Today, we celebrate the many accomplishments of Clonlara’s Class of 2021 with a commencement ceremony that marks the end of our school’s 54th year. And, once again, we are truly inspired by the perseverance of our graduates around the world, who pursued their passions, met their requirements, and grew closer together through another challenging year of the pandemic.
For these inspiring individuals, Founder Pat Montgomery has a special message not to think of today as a “commencement or new beginning,” but as a “continuance” of what they have already started and are on their way to becoming.
The Class of 2021 includes 150 students, representing 18 U.S. states and 23 countries. They have earned numerous scholarships and awards to help them pursue their passions and goals next year in the colleges and careers of their choice. We are thrilled to celebrate their diverse interests and talents and recognize their significant accomplishments in this “virtual celebration.”
As is our tradition, each Clonlara graduate has the opportunity to share a message or performance that reflects the uniqueness of their educational journey. As you watch this video, we encourage you to pause or rewind so that you don’t miss a moment!
In keeping with Clonlara’s philosophy of empowering students to participate purposefully and eagerly in their education, the members of the Class of 2021 have taken much of the responsibility for designing and following their own paths, and for meeting their educational goals. Because of this, we know that they will maintain their innate curiosity and continue to be self-confident learners in their future endeavors.
Congratulations, Class of 2021! We celebrate you for educational accomplishments, your individuality, and your perseverance in continuing your learning journeys!
Do you have a message for the Class of 2021 or a graduation story to share? Please tell us in comments below.