Seniors’ ceremonies at Santiago College are part of a tradition dating from more than a century and marking the end of a phase and the beginning of another. Consequently, when ending the last school year, all twelfth-graders are distinguished with a number of emblems and ceremonies, beginning with the Tie Ceremony, and ending this phase of celebrations with the Commencement and the Senior Ball.
Below, you will find the photographs of the ceremonies that had not been published yet.
The Breakfast ceremony dates from the times when Santiago College was a boarding school. According to tradition, in the morning of the Commencement day, boarders had breakfast together with their teachers and classmates – for the last time – before graduation. Until today Psalm 23 is usually read: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” and, thereafter, the home teachers of each class say good-bye to their students with an emotional speech.
Once Commencement is over, juniors attend the Prom: a party only for them in preparation for the new phase these students will begin the following year as the Senior class.
At the end of November or beginning of December, the Alumni Association officially receives seniors as members of their institution at the Last Supper. This ceremony takes place every year at school, attended by former students of different classes. It is a great instance where friends and classmates meet again after several years of not seeing each other. During this activity, the Alumni Association delivers the “English Award” to the student that has reached the highest mark average in English in the last four years of school. The requirement to receive this distinction is that English must not be the acknowledged student’s native tongue.
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