A day of hopes, anticipation, and crossed fingers. A day of pride and the fruits of hard work. One of the most wonderful days of the year.
The academic year 2012-2013 was great. We attended school for one hundred and ninety two days. One thousand three hundred and forty four hours. Eighty thousand six hundred and forty minutes. What did we do in all this time? What did we achieve? Where is the measure of our accomplishments? What do I get for all those hours I spent preparing for my finals, or all that careful attention I paid to every brushstroke on my art project? The answer is simple- Awards day.
Awards day for the year 2012-2013 was like Christmas all over again! There’s just nothing that beats walking onto that stage, head held high, hearing your name being announced for the whole world to recognize what you have earned. Every single student was recognized for his or her talents and achievements. Some were extremely good academically and received scholastic awards, some had talents that lay outside the classroom and were given excellence awards; and many received a few of both! Parents’ hearts were swollen with pride. Out of the hundreds and hundreds of awards that were given out, every single one marked an achievement for the entire school.
Most importantly, awards day instils in us students a desire for excellence. It’s a day when new aspirations are created for the upcoming academic year. Awards day is when all of us are inspired to set bigger goals and reach higher. And as you really think about excellence, it isn’t all in the awards, or in awards day itself. Excellence is in every single one of those eighty thousand six hundred and forty minutes. So, now that the year 2013-2014 has arrived, I believe that every single one of us should aim for excellence in every moment. That way, we’ll have an even more proud awards day to look forward to next year!
On an ending note, congratulations to all the students for earning the awards and to all the proud parents as well! Also, a huge thanks to all our teachers and faculty and most of all to the whole Inventure community for giving us this wonderful celebration of our talents.