Basica Graduation, 2012 November 4, 2012

I just received a wonderful set of photos from the 2012 graduation ceremony at the Escuela Luisa y Benjamin Paul that our Beca students attend for their middle school years. 7 of our original Beca students graduated from the equivalent of 9th grade this year. They’ll each pick a career field and choose a Diversificada school – like a combination of high school and college – for the next 3 years. One student, Miguel, was unable to attend graduation but here are some of my favorite photos of the others. Three of the Cooperativa’s directors – Mynor, Griselda, and Luis – are pictured in the final photo with the students.

The girls are ready for the ceremony to begin – Josefa Angelina and Andrea Guadalupe are 3rd and 4th from the left.
Girls - Josefa and Andrea 3rd and 4th from left

Rosemary and her walking partner.
Rosemary and her walking partner

Andrea prepares to walk.

María Cecilia and her walking partner head out on a bed of pine needles, common in important Guatemala ceremonies.
María Cecilia

The audience and the stage; note that many of the mothers are wearing matching blouses.

Juan Carlos receives his diploma
Juan Carlos

A proud moment for Josefa Angelina
Josefa Angelina

Rosa Yanira’s turn

Andrea and her parents
Andrea and parents

From left: Andrea, María Cecilia, Juan Carlos, Josefa Angelina, Rosa, and Rosemary

The group with Griselda, Luis, and Mynor (3rd, 4th, and 7th from left)
Group with directors

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Sharon Stewart November 6th, 2012

Congratulations on your success and Graduation!

You have accomplished much. We are proud of your progress.

Best wishes,

Mrs. Sharon Stewart

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