At the Island Academy, San Pedro - Belize
It was graduation day at the Island Academy. I won an award and this made me feel very happy. To the left, is me with my teacher, Ms. Emily. I just love her. She will not be teaching next year at the Island Academy, and this makes me very sad. In fact, I actually cried - when I learned this. Ms. Emily misses her family in the States and will be going home this summer.
Today was a very special day for me. All the parents gathered under the canopy, as we walked down the isle (hand-in-hand) with our classmates and took our seats. We sang the Island Academy song to our parents, a little song that humors the funny side of daily life at our school.
The various teachers stood up and each spoke for a few minutes, as they told us - what they appreciated about their students and their class. This touched all of us, especially when Teacher Sue started to cry, at the thought of parting. The whole audience then had a tear in the corner of their eye as well. Lady Bowen handed out awards (Dolphin Dollar Awards) to those who excelled in helping others. I was blessed to receive a Dolphin Dollar Award.
In closing, Lady Bowen expressed her gratitude to all the teachers, for their dedication to the program in making the school a success. Lady Bowen then cranked up the music (everyone clapped), as we danced our way down the isle and out of the canopy - to honor "the last day of school".
After the ceremony, mom took Ms. Daisy (our nanny), my sister, brother and I - to Victoria House, for a very special lunch. We had the molten chocolate cake for dessert - which I must say, is absolutely out of this world.
We wanted to thank you Lady Bowen, for making this school year possible. We are very appreciative of all that you do.