And they’re off! On June 13th ISM said farewell to the thirty-three students of the Class of 2017 at a wonderful Graduation Ceremony held, for the first time ever, in the elegant Salle Garnier, followed by cocktails.
The students were honoured to receive their Graduation Diplomas and prizes from Mr. Andrea Casiraghi, representing the famille princière.
This year’s special guest speaker, Nick Danziger, one of the world’s most renowned photojournalists, was introduced by Tessa Cournoyer, and was greatly applauded by both students and parents for his original and inspiring speech.
Matilde Gaido and Constance Paefgen delivered the traditional speeches on behalf of the class. A moving video tribute to the graduating class filled with memories and special mentions closed off the ceremony before the signature hat throwing.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and in particular to those awarded special prizes for:
Outstanding Academic Achievement: Constance Paefgen, Caitlin Nathan-Maister and Anna Nikitina.
Contribution to School Life: Rosabelle Baysan and Tessa Cournoyer.
The CAS Award for Service and Philanthropy: Beatrice Alessi and Julia Strouk.
The Conseil National Award: Elizaveta Kozeruk.
The ECIS Award for International Understanding: Matilde Gaido.