We are so proud of this whole class, but especially of these two that have lived at our place for the last couple years. We know how hard they've worked. Both Ruby and Ronald have overcome a lot to be were they are today and they're the first ever in their families to graduate from high school. They also both received a special award for their proficiency in the English language.
November is graduation month for schools in Honduras and we've been partying with lots of graduating students.
First we celebrated with Ruby and Ronald at Instituto El Rey's graduation. These two were part of a class of twenty-one students that graduated with a Bachillerato (a degree that lets them go on to university) and a technical degree in computers. These were the first students Jason taught as 7th graders back in 2006.
We were also invited to celebrate with the graduating 6th grade class at our elementary school in Urraco. They asked Jason to be the padrino (sponsor/guest of honor) for the graduating class. This was to honor Give Hope 2 Kids and what we've offered the kids of the community through English classes and Lee's Library.
One of Ruby's younger sisters, Jenny, graduated with this class. Here's a picture of Jason presenting her with an award for academic excellence. We are excited that she and her next older sister, Areli, will be entering Instituto El Rey as 7th graders in February.