On June 16, 2020, Shanghai Macduffie Bilingual High School held the sacred and solemn graduation ceremony and degree awarding ceremony for the 2020 senior high school graduates. Ms. Gao Caixia, Superintendent of Macduffie Education Group, Vicki Saul, Executive Principal of Shanghai Macduffie, and other school leaders, all senior three students and parents, teachers and students of the second grade and alumni attended the graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony was hosted by G10 students Yan Liyao and Zhang Le.
Executive Principal's speech/执行校长讲话
执行校长Vicki Saul祝贺高三学生顺利毕业，在他们即将开启新的篇章，续写他们新的人生故事时，要记住任何的成长都需要具备的三个品质:力量、乐观和坚韧。无论遇到多大的困难，都要有内在的决心和坚持。Vicki Saul和大家分享了自己学习和成长的三件最重要的事：首先，不要害怕相信简单的真理：“生活是你创造的”、“人生不是演习”、“你的未来还没有撰写出来”，所以请努力活出最好的自己。其次是要勇敢，勇于在一次次的打击下继续向前；勇于求助，不接受帮助才是真正的软弱；勇于帮助他人，即使不会得到直接的好处，但正因为无私的帮助才让这个世界变得更加美好。最后，她鼓励大家按照自己的方式去发现生活真正的目标。
Executive principal Vicki Saul congratulated the senior three students on their successful graduation. When they are about to open a new chapter and continue writing their new life stories, they must bear in mind the three qualities that any growth requires: strength, optimism and tenacity. No matter how difficult it is, there must be inner determination and persistence. Vicki Saul shared with them the three most important things to learn and grow: First, don’t be afraid to believe in simple truths: “Life is created by you”, “Life is not an exercise”, “Your future has not been written yet” , So try to live your best. The second is to be courageous and brave to continue to move forward under repeated blows; courageous to ask for help without accepting help is the real weakness; courageous to help others, even if they will not receive direct benefits, but it is because of selfless help that this world become better. Finally, she encourages everyone to discover the true goals of life in their own way.
CTC Principal's speech/CTC校长讲话
CTC 外方校长John Holtom赞赏了毕业生们努力克服学习新语言的困难和勇于接受学科新知识挑战的勇气。坚韧、灵活性和决心是克服困难的必备素质，他希望毕业生们在以后人生的道路上继续发扬这些品质。他鼓励学子们继续向前，带着热情去享受接下来的人生，让这个世界变得更加美好。
John Holtom, CTC's foreign principal, praised the graduates for their courage to work hard to overcome the difficulties of learning new languages and the courage to accept the challenges of new knowledge in the subject. Toughness, flexibility and determination are necessary qualities for overcoming difficulties. He hopes that graduates will continue to promote these qualities in the future life. He encouraged the students to move forward and enjoy the next life with enthusiasm to make this world a better place.
A speech by Director of Academics/学监讲话
Ms.Gao Caixia, Superintendent of Macduffie Education Group, solemnly announced that the graduates of our school will formally graduate in 2020 and express heartfelt congratulations to the graduates on behalf of the school. The transformation of the cocoon butterfly in three years is inseparable from the teacher's guidance, the parents' dedication and the accompany of the alma mater, as well as its own persistence and efforts. She hopes that graduates, as students of Macduffie, will have more "freedom in the sea and confidantes, and the world will be closer to each other", and more "the long winds and waves will be there, and the wind and waves will help the sea". Four years later, when you are on the world stage, don’t forget to go abroad for the sake of strengthening the country, and remember the mission of self-cultivation and family governance, which is also the common wish of generations of Yan and Huang. After 10 or 20 years, I hope that my classmates' national feelings will remain unchanged, "the world will rise and fall, everyone has a responsibility", and the Chinese people's life standards will remain unchanged.
A speech by our Alumni /校友讲话
Tang Yutong,a student in the University College London,a 2019 graduate of our school , came to his alma mater and shared the colorful university life after graduating from Macduffie last year. She encourages everyone to dare to try a different life, dare to succeed, and dare to accept failure and live out their own wonderful.
He Ping, a 2019 graduate of our school, now she is studying at the University of California, Los Angeles, encourages everyone to think independently and to look at things around them critically in a complex world.
A speech by parents' representative/家长代表讲话
Ms.Long Huini, the parent of Yang Yicheng, delivered her speech as a parent representative. She recalled that when she chose Macdiffie three years ago, she stepped out of the education system in the system and joined the international school. She lacked reference coordinates around her. In addition to advancing forward, she has no retreat and no way out. Fortunately, efforts and trust are not in vain.Macdiffie has given the children a good education and environment. Here, she sincerely thanks the principal and the school manager of the management team, and even more grateful to the hardest teachers, so that she has no regrets the original choice. For the graduates, he represents the elders and hopes that the children will be grateful, tolerant and continue to struggle. Bless them in the future, academic success, career success!
The executive principal Vicki Saul and Ms.Gao Caixia, the school supervisor of Macduffie Group, presented certificates and prizes to the winning students.
Presentation of Diplomas/颁发毕业证
The executive principal Vicki Saul and Ms. Gao Caixia, the school supervisor of Macduffie Group,issued graduation certificates to all graduates.
In order to thank the teachers, the graduates presented flowers to teachers and school leaders.
The graduates presented flowers and hugs for gratitude to their parents for raising.
A speech by the Valedictorian /毕业生代表讲话
As a graduate representative, Gao Qi recalled the colorful three-year life of high school as a graduate representative. In these 1095 days and nights, it may be a sleepless night to complete the homework, maybe it is day and night to prepare for TOEFL and IELTS, maybe it is not the end of the period. Day and night. Follow the courage of your heart and intuition to become the person you want to be. She thanked her parents for their support in life, spirit, economy, etc., and also thanked the teachers for showing the diverse high school classrooms, and thanked the students for accompanying them through the most beautiful youth.
Finally, Tang Yutong, Xue Yuezhi, Yang Yicheng, Lin Shiyi,and Wang Yuedong jointly cut the graduation cake and shared the joy of graduation with everyone.
The grass is away, praising Xia Sui.
Three years have passed by in a hurry, and you are about to wave goodbye to the Shanghai Macduffie campus, rush to the world, and go to the place of love. The graduation ceremony is the final chapter of high school life and a new starting point for a better life.
Farewell today, meet tomorrow under the blue sky.Sincerity is not forgotten, and ambitious. Wish all graduates of the 2020 class: here are flowers and fragrant all the way!