Poem: High School Graduate’s Ode (translation of Oda del Graduando)

Selected Verses:

High School Graduate’s Ode

(translation of Oda del Graduando)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Graduation is delightful,
challenging us to continue,
highlighting admiration
and love for our second home…

…You sustained us through life’s theater
by providing education;
yet the play has not concluded
because the curtain has not fallen.

The “play” is the life
that each of us lives;
“not concluded” is the measure
of wisdom to be acquired…

…With every first-year class that enters,
there are also sad farewells.
Graduates proclaiming “Yes!
Our triumphs and lives are yours.” …

…Our motto is profound,
displaying nobly in our thoughts:
“In pursuit of success,
In pursuit of victory!”

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and the original in Spanish @…

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