As a long-term member of the CAA’s Education Scholarship Program and having attended many students’ graduations, I was quite impressed with Alvaro’s determination to be in attendance that day as well as with his excellent grades. He was still in quite a bit of pain, but he happily told me that day after the outdoor ceremony was completed that, “I would have attended even if I had also broken my leg!”
So, on this beautiful sunny day after the Costa Rican anthem was proudly sung, diplomas distributed with many teachers’ hugs, and proud parents took pictures, I left thinking about all the people who contributed to such graduations by providing tutoring or donations for supplies and uniforms for students like Alvaro who had maintained such a high grade-point average in spite of difficulties like broken arms, and it made me feel happy to have been even a small part of this significant event.
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* In the interest of child safety, we have changed his name and covered his face.