Leaving with heads held high

Leaving with heads held high
The graduating students with the guest of honour and school dignitaries.

SINGAPORE - On March 22, NPS International School bade goodbye to the 2014 batch of graduating students at the school's graduation ceremony. The graduating batch consists of students from CBSE Grade 12 and IB Year 2 who have or will be appearing for their respective final board examinations from March to June.

The ceremony, held at the school, began with the grand march of the graduating class, which included students completing both the CBSE as well as IBDP syllabuses and ended with a formal dinner for all parents, students and staff present. It was a nostalgic trip down memory lane for all. Many of the students have gained places in foreign universities like King's College London, University of Leeds, Aston University Birmingham, University of California and Purdue University, with a few achieving placements in all the schools they had applied for. One of the students had secured a substantial scholarship of US$35,000 from Michigan State University to pursue his studies in Economics.

Chairman of Khattar Holdings Sat Pal Khattar was the guest of honour for the ceremony. Chairman and founder of NPS group of schools Dr K.P. Gopalkrishna and Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) CEO T. Raja

Segar were also present. During the ceremony, the fifth annual yearbook, Footsteps 2013-2014, a project completely managed by the senior students, was released. Through various projects, including the yearbook, the students raised and donated a sum of $7,500 to SINDA at the ceremony. Mr Raja Segar received the cheque and congratulated the students on their thoughtfulness.

Graduating students Pranav Putcha from IB and president of the school senate Aarthi Baby Thomas from CBSE spoke about the fond memories and experiences at NPSI. Mr Balaji, father of Divyaa Balaji, and Mr Ravishankar, father of Samyukta Ravishankar, also shared their emotions, thoughts and experiences.

Said the head of school Dr Matthew Sullivan: "The graduation ceremony was an unforgettably beautiful and moving event for all parents and students, and a moment in time that we will all cherish as a community. "

Added the parents of Karan Suresh, Mrs Vijaya and

Mr Suresh: "We just wanted to congratulate the school on a very well-organised event. The programme was well thought out, but more importantly it was an extremely memorable occasion for us parents."

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