Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Graduation Day

The last day of school (today) is Graduation Day in Mexico as well as in our very small Primary school in Pinal Villa. No more than 50 kids total. I was asked to take a picture of Uriel who will be off to Secondaria in Melaque next year. Uriel suffers from just about every physical problem you can think of including motor control. The two mile walk into Melaque next year is a real concern to his parents. They would like to have a motor bike to take him but won't have the money for one. Sadly he can't ride a bike.

The ceremony began with the singing of the Mexican national anthem. An honor guard dressed in navy blue and chosen for their academic achievements, unfurled the red, white and green Mexican flag. A few more songs I was not familiar with. Two students read prepared speeches and the diploma presentation began. Those graduating to Secondaria first followed by those moving up to a new grade. No music and not as fancy as Melaque schools ... but just as real.

The Honor Guard

The lineup

Most of the kids

Uriel getting his diploma

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The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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