Today’s graduation ceremony at EC Montreal was extra special! Our student Sara Gutierrez, from Colombia, was among our graduates. She has been studying at EC Montreal since February 13, 2017. She was participating in our 30 Lesson, Bilingual programme, taking French in the morning and English electives. She has been a model student ending her 6 month stay with a 95% attendance record! Sara was a very popular student always surrounded by great friends.
The certificate ceremony began on a very emotional note. All the students were crying and hugging each other not wanting to say good bye to their friends.
Sara’s parents showed up in the office earlier this morning and told us they wanted to surprise their daughter during the ceremony. We agreed it would be a wonderful surprise! We kept Sara’s certificate until the end and when we called out her name we did not have the certificate to present to her – instead, her family came out from hiding and handed it to her. Sara ran into their arms and hugged them tightly and they all shed tears of joy being reunited after all these months apart.
The entire student lounge felt the emotions so deeply and there were many tears shed among us! It was such a special moment and we felt so honored to be a part of it. Congratulations Sara on your achievements at EC Montreal! We will miss you!