Congratulations to St. John’s Graduating Class of 2012!

St. John’s held its annual commencement exercises on Saturday, when 72 students representing over 30 nationalities walked the stage, receiving diplomas in honor of their completion of high school.

The commencement address, given by Ambassador Andebrhan Welde Giorgis, offered a source of inspiration and encouragement to the graduates. As they begin a new chapter of their lives, Giorgis reminded the graduates, with hard work comes great reward and prompted the students not to give up when times get tough.

 A student address was given by the St. John’s Head Boy, Joseph Bambridge. He urged his fellow graduates to “make the world more like high school” by continuing to include passion, friendship and love in all of their future endeavors.

Alongside being presented with diplomas, a number of graduates received Senior Awards and St. John’s-Family-Longstanding Awards.  

The ceremony included several musical performances by the High School and Senior Choirs as well as featuring the Chamber Orchestra, playing “Pomp and Circumstance” during the ceremony’s processional and recessional.

After taking care of the important business of switching tassels from right to left and tossing caps into the air, the ceremony was followed by a lovely reception for the graduates, their families and friends.

St. John’s wishes each graduate a great deal success in the future and many congratulations on their accomplishments so far!