As we prepare our campus to greet our returning Second Years and educators and also welcome 119 new First Year students and the new educators to our campus, we also would like to remember and celebrate the closing of a very successful and unifying 15th Anniversary year.
HONOR OUR STORY
During this anniversary year, we honored the College's alumni, staff members, board members, donors, friends, and families who have made it possible to accomplish this 15-year milestone. Proudly, we finished the academic year with the graduation of 76 students from the Class of 2022 who joined the worldwide alumni network.
We shared the story of the beginning of the College and its legacy, thanked the educators who have been with us for more than 15 years, and cheered for the more than 1,200 alumni who helped us grow into who we are today and make us proud of where their lives are taking them. We also honored the members who gave us their time and passion for making us a stronger, successful College, and we remembered all the people who are no longer with us but will forever stay in our hearts.
CELEBRATE WHO WE ARE
We celebrated what UWC stands for on UWC Day and the capacity of the Second Year students to question where their knowledge comes from at the TOK Exhibition. We also celebrated the network created to build and improve political relationships during MUN and, finally, the creative talent the students displayed at their Art Exhibition Show.
We want to thank everyone involved during our yearl-long celebration, especially all of the educators and students who actively planned and participated in each celebration, including the exciting and emotional on-campus celebration in March. Our special guest, Faith Abiodun, Executive Director of UWC International, said "The joyful atmosphere created by students, faculty and staff, management team, board members and volunteers, was just wonderful (...) I was struck by the ownership that each of them demonstrated. It was excellence in practice, and I know that the same applies at each of our schools and colleges."
As the UWC mission says, we make education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. These 15 years were just the beginning. All that we have accomplished is through the support, dedication, and energy of our very large "village" of alumni, students, families, the Board, advocates, and the committed educators and staff from all corners of the globe.
GET EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE
We are committed to continuing to work towards a sustainable campus. With the publication of the Sustainability Framework, we will highlight and push all possible efforts this year toward these goals. Stay tuned to our newsletters and social media channels, where we will share tips and best practices you can implement. We officially launched our Strategic Plan and continue working on the New Campus project.
Thank you for bringing joy, unity, and hope to us and the world. We renew our dedication this year to support our community on our personal and collective journey of growth and discovery. These are challenging times in the world. Never has the need been greater for nurturing and educating young people to prepare to be ethical, compassionate leaders in the smallest stages and large ones. We are on this journey together. Let's have a great beginning to this new school year!
P.S. Click here to read more about UWC Costa Rica's Sustainability Framework.
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