a song while playing the guitar, Peter Zhang played a piano solo, and Jenny Wang and others performed a dance, showing students’ artistic talents and the wonderful campus life they had in the past semester.
The speeches of faculty representative and student representatives ignited lots of laughter from the audience.
In his speech, 12th grader Harry Yu encouraged the 12th graders to make the best use of their last 4 months at school, and advised non-12 graders to work harder on their standardized tests such as TOEFL, SAT and ACT.
On behalf of their respective grade, the above three students shared their experience of growth with all the students.
The awarding session is the most-anticipated and the most inspiring.
All the Straight A students awarded on stage had earned their honor by hardwork. Seeing student groups representing “the most competitive homeroom class,” “ the strongest homeroom class”, “ the S and A class clubs” walk onto the stage, we all understood that their great efforts and teamwork paid off.
Finally, Principal Bowen gave a summary speech. He illustrated the significance of setting a goal and challenging ourselves with the “entropy reduction” law in thermodynamics. He also inspired us with a quote from Kazuo Inamori : “ A sense of fulfillment will be brought after you working very hard to achieve a goal”, and an inspiring song "I believe".