Keystone 2021班在大流行的挑战中庆祝成长、坚韧和成功

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ǞǞǞ 鼎石学院 2021级学生正在向他们学术旅程的下一个阶段迈进,庆祝他们在大流行病中的复原力、成长和高中的成功。

Head of School Malcolm McKenzie referred to the cohort’s unique graduation stole, whose golden fringe was derived from the hulless barley, to symbolize the hope that the class would “grow, mature, and harvest with bravery and resilience, regardless of difficulties in life.” He also shared his appreciation for their contributions to Keystone “so far”.

“I say ‘so far’ deliberately, because ‘so far’ has been a relatively short period of time, the few years that you have been in our school,” Mr. McKenzie expressed. “You are just now starting the next phase of your lives. You have many more years of contributions to make to Keystone, the wonderful school that has nurtured you.”

从个体中产生的森林

在5月22日(星期六)的毕业典礼上,2021级学生代表乔治-乔分享了他的讲话,他惊叹于鲸鱼坠落的现象,即巨大的海洋哺乳动物的残骸慢慢落入海底,为各种水生生物提供养料,从而成为一个几十年的生态系统。这个过程让乔先生印象深刻,不仅是因为它的 "诗意和规模",还因为 "生命,森林从一个个动物身上出现",它们的主要营养来源来自微小的磷虾和浮游生物。

"想象一下,我们每天采取增量的做法,消化这些小块的教训和收获,[就像]鲸鱼在每餐中如何消化数以百万计的磷虾,"乔先生说。"这些在短期内似乎可以忽略不计......但如果我们每天都采取这些增量的措施来武装自己,充实自己,我们每个人都可以成为自己领域的巨人,可以为我们的生态系统提供平等和营养。"

乔先生邀请他的同学们 "思考一下 "他们即将在未来种植的森林,以及这些世界将如何惠及更多的人,以便 "他们可能会从我们的成长中分享,成为巨人"。

“There is so much space in there waiting for us to fill in after we dive into the greater oceans,” he continued. “This ceremony should not be the end of anything but rather, the start of everything, a new life, a new way of living, a new person.”

步入新的篇章

基石即将离任的高中校长戴安娜-马泰利博士将第四届毕业生称为 "坚韧的2021班",他们在整个大流行病期间都坚持了下来。代表教师发言的个人与社会教师和12年级组长雷切尔-霍普金斯回忆说,这届学生在2019年开始学习文凭课程时 "已经准备好迎接挑战",但后来却遇到了不同的现实。

“The new challenge came … [and it] was having to live in the virtual world,” she said. “Think about it: there was no history lesson you could look back on to see how to do this. You may have thought, ‘I don’t want to do my classes online. How do I do this?’ And although those questions continued in your mind, you still persevered. You created a new pathway for yourself. You never gave up.”

霍普金斯女士敦促新毕业生在这个新的篇章中继续前进,"利用那些挑战使你们的成功变得有意义","在你们周围有那些支持和鼓励你们成为最好的自己的人"。更重要的是,她提醒全班同学要 "激励他人",同时记住要笑,寻找快乐,创造回忆,尽管生活中存在压力,但要快乐。

"当你离开时 基石, don’t forget the memories that you have made here [and] take those life lessons and go into the world with full confidence to take on whatever challenges,” she added.

说 "永远更好"

Before the graduation day, the outgoing class and the incoming seniors congregated at the 基石 拱门作为一种通过仪式。在那里,2021级的76名成员将一朵白玫瑰传递给新的高年级学生,以表达领导权的庄严移交。

学生领袖Tori Gu代表2021级学生发言,感谢她11年级的同学们在过去几年中的支持和信任。顾女士曾是宿舍管理员,各种学生委员会的成员,以及 基石 representative to global student conferences. From these experiences, Ms. Gu has learned to “stop worrying [because] it does not get you anywhere.”

"你不可能完美......不可能!"她高兴地说,"然而,你可以在事情上变得更好。但是,在领导力方面,有一点是必不可少的。拥有]勇气--不同意的勇气,大声说话的勇气,分享声音的勇气,原谅他人的勇气,更重要的是,原谅自己的勇气。"

“There’s another important part,” she continued. “Learn to be the leader of yourself. First, learn how to lead yourself, then you will be just fine leading others. Everyone has different goals, dreams, and plans for the future—so it is unfair to compare when we are all on different journeys. Instead of that, let us encourage each other to move forward on our own paths.”

"在我们继续之前,我想和你们分享一个我很喜欢的拉丁语单词--瓜尔佳她说:"或'越来越好'。

成为一名教师

"我希望你们所有人都能成为老师,教别人生活,以及如何最好地生活,无论你们选择什么职业,"麦肯锡先生对2021届学生说。"这是一种能力,是 基石 赐给你们的,你们也要传给别人。"

麦肯锡先生提到了1973年夏天他在内陆国家莱索托的假期志愿者工作,当时他刚完成大学一年级的学业。在返回南非之前,他和在莱索托山村建立保健诊所的德国医生乔-皮尼(Jo Pini),在名为Khotso的向导的带领下,到马勒苏尼亚内瀑布进行了为期五天的徒步旅行。两名徒步者带着装满露营用品的马鞍袋,而向导只带着一条破旧的毯子、硬面包和他沿途获得的未熟透的桃子旅行。

麦肯锡先生在谈到霍特索时说:"这个了不起的人在短短几天内教会了我很多关于生命的东西。"霍特索在旅途中 "轻装上阵,安静地交流,[并]认真倾听"。

“He humored his two clients with wisdom and curiosity, and he was open to the opportunity of learning from us.  He loved the wild landscapes that we traveled through.  He knew his place in these landscapes.  We learned our own place in them from his humility and his experience.  He exemplified self-reliance, and passed this on to us.  Above all, he kept us safe, in the stream of his knowledge and the cascade of his care.”

Mr. McKenzie shared the anecdote to remind the graduates of the unconventional ways of teaching and learning as they go beyond 基石.

"到目前为止,正如我在开始时所说,你们做得很好,非常好。但你们还有很长的路要走,"他说。"一路上向你遇到的人学习,特别是那些起初可能看起来不太可能的老师。我们的生活 基石 在你们的生活中,你们会在不知不觉中教导他人。"

"麦肯锡先生说:"如果你们认真对待我,并成为一名教师,你们将在你们的余生中为你们的学校和我们所有人(包括你们自己)而努力工作。

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鼎石学院

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