The Consecration of Young High School Students 2019

As usual every autumn, this year’s October was no different – from October 14 to 17 there was the consecration of young high school students in the high school. In order for the 10th grade students to be ordained and prepared for the difficult journey of high school, the 12th grade students had prepared enough challenging activities that through these four days, each tenth grade student could consider themselve a full-fledged high school student.

Grade 12 pupils consecrated young high schoolers by a path that, literally and figuratively, led «through thorns to the stars.» The route included motorcycle rides across the cold Alpine ridge, finding shady areas and water on a sweltering safari, and breaking through a jungle on an abandoned island near the coast of Brazil. Adequate penalties were imposed on the juniors for any misrepresentation or overdue activity. These exercises strengthened grade 10 both as a team and improved the individual skills of each student to cope with atypical situations.

On Thursday, the closing day of the consecration, young high school students received certificates confirming that they were officially enrolled in high school, while Alla Ankmane, their teacher, was elected a certified high school teacher. After receiving the certificates, the junior high school class, along with the most experienced twelfths and teachers of both classes, spent the afternoon sipping tea and enjoying time together.

We wish these young people to strengthen the fighting spirit and friendship links even more, so that during these three years they would not be frightened and stopped by the new school subjects or final exams!

Asnate Feldmane