Merriam Webster defines “milestone” as “a significant point in development,” which is the perfect description of graduation. Graduation is a rite of passage, a symbolic transition in a student’s academic journey that sets him or her on the path to the next stage of life. It is also a sign to all, especially the student, that hard work really does pay off. Most importantly, it is a time for celebrating all of the wonderful accomplishments that have brought your graduate (and you parents) to this occasion.
One hundred percent of Catholic school seniors in the Archdiocese of Hartford graduate, and we couldn’t be prouder. This accomplishment reflects our dedication to providing a high-quality education while instilling a passion for learning.
In a child’s educational journey, he or she will likely not just graduate from high school. He or she may go through a few graduation ceremonies in his or her lifetime (i.e., preschool, kindergarten, 8th grade, college), and each and every one is a significant milestone. Below you’ll find some great ideas on how to celebrate this monumental day.
- Family meal (cookout or at a favorite restaurant)
- Day trip
- Sentimental gifts
No matter what you do to celebrate your child’s graduation, this is a time for you to show your pride and encouragement not only for what has been, but also for what is to come. For your accomplished student, it is also a time of pride as well as hope for a promising future. Now, the following words from Pope Francis are especially poignant:
“Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!”
Congratulation to all of our graduates! You make us proud.
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