Monday, July 11, 2011

Commencement Day, 2011

June 19, 2011 was the day for the Nineteenth Comment Exercise at the San Antonio United Pentecostal School. This is one of the two public schools in San Antonio, the other school is the Catholic School.

Here in Belize, mandatory education starts at about age 5 with Infant I. The students then progress to Infant II, then Standard 1 through 6. At about age 13 graduates from Standard 6 then can continue on to college, what is called high school in the USA; get a job; or go to the Center for Education Training which teaches trades like auto mechanics, tour guiding, hospitality, carpentry, etc.

Hector with his parents, Marta and Julian.

Hector Morales, one of our neighbors, graduated this year with the highest marks in Mathematics. Two of our other neighbors, Wilton and Daisy Ixtecoc also graduated, Wilton taking first in Science. Next year all three will be starting First Form at Eden College in Santa Elena.

After the ceremony, everyone gathered around outside for a bite to eat and talk with their friends and family.

Two of my buddies, Johan and Jimmie hung out with me like they usually do, making sure I don’t get into too much trouble.

Congratulations to all the graduates!!!

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