As we approach the end of an other wonderful school year in Admiral Farragut Academy TJ, we celebrate all that great memories we had and so many success is that we as a community have received.
This year we graduated 43 students from the AFA diploma program, five students from canadian OSSD program and 14 students from our A-LEVEL programme.
Together our graduates received 339 admission offers from 113 universities around the world along with 197,337 Dollars in academic scholarships. The Intelligence and talents of ours Grade 12 students are well proven by the glorious college placement results as they got accepted by Top institutions such as university of California berkeley, university of florida, university of toronto university college of London, just to name a few.
Our students’ successes are the results of the hard work from our faculty and staff. Despite the challenges we face during COVID- 19, all our faculty and staff are dedicated to make our school a safe and healthy place for students. Over the summer, we leased and renovated a second building to ensure that we have enough space to keep safe distances in classrooms and offices. At the same time, we were also able to triple the space of our courtyard between the two buildings to ensure our students have enough outdoor space as well.Before students return on campus, we stocked plenty of personal protective equipment such as masks and isolation gowns, gloves and goggles in our schools clinic and also make sure that hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are easily accessible all over campus.
While we put the safety of our students as the Top priority, we never stop challenging them academically by continuously delivering high-quality learning inside and outside of the classroom. Using apps such as Zooms and Tencent Meeting, we were able to reach our students even if they are temporarily stranded overseas so nobody is left behind.This year, we were able to raise the average GPA of our entire school by 12%. More students received high scores in standardized tests than ever before. Five more new AP courses are offered across Grade 10 to 12 and our students can take AP exams in our school beginning next spring. Thanks to the great success in our school’s Cognia accreditation this year with a score of 378.5 out of 400, our school received the highest score ever among all Cognia-accredited schools in China, a Top 50 score globally. This result demonstrates the commitment and effectiveness of our school community.My respect and gratitude go out to all stakeholders who have participated in accreditation process.
Looking into the future,we are a young school that still has a long way to go. We seek better practices and constant improvement every day. We thank our parents and students for their trust and support. Collectively,we can make our school one of the most reputable schools in China. When that day comes, which I think won’t be far away, I look forward to welcoming all of our alumni to return to campus and celebrate with us.
The reason that sharks live in the ocean is that they needs the vast space and opportunity to fulfill their talent, the nutrient in the sea will ensure that sharks remain kings. When I first arrived at AFA, I was nervous and unsure about what my future would hold and what kind of high school experience I wanted. Looking back on my time here, I am thankful for all of the guidance I received from my teachers, administrators, classmates, and everyone else who shaped me into the young man I am today. The way I see it I have mastered the skills that I need to be crowned “king” in my own life.
My time in the classroom helped me develop some key skills and a curiosity that will take me far. I have learned some of the most useful and important writing skills that I will need for my college career. Big shout out to Emberley, who has been so dedicated and helpful for all the time I was here. I have also received a sufficient amount of knowledge in the Science although eventually I will not be pursuing science as my future goal. I am confident that I have the basic academic foundation to do well in college as I explore what the Social Science majors have to offer.
In addition to academic knowledge and skills, I have developed my social skills and E.Q. as well. Tolerance, understanding, problem-solving, cultural differences, empathy and love; these are the things that will allow me to not just study abroad but thrive – to get along with others, make lifelong friendships, and adapt to a new way of life. After all, I’m not just going to America to get a diploma – I’m going to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and my time at AFA has really helped to prepare me for a new environment.
I have put in so much effort to get myself where I am now. There are many factors that eventually shaped me into the man I am now, speaking to all of you on this stage. This process is not only about me! I want to show everybody that each one of us, has our potential and value. Do not ever look down on yourself. Trust yourself, set your goal, and and do your best _there are all you have to do. Of Crouse, life won’t go easy on you, whenever there is an obstacle that is dragging you down. Remember this, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Be true to yourself, don’t try to be someone else, don’t try to replicate anyone because you can’t.It’s like Oscar Wilde once said: “Be yourself; everyone else is taken.”. If you like something, do it, but do it right. If you wanna be something, be it, but be the best. Nothing can ever limit you, only minds limit a man. Therefore, for whoever that need this advice, speak up, start action, put effort and stand out! Be true, be determined, be faithful and believe.
Before I leave this stage, I must once again express gratitude to all of our teachers, administrators, and classmates for the knowledge and character building that we couldn’t have received anywhere else. And most importantly, my appreciation to my parents, all these years of hard work, efforts, laughter and tears. It’s always them that stood right behind me, supporting me when I need the help and encouraging me when I was at my most desperate time. I couldn’t possibly achieve any of these without you, thank you for being so supportive and showing me your unconditional love. I have a clear idea of the kind of future that I want, one filled with challenging goals and bold adventure, and this high school experience – though not always perfect – was perfect for helping me reach my next chapter. Thank you all and I look forward to our continued successes together – congratulations to myself and the entire graduating class of 2021. Hoo-hah
Hello大家好，我是法拉古特中加班的毕业生Gloria。我非常荣幸能作为中加班的毕业生代表在这里发言。首先感谢法拉古特给我们提供一个全面发展的平台，让我们用三年的时间都成长为一个更好的自己。Farragut offers us not only an access to overseas study but an invaluable opportunity to grow up in a well-rounded manner.
Hello, my name is Dr. Adam Holden, and I am the president of Admiral Farragut Academy, here in Florida.
And I’d like to welcome you and to congratulate you on your graduation from our school.It means a great deal to be an Admiral Farragut graduate.We expect a lot of our graduate students.
First of all, the school, for many years, has been developing leadership at the highest level, both in the United States of America and around the world.
And our graduates lead wherever they go.Graduates also lead with integrity, so I would challenge you to be mindful of the decisions that you make, and know that as the ambassador and a graduate of our school,there is always a responsibility on you as graduates.
Lastly, our graduates take service very seriously. We have for years been producing citizens that serve their local communities and that serve the world the world more generally.And I challenge you to see the ways that you can serve your local communities, and more broadly, across the world.
Today is the day when I can welcome you to join the alumni family at Admiral Farragut.And as an alumni, you have the immediate connections all around the world.Our global footprint encompasses the entire globe. And you should know that you are a valuable member of our alumni group.You should also know that I extend to you today and welcome to join us on our Florida campus at any time that you might be in the neighborhood.
We welcome and celebrate our alumni and love having them on campus, for you to meet our current students, and to see how the school is progressing.
In the future, I look forward to be able to meet you at alumni gathering in your home place, wherever that maybe, sometime in the coming year.Nevertheless, despite all of this thoughts ahead, today is the day where we should be rooted in the present.
I would like to congratulate you on your achievement, certainly on getting an award from our school that signifies that you’ve received a diploma of academics and a diploma of leadership, and a diploma of service.Congratulations to you all, congratulations to your families, and to all of those who have supported you in your school setting. Well done, and enjoy the day.