July 30, 2020
This graduation marks the achievement of a milestone for the student (and his loved ones) like myself. It also marks the start of new opportunities and challenges. One can feel mixed emotions at this time of the year. Worry because of the uncertainty of the next chapter, especially in a virus plagued world; sadness because it means leaving behind the best experiences in the school with friends and teachers we have come to love; yet mostly joy because it is an honor to graduate and earn the security of a better tomorrow.
For me, as a graduate of Grade 12, this is not merely a celebration, but an inspiration for a brighter future. Therefore, I strive to take into heart everything I have learned through those years and use them to do what is right, honest, and truthful. And I try to face what is ahead with hope, despite the uncertainties, believing that hope will spur me to march forward to be victorious through life.
Jay Kier, 19
(This reflection was written by Jay-Kier in Filipino and was later translated and edited to English by a CMSP staff for publication)